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


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

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Are you trying to find love in Texas?

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

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

  1. College Station (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Dallas (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Houston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Austin (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Addison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Webster (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Lubbock (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. San Marcos (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Odessa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Bryan (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 Texas? That would be Seagoville.

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 Texas or the safest places to live in Texas.

For more Texas reading, check out:

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

To give you the places in Texas 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 Lone Star 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 Texas, 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 Texas, that meant a total of 217 cities.

Read on to see why College Station is the talk of the town while Seagoville is probably a bit on the boring side.

College Station, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 107,445
Median Age: 22.7
Married households: 34.9%
Households with kids: 23.2%
More on College Station: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. It is 90 miles northwest of Houston and 87 miles northeast of Austin. As of the 2010 census, College Station had a population of 93,857, which had increased to an estimated population of 117,191 as of September 2017. College Station and Bryan together make up the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the 14th-largest metropolitan area in Texas with 255,589 people as of 2015.

Dallas, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,300,122
Median Age: 32.5
Married households: 35.4%
Households with kids: 27.9%
More on Dallas: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the most populous city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city’s population ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city’s prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat; however, sections of the city are located in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. According to the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 1,197,816. The United States Census Bureau’s estimate for the city’s population increased to 1,317,929 as of July 1, 2016.

Review Of Dallas by HomeSnacks User

I moved to Dallas 5 years ago and lived there for 2 years learning the flooring trade. Great people I met there and the atmosphere is awesome. The tall beautiful buildings are awesome and I loved the rain because I love rain it rained a lot there the 2 years that I was there. They have so many businesses and good places to go visit and have fun to go see things downtown. I really liked living down there and meeting the nice people that I met through work and while I was out and about. I will definitely would want to move back.

What stood out to me was all the great food places you can try. So many was so great especially all the different barbeque places. The bad thing at that time may be still going on is the construction on the roads. Also, so many people are moving there and it is growing fast which can be good but at the same time not so good. It was very congested a few years ago and need to go back to see if it is still congested. For being a big city the crime and the construction is what is bad in my opinion about Dallas. Other than that it is an awesome place to visit and live.

Houston, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,267,336
Median Age: 32.9
Married households: 38.6%
Households with kids: 29.3%
More on Houston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Houston HYOO-stn) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2016 population of 2.303million within a land area of 599.59 square miles. It is also the largest city in the Southern United States, and the seat of HarrisCounty. Located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico, it is the principal city of the Greater Houston metro area, which is the fifth-most populated MSA in the United States.

Review Of Houston by HomeSnacks User

The crime rate of Houston is around 75% and its somewhat not safe to live, esp. in North and East Houston. But it’s a home for more than 500 Fortune Companies where I and my friends used to work and its a great place for earning.

The NASAs space center located in Houston, Downtown Aquarium and Children’s Museum are good places to be visited by Children for their passtime.

Austin, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 916,906
Median Age: 32.7
Married households: 37.9%
Households with kids: 25.3%
More on Austin: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Austin, AWST-tin) is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties. It is the 11th-most populous city in the United States and the 4th-most populous city in Texas. It is the fastest growing large city in the United States, the second most populous state capital after Phoenix, Arizona, and the southern-most state capital in the contiguous 48 states. As of the Census Bureau’s July 1, 2016 estimate, Austin has a population of 947,890. Located in Central Texas in the foothills of Texas Hill Country, the city is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways including Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, the Colorado River, Lake Travis, and Lake Walter E. Long. It is the cultural and economic center of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan statistical area, which had an estimated population of 2,056,405 as of July 1, 2016.

Review Of Austin by HomeSnacks User

Austin is calm, safe and convenient!!

Austin has many beatuful places!

River Side is a very awesome place.

it has a lot of cafes and river is fantastic!

