These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Oregon For 2019

We used science and data to determine which cities in Oregon have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for . This is our second time ranking the best cities for singles in Oregon.

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Are you trying to find love in Oregon?

Or are you just looking to hook up?

Either way, we’ve got you covered here. At least, we’ll point you in the right direction – which is why you came here in the first place, right?

According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans who have remained single (not married) is growing. That means, people are dating a lot longer than they used to.

There are many reasons for that, including financial and cultural. And, we suspect smartphones and social media has a lot to do with it, too. After all, we’re all a lot more distracted these days.

If you live in Oregon, there’s a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Beaver State ranks in the top 10 when it comes to number of people over the age of 18 who aren’t married, or in a serious relationship. That’s great news for people looking for their match.

So, where are the best cities for singles in Oregon? We’ve got the answers here.

These are the best cities for singles in Oregon for 2019. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:

  1. Corvallis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Eugene (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Portland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Beaverton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Springfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Gresham (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Milwaukie (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Klamath Falls (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Salem (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Gladstone (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each city ranked. If you live in or really close to one of these cities, and you’re single, you should probably get out more often. And stop staring at your phone. Just sayin’.

The most boring place in Oregon? That would be Happy Valley.

And after you find a mate, you’ll no doubt want to start a family and buy a home right? Don’t forget to check out the best places to live in Oregon or the safest places to live in Oregon.

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How do you determine which city is best for singles in Oregon anyways?

To give you the places in Oregon which are best for singles to find one another, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what single people like.

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Beaver State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey Census data produced for the state of Oregon, we looked at every single city in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Population density
  • % of population that’s male vs. female (closer to a 50-50 ratio is better)
  • % of households with kids
  • Median age
  • Number of unmarried people in each city

We then gave each city a Singles Score.

The higher the score, the better the city is for singles to find one another. We also limited our results to cities with populations over 10,000 people. For Oregon, that meant a total of 46 cities.

Read on to see why Corvallis is the talk of the town while Happy Valley is probably a bit on the boring side.

Corvallis, OR

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Population: 56,224
Median Age: 27.0
Married households: 37.4%
Households with kids: 20.2%
More on Corvallis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Corvallis is a city in central western Oregon, United States. It is the county seat of Benton County and the principal city of the Corvallis, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Benton County. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 54,462. Its population was estimated by the Portland Research Center to be 55,298 in 2013. Corvallis is the location of Oregon State University, a large Hewlett-Packard research campus, and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

Eugene, OR

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Population: 163,135
Median Age: 34.1
Married households: 38.6%
Households with kids: 22.3%
More on Eugene: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located at the southern end of the Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, about 50 miles east of the Oregon Coast.

Portland, OR

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Population: 630,331
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 38.6%
Households with kids: 23.3%
More on Portland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. The city covers 145 square miles and had an estimated population of 639,863 in 2016, making it the 26th most populous city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest. Approximately 2,424,955 people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area, making it the 25th most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area ranks 18th with a population of 3,160,488. Roughly 60% of Oregon’s population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.

Review Of Portland by Starlink

I think Portland is the absolute F*****G worst place to live. The west side of Oregon is mostly just terrible. Sure there are places like Coos Bay and Newport which are nice but I hate that side of the state. I’ve lived in Baker City on the East side of the state for 18 years and it’s probably the nicest place you could live in Oregon. Portland however is so awful I actively avoid it if I have to go to say, Seattle. I’d gladly add an extra hour or two to my journey to avoid that vile city. The majority of people are Bums and Hipsters. And the drivers are rude as f**k and traffic is always atrocious. I’ll never go back as long as I live. Rant over.

Beaverton, OR

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Population: 95,710
Median Age: 36.1
Married households: 45.0%
Households with kids: 26.9%
More on Beaverton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Beaverton is a city in Washington County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. The city center is 7 miles west of downtown Portland in the Tualatin River Valley. As of the 2010 census, the population is 89,803. This makes it the second-largest city in the county and Oregon’s sixth-largest city. Fire protection and EMS services are provided through Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

Springfield, OR

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Population: 60,823
Median Age: 35.8
Married households: 39.5%
Households with kids: 26.4%
More on Springfield: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Springfield is a city in Lane County, Oregon, United States. Located in the Southern Willamette Valley, it is within the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. Separated from Eugene to the west, mainly by Interstate 5, Springfield is the second-most populous city in the metropolitan area after Eugene. As of the 2010 census, the city has a total population of 59,403.

Gresham, OR

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Population: 110,336
Median Age: 35.7
Married households: 44.8%
Households with kids: 32.2%
More on Gresham: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Gresham is a city located in Multnomah County, Oregon, in the United States, immediately east of Portland. Though it began as a settlement in the mid-1800s, it was not officially incorporated as a city until 1905; it was named after Walter Quinton Gresham, the American Civil War general and United States Postmaster General.

