Best Cities For Singles In Texas For 2020


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 2020. This is our sixth 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 2020:

  1. Addison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Houston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Dallas (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Webster (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Irving (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. College Station (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Austin (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Lewisville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Richardson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. San Marcos (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Texas? Addison ranks as the best place for singles in Texas if you care about things singles care about like night life, affordable housing, and other singles.

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 Lockhart.

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:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Texas For 2020

Addison, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 15,626
Median Age: 32.3
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 13.7%
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.

Houston, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 2,295,982
Median Age: 32.9
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 33.1%
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

Houston has a high crime rate, but the city is so diverse and large you can find many things to do and ways to protect yourself.

The Chase Tower in Houston was really interesting!

Dallas, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,318,806
Median Age: 32.7
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 31.4%
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

Dallas is a large city with a lot of different things to do, and has something that everyone can enjoy. The Perot Museum is a great place to take your children to have a fun, hands-on learning experience about different subjects, and also has fun things for adults. Dallas also offers several neighborhoods with clubs and bars that cater towards younger individuals that like to engage in nightlife. For those who like to be outdoors, there are a lot of parks in the Dallas area, several of which are home to various Pokestops and Gyms for people who enjoy playing Pokemon GO.

As with any city, there are definitely a few places and neighborhoods that should be avoided. If you stick to the main areas of Dallas, you shouldn't experience too many issues. Be warned, DART which handles Dallas' bus and train line, can have some issues, so if you plan on using this as your mode of travel, remember to compensate for delays.

Webster, TX

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,165
Median Age: 29.6
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 28.5%
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.

Irving, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 238,637
Median Age: 31.7
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 39.2%
More on Irving: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Irving is a principal city in Dallas County in the U.S. state of Texas and it is also an inner ring suburb of the city of Dallas. According to a 2013 estimate from the United States Census Bureau, the city population was 228,653 making it the thirteenth most populous city in Texas. Irving is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

College Station, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 110,782
Median Age: 22.8
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 24.3%
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.

Austin, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 935,755
Median Age: 33.0
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 27.3%
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

Crime rate is moderate and is houses many great colleges and universities. I love the vibe of the city and how it has many local places to eat and shop as well as major chain stores and restaurants.

The activities are my favorite thing. Lake activities, shopping and night life. The only thing I dislike about Austin is the traffic. They should really invest on improving the infrastructure since the city has grown so much.

Lewisville, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 104,789
Median Age: 32.4
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 35.7%
More on Lewisville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lewisville is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States. It is a northwestern suburb of Dallas. The 2000 United States Census placed the city's population at 77,737 and the 2010 Census placed it at 95,290, making it one of the fastest-growing city populations in the United States and the 33rd most populous in Texas. It occupies 36.4 square miles of land and includes 6.07 square miles of Lewisville Lake.

Richardson, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 114,402
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 31.8%
More on Richardson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Richardson is a principal city in Dallas and Collin counties in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2015 American Community Survey, the city had a total population of 106,123. Richardson is an affluent inner suburb of Dallas. It is home to The University of Texas at Dallas and the Telecom Corridor, with a high concentration of telecommunications companies. More than 5,000 businesses have operations within Richardson's 28 square miles, including many of the world's largest telecommunications/networking companies: AT&T, DirectTV, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, ZTE, MetroPCS, Texas Instruments, Qorvo, and Fujitsu. Richardson's largest employment base is provided by the insurance industry, with Blue CrossBlue Shield of Texas' headquarters located in the community along with a regional hub for GEICO, regional offices for United Healthcare, and one of State Farm Insurance's three national regional hubs.

San Marcos, TX

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 61,751
Median Age: 24.1
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 19.0%
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

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 2014-2018 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 219 cities. You can download the data here.