Addison, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 15,455
Median Age: 32.9
Married households: 28.6%
Households with kids: 12.8%
More on Addison: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Addison is an incorporated town in Dallas County, Texas, in the United States. Addison is situated to the immediate north of the city of Dallas. The town’s population was 13,056 at the 2010 census. Addison and Flower Mound were the only two Texas towns with a population greater than 10,000 in the 2010 census; since then the towns of Prosper and Trophy Club have also exceeded 10,000 in population estimates. Addison is best-known within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region for its abundance of restaurants and nightlife.

Webster, TX

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,128
Median Age: 28.9
Married households: 20.6%
Households with kids: 25.8%
More on Webster: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Webster is a city in the U.S. state of Texas located in Harris County, within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 10,400 at the 2010 census.

Lubbock, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 247,323
Median Age: 29.4
Married households: 40.2%
Households with kids: 27.2%
More on Lubbock: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically and geographically as the Llano Estacado and ecologically is part of the southern end of the High Plains. According to a 2015 Census estimate, Lubbock had a population of 252,506. making it the 83rd-most populous city in the United States of America and the 11th-most populous city in the state of Texas. The city is the economic center of the Lubbock metropolitan area, which has a projected 2020 population of 327,424.

Review Of Lubbock by HomeSnacks User

Lubbock Texas is a small West Texas city that is flat and dusty. The university Texas Tech is there along with a large medical center. There is the depot district in downtown Lubbock that hosts many bars and places to eat. Lubbock is a large cotton growing region.

The good about Lubbock is it is one of the most friendly places is America. Everybody loves to talk and wave on a lonesome road. The bad is there is a very limited amount of activities and fun things to do in this city.

San Marcos, TX

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 59,935
Median Age: 23.8
Married households: 23.1%
Households with kids: 18.6%
More on San Marcos: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

San Marcos is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos metropolitan area. It is on the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio and is the seat of Hays County. Its limits extend into Caldwell and Guadalupe Counties, as well. Its population was 44,894 in 2010. In 2015 the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population at 60,684

Odessa, TX

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 115,930
Median Age: 30.6
Married households: 44.9%
Households with kids: 33.0%
More on Odessa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Odessa is a city in and the county seat of Ector County, Texas, United States. It is located primarily in Ector County, although a small portion of the city extends into Midland County. Odessa’s population was 118,918 at the 2010 census making it the 29th-most populous city in Texas; estimates as of July 2015 indicate a population of 159,436 in the city. It is the principal city of the Odessa Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Ector County. The metropolitan area is also a component of the larger Midland-Odessa combined statistical area, which had a 2010 census population of 278,801; a recent report from the United States Census Bureau estimates that the combined population as of July 2015 is 320,513. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Odessa as the third fastest-growing small city in the United States.

Bryan, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 81,743
Median Age: 30.7
Married households: 38.3%
Households with kids: 30.0%
More on Bryan: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bryan is a city in Brazos County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 76,201. As of May 2017, the estimated population was 84,637. It is the county seat of Brazos County and is located in the heart of the Brazos Valley. It borders the city of College Station, which lies to its south. Together they are referred to as the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, which has a population of more than 250,000.

