These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In South Carolina For 2019

We used science and data to determine which cities in South Carolina 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 South Carolina.

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Are you trying to find love in South Carolina?

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

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

  1. Clemson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. West Columbia (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Orangeburg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Cayce (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Greenville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Columbia (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. North Charleston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Gaffney (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Spartanburg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Rock Hill (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 South Carolina? That would be Fort Mill.

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 South Carolina or the safest places to live in South Carolina.

For more South Carolina reading, check out:

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

To give you the places in South Carolina 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 Palmetto 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 South Carolina, 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 South Carolina, that meant a total of 38 cities.

Read on to see why Clemson is the talk of the town while Fort Mill is probably a bit on the boring side.

Clemson, SC

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Population: 15,375
Median Age: 23.9
Married households: 31.8%
Households with kids: 17.8%
More on Clemson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Clemson is a city in Pickens and Anderson counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Clemson is home to Clemson University; in 2015, the Princeton Review cited the town of Clemson as ranking #1 in the United States for “town-and-gown” relations with its resident university. The population of the city was 13,905 at the 2010 census.

Clemson is part of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, South Carolina Combined Statistical Area. Most of the city is in Pickens County, which is part of the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area. A small portion is in Anderson County, which is part of the Anderson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

West Columbia, SC

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Population: 17,056
Median Age: 39.3
Married households: 29.3%
Households with kids: 16.4%
More on West Columbia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West Columbia is a city and commuter town in the suburban eastern sections of Lexington County, South Carolina, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population was 14,988. It is a part of the greater Columbia, SC metropolitan statistical area.

Orangeburg, SC

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Population: 13,215
Median Age: 29.8
Married households: 25.1%
Households with kids: 19.1%
More on Orangeburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Orangeburg, also known as The Garden City, is the principal city in and the county seat of Orangeburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population of the city was 13,964 according to the 2010 United States census. The city is located 37 miles southeast of Columbia, on the north fork of the Edisto River in the Piedmont area.

Cayce, SC

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Population: 13,668
Median Age: 31.5
Married households: 31.7%
Households with kids: 19.3%
More on Cayce: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cayce is a city in Lexington and Richland counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina, along the Congaree River. The population was 12,528 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Columbia, South Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Greenville, SC

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Population: 64,061
Median Age: 34.6
Married households: 34.3%
Households with kids: 20.5%
More on Greenville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Greenville is the largest city in and the seat of Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. The city’s mayor is Knox White, who has been in that position since December 1995. With an estimated population of 67,453 as of 2016, it is the sixth-largest city in the state. The population of the surrounding area was 400,492 as of 2010, making it the third-largest urban area in South Carolina as well as the fastest growing. Greenville is the largest city in the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The MSA had a population of 884,975 in 2016, making it the largest in South Carolina and the third largest in The Carolinas.

Columbia, SC

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Population: 132,236
Median Age: 28.3
Married households: 29.3%
Households with kids: 21.7%
More on Columbia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Columbia is the capital and second largest city of the U.S. state of South Carolina, with a population estimate of 134,309 as of 2016. The city serves as the county seat of Richland County, and a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County. It is the center of the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, which had a population of 767,598 as of the 2010 United States Census, growing to 817,488 by July 1, 2016, according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates. The name Columbia is a poetic term used for the United States, originating from the name of Christopher Columbus.

Review Of Columbia by HomeSnacks User

It’s not much to do in the area, most stores are being and/or have been relocated, Not much of a place i’d consider sociable.

There are some mines and things For sight seeing and collecting. The city is somewhat busy but the people are easy to get along with sometimes. The stores and products in them are pretty rare depending on what store you’re visiting, and it’s a lot of jobs there.

North Charleston, SC

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Population: 108,186
Median Age: 32.5
Married households: 34.1%
Households with kids: 26.8%
More on North Charleston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

North Charleston is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, with incorporated areas in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. On June 12, 1972, the city of North Charleston was incorporated and was rated as the ninth-largest city in South Carolina. As of the 2010 Census, North Charleston had a population of 97,471, growing to an estimated population of 108,304 in 2015, and with a current area of more than 76.6 square miles. As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, for use by the U.S. Census Bureau and other U.S. Government agencies for statistical purposes only, North Charleston is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area and the Charleston-North Charleston urban area. North Charleston is one of the state’s major industrial centers and is the state’s top city in gross retail sales.

