These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Rhode Island For 2019

We used science and data to determine which cities in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

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Are you trying to find love in Rhode Island?

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

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

  1. Newport (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Woonsocket (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Pawtucket (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Central Falls (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Providence (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Harrisville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Cranston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. East Providence (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Narragansett Pier (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Kingston (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 Rhode Island? That would be Chepachet.

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 Rhode Island or the safest places to live in Rhode Island.

For more Rhode Island reading, check out:

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

To give you the places in Rhode Island 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 Ocean 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 Rhode Island, 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 1,000 people. For Rhode Island, that meant a total of 24 cities.

Read on to see why Newport is the talk of the town while Chepachet is probably a bit on the boring side.

Newport, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 24,745
Median Age: 35.9
Married households: 32.2%
Households with kids: 17.0%
More on Newport: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. The City of Newport is located approximately 37 miles southeast of Providence, 21 miles south of Fall River, and 74 miles south of Boston. It is known as a New England summer resort and is famous for its mansions. It is also the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport, which houses the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and a major United States Navy training center. It was a major 18th-century port city and also contains a high number of surviving buildings from the colonial era of the United States.

Review Of Newport by HomeSnacks User

Newport is one of my favorite places to vacation. Right on the water, its location is a wonderful combination of shops, restaurants, with the marina right there is a picturesque sight.

The people of Newport and nearby towns are very friendly and down to earth. Their relaxed attitude about life and slower pace is a nice change from the hustle and bustle of big city living.

Woonsocket, RI

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 41,508
Median Age: 37.8
Married households: 33.0%
Households with kids: 25.4%
More on Woonsocket: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Woonsocket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 41,186 at the 2010 census, making it the sixth largest city in the state. Woonsocket lies directly south of the Massachusetts state line and constitutes part of both the Providence metropolitan area and the larger Greater Boston Combined Statistical Area.

Pawtucket, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 71,770
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 35.1%
Households with kids: 28.2%
More on Pawtucket: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pawtucket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 71,148 at the 2010 census. It is the fourth largest city in the state.

Central Falls, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 19,395
Median Age: 29.1
Married households: 32.6%
Households with kids: 42.5%
More on Central Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Central Falls is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 19,376 at the 2010 census. With an area of only 1.29 square miles, it is the smallest and most densely populated city in the smallest state, and the 27th most densely populated incorporated place in the United States. It is also one of only four incorporated places in New England that have a higher population density than the city of Boston. The city takes its name from a waterfall on the Blackstone River.

Providence, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 179,509
Median Age: 29.8
Married households: 31.0%
Households with kids: 30.4%
More on Providence: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island in the early 1900s it was the most visited place, founded in 1636 and one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was founded by Roger Williams, a religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named the area in honor of “God’s merciful Providence” which he believed was responsible for revealing such a haven for him and his followers to settle. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay.

Harrisville, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 1,396
Median Age: 42.9
Married households: 28.7%
Households with kids: 24.5%
More on Harrisville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cranston, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 80,979
Median Age: 40.6
Married households: 45.9%
Households with kids: 26.8%
More on Cranston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cranston, once known as Pawtuxet, is a city in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. With a population of 80,529 at the 2010 census, it is the third largest city in the state. The center of population of Rhode Island is located in Cranston. Cranston is a part of the Providence metropolitan area.

East Providence, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 47,425
Median Age: 42.7
Married households: 40.8%
Households with kids: 23.5%
More on East Providence: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

East Providence is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 47,037 at the 2010 census, making it the fifth largest city in the state.

Narragansett Pier, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 3,977
Median Age: 48.6
Married households: 39.0%
Households with kids: 9.6%
More on Narragansett Pier: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kingston, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 6,983
Median Age: 19.6
Married households: 54.6%
Households with kids: 27.8%
More on Kingston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kingston is a village and a census-designated place in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States, and the site of the main campus of the University of Rhode Island. Much of the village center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Kingston Village Historic District.

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

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

  1. Chepachet
  2. Ashaway
  3. Bradford

For more Rhode Island reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Rhode Island

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Newport, RI 24,745 35.9
2 Woonsocket, RI 41,508 37.8
3 Pawtucket, RI 71,770 36.0
4 Central Falls, RI 19,395 29.1
5 Providence, RI 179,509 29.8
6 Harrisville, RI 1,396 42.9
7 Cranston, RI 80,979 40.6
8 East Providence, RI 47,425 42.7
9 Narragansett Pier, RI 3,977 48.6
10 Kingston, RI 6,983 19.6
11 Newport East, RI 11,211 43.3
12 Valley Falls, RI 12,056 42.3
13 Warwick, RI 81,218 45.1
14 Tiverton, RI 7,727 49.4
15 Melville, RI 1,429 27.0
16 Pascoag, RI 5,041 38.9
17 Westerly, RI 17,323 46.0
18 Harmony, RI 1,057 43.3
19 Cumberland Hill, RI 8,062 45.0
20 Hope Valley, RI 1,777 43.7
21 Greenville, RI 8,388 50.6
22 Bradford, RI 1,477 29.6
23 Ashaway, RI 1,118 50.3
24 Chepachet, RI 1,813 45.7

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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