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

We used science and data to determine which cities in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

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Are you trying to find love in Pennsylvania?

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 Pennsylvania, there’s a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Keystone 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 Pennsylvania? We’ve got the answers here.

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

  1. Indiana (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. West Chester (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. State College (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Pittsburgh (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Washington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Chester (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Philadelphia (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Reading (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Lancaster (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. York (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 Pennsylvania? That would be Franklin Park.

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 Pennsylvania or the safest places to live in Pennsylvania.

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

To give you the places in Pennsylvania 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 Keystone 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 Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania, that meant a total of 60 cities.

Read on to see why Indiana is the talk of the town while Franklin Park is probably a bit on the boring side.

Indiana, PA

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Population: 13,690
Median Age: 21.7
Married households: 22.9%
Households with kids: 13.6%
More on Indiana: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Indiana is a borough in and the county seat of Indiana County in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The population was 13,975 at the 2010 census, and since 2013 has been part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area after being a long time part of the Pittsburgh Media Market. Indiana is also the principal city of the Indiana, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

West Chester, PA

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Population: 19,698
Median Age: 23.8
Married households: 25.5%
Households with kids: 14.3%
More on West Chester: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West Chester is a borough and the county seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 18,461 at the 2010 census.

State College, PA

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Population: 42,224
Median Age: 21.6
Married households: 24.1%
Households with kids: 10.8%
More on State College: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is the largest designated borough in Pennsylvania. It is the principal borough of the six municipalities that make up the State College Metropolitan Statistical Area, the largest settlement in Centre County and one of the principal cities of the greater State College-DuBois Combined Statistical Area with a combined population of 236,577 as of the 2010 United States Census. In the 2010 census, the borough population was 42,034 with approximately 105,000 living in the borough plus the surrounding townships often referred to locally as the “Centre Region.” Many of these Centre Region communities also carry a “State College, PA” address although are not part of the borough of State College.

Pittsburgh, PA

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Population: 305,012
Median Age: 32.9
Married households: 28.0%
Households with kids: 17.1%
More on Pittsburgh: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. As of 2017, a total population of 305,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania, and the 26th-largest in the U.S.

Review Of Pittsburgh by HomeSnacks User

It costs a lot of money to live in a decent neighborhood here – one that’s easily accessible and has a low crime rate. There isn’t much to do during your down time so it’s hard to meet people.

If you’re looking for entertainment after work, this isn’t the place for you.

Washington, PA

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Population: 13,624
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 30.6%
Households with kids: 18.7%
More on Washington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Washington is a city in and the county seat of Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States, within the Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area in the southwestern part of the state. The population was 13,663 at the 2010 census.

Review Of Washington by Master Gracey

I live in Washington, and it’s not too bad here at all.

Chester, PA

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Population: 34,102
Median Age: 30.2
Married households: 15.9%
Households with kids: 27.8%
More on Chester: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Chester is a city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States, with a population of 33,972 at the 2010 census. Incorporated in 1682, Chester sits on the western bank of the Delaware River between the cities of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.

Review Of Chester by Duane Armstrong

I was born in Chester went to visit November 2016 stayed till April 2017 and went back to Atlanta will never go back to Chester pa ever in my life again

Philadelphia, PA

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Population: 1,569,657
Median Age: 34.1
Married households: 27.6%
Households with kids: 22.1%
More on Philadelphia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley region, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. The region’s population of 7.2million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

Review Of Philadelphia by HomeSnacks User

I loved living in Philadelphia for four years. I lived in West Philadelphia while I attended university in the city. I walked, took taxis, and took public transportation to wherever I wanted to go.

South Street is extremely fun, with a happening music scene and the beautiful Magic Garden. 30th Street Station is convenient and is a nice study in architecture. Additionally, there is an excellent fusion food scene, as well as a great brunch scene.

Reading, PA

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Population: 88,275
Median Age: 29.3
Married households: 28.9%
Households with kids: 36.0%
More on Reading: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Reading is a city in and the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. With a population of 87,575, it is the fifth-largest city in Pennsylvania. Located in the southeastern part of the state, it is the principal city of the Greater Reading Area.