Gaffney, SC

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Population: 12,756
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 29.6%
Households with kids: 18.3%
More on Gaffney: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Gaffney is a town in and the seat of Cherokee County, South Carolina, United States, in the Upstate region of South Carolina. Gaffney is known as the “Peach Capital of South Carolina”. The population was 12,539 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 12,597 in 2014. It is the principal city of the Gaffney, South Carolina, Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Cherokee County and which is further included in the greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, South Carolina Combined Statistical Area.

Spartanburg, SC

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Population: 37,384
Median Age: 35.0
Married households: 29.4%
Households with kids: 23.0%
More on Spartanburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Spartanburg is the most populous city in and the seat of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States, and the 12th-largest city by population in the state. The city of Spartanburg has a municipal population of 37,013, and Spartanburg County has an urban population of 180,786 as of the 2010 census. The Spartanburg Metropolitan Statistical Area, including Spartanburg and Union counties, had a population of 317,057 as of the 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

Review Of Spartanburg by shawn&alisha porter

I live in Spartanburg sc it’s great here I love it

Rock Hill, SC

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Population: 70,764
Median Age: 33.5
Married households: 37.7%
Households with kids: 27.9%
More on Rock Hill: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina, United States and the fifth-largest city in the state. It is also the fourth-largest city of the Charlotte metropolitan area, behind Charlotte, Concord, and Gastonia. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 66,154. In 2016, the population had increased to 72,937.

Review Of Rock Hill by HomeSnacks User

Rock Hill is a beautiful city south of Charlotte. The downtown area isn’t crazy alive, but it is beautiful, and there a variety of shops and restaurants to pick from. The schools are great, as is the four year institution there, Winthrop University.

Favorite place is Amelie’s, the French bakery. There’s not much bad to be quite honest. There isn’t as much to do as I would like, but there’s always something.

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

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

  1. Fort Mill
  2. North Augusta
  3. Bluffton

For more South Carolina reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In South Carolina

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Clemson, SC 15,375 23.9
2 West Columbia, SC 17,056 39.3
3 Orangeburg, SC 13,215 29.8
4 Cayce, SC 13,668 31.5
5 Greenville, SC 64,061 34.6
6 Columbia, SC 132,236 28.3
7 North Charleston, SC 108,186 32.5
8 Gaffney, SC 12,756 36.8
9 Spartanburg, SC 37,384 35.0
10 Rock Hill, SC 70,764 33.5
11 Charleston, SC 131,204 34.4
12 Hanahan, SC 21,729 35.1
13 Greenwood, SC 23,148 33.7
14 Conway, SC 21,534 33.4
15 Forest Acres, SC 10,466 41.9
16 Summerville, SC 49,122 35.4
17 Myrtle Beach, SC 30,760 42.4
18 Newberry, SC 10,257 33.7
19 James Island, SC 11,908 43.8
20 Anderson, SC 27,011 38.1
21 Sumter, SC 40,286 33.7
22 Mauldin, SC 24,813 37.4
23 Goose Creek, SC 41,040 31.8
24 Lexington, SC 20,653 36.7
25 Easley, SC 20,521 42.0
26 North Myrtle Beach, SC 15,510 58.0
27 Greer, SC 28,587 34.1
28 Aiken, SC 30,277 46.7
29 Beaufort, SC 13,413 36.7
30 Hilton Head Island, SC 39,666 55.7
31 Florence, SC 37,840 38.2
32 Simpsonville, SC 20,741 38.8
33 Mount Pleasant, SC 80,661 40.0
34 Irmo, SC 11,950 36.9
35 Port Royal, SC 12,218 25.1
36 Bluffton, SC 17,164 35.6
37 North Augusta, SC 22,268 39.7
38 Fort Mill, SC 14,451 36.5

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.

One thought on “These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In South Carolina For 2019

  1. Where in South Carolina would you believe a single over 65 would thrive and be safe

    I thought Rock Hill or Travelers Rest.

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