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

There You Have It - The Best Cities for Singles in texas for 2020

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. Lockhart
  2. Buda
  3. Red Oak

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Texas

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Addison, TX 15,626 32.3
2 Houston, TX 2,295,982 32.9
3 Dallas, TX 1,318,806 32.7
4 Webster, TX 11,165 29.6
5 Irving, TX 238,637 31.7
6 College Station, TX 110,782 22.8
7 Austin, TX 935,755 33.0
8 Lewisville, TX 104,789 32.4
9 Richardson, TX 114,402 36.0
10 San Marcos, TX 61,751 24.1
11 Pasadena, TX 154,193 31.3
12 Bryan, TX 83,199 30.6
13 Arlington, TX 392,462 33.3
14 Killeen, TX 143,070 28.6
15 Stafford, TX 18,110 35.7
16 Richmond, TX 12,084 33.5
17 San Antonio, TX 1,486,521 33.3
18 Denton, TX 133,661 29.1
19 The Colony, TX 42,215 34.7
20 Euless, TX 55,047 36.2
21 Balch Springs, TX 25,312 27.3
22 White Settlement, TX 17,396 35.5
23 Garland, TX 237,982 34.4
24 Live Oak, TX 15,595 35.6
25 Lubbock, TX 250,415 29.5
26 Harker Heights, TX 30,251 33.9
27 Plano, TX 284,579 38.6
28 Eagle Pass, TX 29,151 30.0
29 Donna, TX 16,576 30.5
30 Farmers Branch, TX 35,552 36.0
31 Odessa, TX 118,582 30.6
32 Round Rock, TX 120,157 33.9
33 Galena Park, TX 11,075 29.4
34 El Paso, TX 680,354 32.9
35 Belton, TX 21,123 27.8
36 Waco, TX 133,964 28.4
37 Watauga, TX 24,526 33.0
38 Grapevine, TX 52,486 38.0
39 San Angelo, TX 99,634 32.9
40 Carrollton, TX 133,438 37.1
41 Baytown, TX 76,581 32.8
42 Dumas, TX 14,597 30.0
43 Fort Worth, TX 855,786 32.5
44 Edinburg, TX 94,019 28.3
45 Seabrook, TX 13,670 37.5
46 Grand Prairie, TX 191,104 33.0
47 Little Elm, TX 42,889 33.4
48 Hereford, TX 14,938 30.9
49 Conroe, TX 80,893 33.2
50 Mcallen, TX 141,597 32.9
51 Nacogdoches, TX 33,610 24.2
52 Pampa, TX 17,793 35.6
53 Mount Pleasant, TX 16,100 31.6
54 Hurst, TX 38,986 37.2
55 Stephenville, TX 20,396 24.5
56 South Houston, TX 17,627 28.8
57 Kingsville, TX 25,782 26.5
58 Weslaco, TX 39,871 30.2
59 Galveston, TX 50,039 39.4
60 Uvalde, TX 16,277 32.5
61 Mesquite, TX 144,250 32.5
62 Clute, TX 11,524 33.8
63 Huntsville, TX 41,079 29.7
64 Cedar Park, TX 72,415 34.8
65 Laredo, TX 257,575 28.7
66 Murphy, TX 20,528 38.1
67 Pharr, TX 77,835 28.5
68 Tyler, TX 103,721 33.1
69 San Juan, TX 36,740 29.6
70 Copperas Cove, TX 32,731 31.9
71 Humble, TX 15,861 33.8
72 Canyon, TX 15,182 27.4
73 Sugar Land, TX 118,182 41.4
74 Plainview, TX 20,714 32.5
75 Deer Park, TX 33,935 35.4
76 North Richland Hills, TX 69,800 37.7
77 Bedford, TX 49,306 40.6
78 Cibolo, TX 27,963 33.9
79 Harlingen, TX 65,449 31.5
80 Rosenberg, TX 36,509 30.8
81 Brenham, TX 16,778 32.3
82 Wichita Falls, TX 104,494 32.9
83 Alamo, TX 19,591 32.2
84 Mission, TX 83,709 30.8
85 Beaumont, TX 118,632 34.0
86 Mineral Wells, TX 15,041 33.3
87 Borger, TX 12,856 35.1
88 Allen, TX 99,255 37.2
89 Forest Hill, TX 12,913 32.0
90 Texarkana, TX 37,277 36.2
91 Converse, TX 26,246 31.5
92 Duncanville, TX 39,630 35.6
93 Groves, TX 15,760 37.9
94 Abilene, TX 123,676 31.3
95 Midland, TX 135,134 31.9
96 Roma, TX 11,363 32.9
97 Amarillo, TX 198,773 33.9
98 Beeville, TX 13,044 29.7
99 Del Rio, TX 35,921 33.6
100 Alton, TX 16,566 26.6

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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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