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

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

  1. Seagoville
  2. Prosper
  3. Midlothian

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Texas

Rank City Population Median Age
1 College Station, TX 107,445 22.7
2 Dallas, TX 1,300,122 32.5
3 Houston, TX 2,267,336 32.9
4 Austin, TX 916,906 32.7
5 Addison, TX 15,455 32.9
6 Webster, TX 11,128 28.9
7 Lubbock, TX 247,323 29.4
8 San Marcos, TX 59,935 23.8
9 Odessa, TX 115,930 30.6
10 Bryan, TX 81,743 30.7
11 Live Oak, TX 15,335 37.5
12 San Antonio, TX 1,461,623 33.2
13 Irving, TX 235,648 31.9
14 Belton, TX 20,635 28.1
15 Waco, TX 131,996 28.6
16 Beeville, TX 13,117 29.7
17 San Angelo, TX 99,135 33.0
18 Lewisville, TX 103,638 32.6
19 Denton, TX 131,097 29.1
20 Bellmead, TX 10,315 33.3
21 Kingsville, TX 25,875 26.5
22 Pasadena, TX 153,909 31.3
23 Euless, TX 54,135 36.1
24 Arlington, TX 388,225 33.1
25 Stafford, TX 18,092 35.7
26 Uvalde, TX 16,256 31.9
27 Forest Hill, TX 12,831 32.2
28 White Settlement, TX 17,135 35.3
29 Canyon, TX 14,809 26.4
30 Plainview, TX 21,030 32.2
31 Galveston, TX 49,706 38.5
32 Groves, TX 15,775 37.5
33 Baytown, TX 76,205 32.7
34 Nacogdoches, TX 33,589 24.3
35 Pampa, TX 18,034 35.8
36 Corpus Christi, TX 322,726 34.9
37 Mineral Wells, TX 15,341 33.1
38 Stephenville, TX 19,929 24.6
39 Orange, TX 18,950 37.4
40 Hereford, TX 15,003 31.1
41 Leon Valley, TX 11,183 38.7
42 Beaumont, TX 118,424 34.3
43 Richmond, TX 12,063 33.8
44 Midland, TX 131,286 32.1
45 Huntsville, TX 40,727 29.5
46 Killeen, TX 140,513 28.2
47 Tyler, TX 102,561 33.4
48 Fort Worth, TX 835,129 32.2
49 Mcallen, TX 139,838 32.9
50 Harlingen, TX 65,444 31.1
51 Balch Springs, TX 25,236 26.9
52 Clute, TX 11,414 32.4
53 The Colony, TX 41,388 33.8
54 Kilgore, TX 14,784 34.0
55 Richardson, TX 111,055 37.0
56 Farmers Branch, TX 33,808 36.4
57 Amarillo, TX 197,823 33.7
58 Watauga, TX 24,391 33.6
59 Longview, TX 82,219 34.6
60 Dumas, TX 14,775 30.1
61 Abilene, TX 122,762 31.2
62 El Paso, TX 678,266 32.8
63 Weslaco, TX 39,420 31.9
64 Sweetwater, TX 10,740 36.1
65 Bedford, TX 49,082 40.3
66 Levelland, TX 13,752 32.8
67 Garland, TX 235,965 34.5
68 Hurst, TX 38,813 38.3
69 Deer Park, TX 33,748 35.7
70 Snyder, TX 11,543 34.4
71 Mesquite, TX 144,118 32.8
72 Donna, TX 16,507 30.3
73 Seabrook, TX 13,325 37.2
74 Wichita Falls, TX 104,621 32.8
75 Eagle Pass, TX 28,469 30.7
76 Rosenberg, TX 35,867 32.0
77 Mount Pleasant, TX 16,069 32.1
78 Laredo, TX 255,305 28.6
79 Conroe, TX 77,086 33.7
80 Terrell, TX 16,997 35.8
81 San Benito, TX 24,474 32.5
82 Round Rock, TX 116,369 33.9
83 Duncanville, TX 39,636 36.5
84 Carrollton, TX 131,240 36.9
85 Vernon, TX 10,765 36.1
86 La Marque, TX 15,912 40.3
87 North Richland Hills, TX 69,039 37.8
88 Sherman, TX 40,543 33.4
89 Cleburne, TX 29,595 35.1
90 La Porte, TX 35,216 37.7
91 Grand Prairie, TX 188,664 32.9
92 Raymondville, TX 11,087 33.2
93 Seguin, TX 27,762 35.4
94 Mercedes, TX 16,588 29.9
95 Port Arthur, TX 55,177 33.6
96 Borger, TX 12,919 35.1
97 Victoria, TX 66,515 33.9
98 Harker Heights, TX 29,548 34.0
99 Humble, TX 15,736 33.1
100 Kyle, TX 36,929 31.6

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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