Lancaster, PA

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Population: 59,556
Median Age: 31.6
Married households: 31.9%
Households with kids: 28.2%
More on Lancaster: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. With a population of 59,322, it ranks eighth in population among Pennsylvania’s cities. The Lancaster metropolitan area population is 507,766, making it the 101st largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and second largest in the South Central Pennsylvania area.

Review Of Lancaster by HomeSnacks User

My experience isn’t too bad. There is plenty of things to do like go to the park, mall or just walk around the city. The crime has increased throughout the years, and also the population has become more crowded.

I love going to Longs Park and getting some ice cream and walking around. It’s a very peaceful place.

York, PA

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Population: 44,058
Median Age: 30.5
Married households: 25.6%
Households with kids: 32.3%
More on York: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

York, known as the White Rose City, is the county seat of York County, Pennsylvania, United States, located in the south-central region of the state. The population within York’s city limits was 43,718 at the 2010 census, a 7.0% increase from the 2000 count of 40,862. When combined with the adjacent boroughs of West York and North York and surrounding Spring Garden, West Manchester, and Springettsbury townships, the population of Greater York was 108,386. York is the 11th largest city in Pennsylvania.

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

If you’re looking for a breakdown of cities in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania according to the data:

  1. Franklin Park
  2. Jefferson Hills
  3. Plum

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Pennsylvania

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Indiana, PA 13,690 21.7
2 West Chester, PA 19,698 23.8
3 State College, PA 42,224 21.6
4 Pittsburgh, PA 305,012 32.9
5 Washington, PA 13,624 36.8
6 Chester, PA 34,102 30.2
7 Philadelphia, PA 1,569,657 34.1
8 Reading, PA 88,275 29.3
9 Lancaster, PA 59,556 31.6
10 York, PA 44,058 30.5
11 Erie, PA 98,970 34.7
12 Easton, PA 27,045 34.2
13 Phoenixville, PA 16,743 34.7
14 Wilkinsburg, PA 15,748 38.9
15 Bloomsburg, PA 14,500 22.6
16 Harrisburg, PA 49,278 31.1
17 Butler, PA 13,292 38.0
18 Darby, PA 10,710 29.4
19 East Stroudsburg, PA 10,149 29.2
20 Coatesville, PA 13,169 30.9
21 Allentown, PA 120,128 31.8
22 Munhall, PA 11,296 42.7
23 Bethlehem, PA 75,240 35.1
24 Carlisle, PA 19,113 32.7
25 Lebanon, PA 25,703 34.3
26 Williamsport, PA 28,938 31.7
27 Altoona, PA 44,749 38.0
28 Johnstown, PA 19,967 42.9
29 Scranton, PA 76,624 36.3
30 Nanticoke, PA 10,296 41.8
31 Mckeesport, PA 19,488 43.8
32 Lansdale, PA 16,506 37.1
33 Hazleton, PA 24,882 34.7
34 Kingston, PA 12,959 44.8
35 Berwick, PA 10,231 41.6
36 Meadville, PA 13,105 36.7
37 Columbia, PA 10,430 38.1
38 Ephrata, PA 13,785 37.9
39 Greensburg, PA 14,476 38.8
40 New Castle, PA 22,434 42.4
41 Yeadon, PA 11,523 38.5
42 Chambersburg, PA 20,640 35.4
43 Sharon, PA 13,505 39.5
44 New Kensington, PA 12,679 47.1
45 Lansdowne, PA 10,641 41.5
46 Waynesboro, PA 10,793 37.8
47 Hanover, PA 15,506 39.1
48 Dunmore, PA 13,412 42.2
49 Baldwin, PA 19,743 41.2
50 St. Marys, PA 12,603 47.8
51 Emmaus, PA 11,360 41.4
52 Lower Burrell, PA 11,413 47.8
53 Whitehall, PA 13,828 46.4
54 Pottsville, PA 13,827 44.0
55 West Mifflin, PA 20,075 45.4
56 Hermitage, PA 15,901 49.4
57 Wyomissing, PA 10,452 48.6
58 Plum, PA 27,390 45.7
59 Jefferson Hills, PA 11,244 45.1
60 Franklin Park, PA 14,301 43.2

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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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