Milwaukie, OR

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Population: 20,627
Median Age: 40.9
Married households: 39.1%
Households with kids: 21.0%
More on Milwaukie: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Milwaukie is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. A very small portion of the city extends into Multnomah County. The population was 20,291 at the 2010 census. Founded in 1847 on the banks of the Willamette River, the city, known as the Dogwood City of the West, was incorporated in 1903 and is noted as the birthplace of the Bing cherry. The city is now a suburb of Portland and also adjoins the unincorporated areas of Clackamas and Oak Grove.

Review Of Milwaukie by HomeSnacks User

School system is fantastic and it is a really quiet pretty area south of Portland

Property values are much better than much of the Portland metro area.

Klamath Falls, OR

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Population: 21,113
Median Age: 34.9
Married households: 39.1%
Households with kids: 26.5%
More on Klamath Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Klamath Falls is a city in and the county seat of Klamath County, Oregon, United States. The city was originally called Linkville when George Nurse founded the town in 1867. It was named after the Link River, on whose falls the city was sited. The name was changed to Klamath Falls in 1893. The population was 20,840 at the 2010 census. The city is on the southeastern shore of the Upper Klamath Lake and about 25 miles north of the California-Oregon border.

Salem, OR

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Population: 163,654
Median Age: 35.2
Married households: 45.9%
Households with kids: 30.4%
More on Salem: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. It is located in the center of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River, which runs north through the city. The river forms the boundary between Marion and Polk counties, and the city neighborhood of West Salem is in Polk County. Salem was founded in 1842, became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857.

Review Of Salem by HomeSnacks User

Nestled in the lush and colorful Willamette Valley–just 50 miles south of Portland you’ll find Salem, Oregon’s capital. With low crime, a sprawling economy, great wages, and highly educated work force, Salem makes for a vibrant community to raise a family, or meet that special someone. The recreational opportunities, year-round are truly unsurpassed. Ranging from the pacfic northwest’s majestic cascade range–which offers excellent snow-sports and hiking, to oregon’s picturesque oregon coast–with awe-inspiring cliffs, and scenic beauty that rivals any other beaches found on the east coast.

Cultural diversity, natural beauty, and good drivers!

Gladstone, OR

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Population: 11,936
Median Age: 38.6
Married households: 40.5%
Households with kids: 34.3%
More on Gladstone: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Gladstone is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 11,491 at the 2010 census. Gladstone is an approximately 4-square-mile suburban community, 12 miles south of Portland, the largest city in Oregon, and located at the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette rivers.

There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles in Oregon for 2019

If you’re looking for a breakdown of cities in Oregon ranked by criteria that most would agree make a place a great spot for finding a single person (and potentially love), this is an accurate list.

Here’s a look at the most boring cities in Oregon according to the data:

  1. Happy Valley
  2. Damascus
  3. West Linn

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Oregon

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Corvallis, OR 56,224 27.0
2 Eugene, OR 163,135 34.1
3 Portland, OR 630,331 36.8
4 Beaverton, OR 95,710 36.1
5 Springfield, OR 60,823 35.8
6 Gresham, OR 110,336 35.7
7 Milwaukie, OR 20,627 40.9
8 Klamath Falls, OR 21,113 34.9
9 Salem, OR 163,654 35.2
10 Gladstone, OR 11,936 38.6
11 Mcminnville, OR 33,211 36.1
12 Hillsboro, OR 102,396 34.0
13 Grants Pass, OR 36,687 38.2
14 Ontario, OR 10,972 32.5
15 Tigard, OR 51,355 37.7
16 La Grande, OR 12,999 34.3
17 Newberg, OR 22,898 33.7
18 Woodburn, OR 25,067 32.9
19 Albany, OR 52,007 36.6
20 Medford, OR 79,246 37.1
21 Cornelius, OR 12,423 30.6
22 Troutdale, OR 16,557 35.1
23 Keizer, OR 37,910 37.7
24 Forest Grove, OR 23,554 33.1
25 Ashland, OR 20,733 44.3
26 Wilsonville, OR 22,789 35.6
27 Lebanon, OR 16,336 37.5
28 Roseburg, OR 22,013 43.4
29 Hermiston, OR 17,241 30.9
30 Redmond, OR 28,492 37.5
31 Pendleton, OR 16,709 36.2
32 The Dalles, OR 15,224 39.6
33 Central Point, OR 17,760 37.9
34 Canby, OR 17,337 36.6
35 St. Helens, OR 13,254 38.5
36 Sandy, OR 10,581 33.9
37 Sherwood, OR 19,107 36.6
38 Coos Bay, OR 16,070 41.8
39 Bend, OR 87,167 38.2
40 Dallas, OR 15,413 42.1
41 Newport, OR 10,274 44.9
42 Tualatin, OR 27,135 38.2
43 Lake Oswego, OR 38,212 46.6
44 West Linn, OR 26,307 42.5
45 Damascus, OR 10,909 44.1
46 Happy Valley, OR 18,477 38.4

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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