Best Cities For Singles In Utah For 2020


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

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Are you trying to find love in Utah?

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 Utah, there's a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Beehive 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 Utah? We've got the answers here.

These are the best cities for singles in Utah for 2020:

  1. Provo (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Midvale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. South Salt Lake (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Orem (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Logan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Clearfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Pleasant Grove (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Taylorsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Cottonwood Heights (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Roy (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Utah? Provo ranks as the best place for singles in Utah 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 utah? That would be Grantsville.

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 utah or the safest places to live in utah.

For more Utah reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Utah For 2020

Provo, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 116,146
Median Age: 23.6
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 33.3%
More on Provo: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Provo is the third-largest city in Utah, United States, located 43 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Provo is the largest city and county seat of Utah County.

Review Of Provo by HomeSnacks User

Racially, culturally, and religiously homogenous.

BYU is terrible and unaccepting of diverging view points.

Midvale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 32,893
Median Age: 30.5
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 35.4%
More on Midvale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Midvale is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 30,764 at the 2010 census.

South Salt Lake, UT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 24,860
Median Age: 31.3
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 32.4%
More on South Salt Lake: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

South Salt Lake is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States and is part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 23,617 at the 2010 census.

Orem, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 95,428
Median Age: 26.0
Married households: 25.0%
Households with kids: 40.6%
More on Orem: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Review Of Orem by HomeSnacks User

I thought it was a fine town but it's really run down and since it's right next to a bustling college town, most of the people who live there are below a certain poverty level that most people are comfortable living around. There seems to be mostly commercial growth, which leaves the residential areas feeling random and it's driving the prices up but for cheap and under-maintained homes and apartments.

There's great shopping, restaurants and places for entertainment. I just definitely would never live there.

Logan, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 50,478
Median Age: 24.1
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 31.6%
More on Logan: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Logan is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 48,174, with an estimated population of 48,997 in 2014. Logan is the county seat of Cache County and the principal city of the Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Cache County and Franklin County, Idaho. The Logan metropolitan area contained 125,442 people as of the 2010 census. In 2005 and 2007, Morgan Quitno declared the Logan metropolitan area the safest in the United States.

Clearfield, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 31,016
Median Age: 27.3
Married households: 24.0%
Households with kids: 52.3%
More on Clearfield: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Clearfield is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. The population was 30,112 at the 2010 census. The city grew drastically during the 1940s, with the formation of Hill Air Force Base, and in the 1950s with the nationwide increase in suburb and "bedroom" community populations and has been steadily growing since then.

Pleasant Grove, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 38,066
Median Age: 26.3
Married households: 32.0%
Households with kids: 45.3%
More on Pleasant Grove: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pleasant Grove, originally named Battle Creek, is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States known as "Utah's City of Trees". It is part of the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 33,509 at the 2010 census.

Taylorsville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 60,294
Median Age: 32.8
Married households: 26.0%
Households with kids: 37.1%
More on Taylorsville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Taylorsville is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 58,657 at the 2010 census. Taylorsville was incorporated from the Taylorsville-Bennion CDP and portions of the Kearns CDP on April 24, 1996. The city is located adjacent to interstate 215 and Bangerter Highway. It is centrally located in the middle of the Salt Lake Valley.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 34,170
Median Age: 38.3
Married households: 26.0%
Households with kids: 29.6%
More on Cottonwood Heights: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Roy, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 38,238
Median Age: 30.5
Married households: 31.0%
Households with kids: 42.4%
More on Roy: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in utah 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 Beehive 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 utah, 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 utah, that meant a total of 54 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

If you're looking for a breakdown of cities in utah 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 utah according to the data:

  1. Grantsville
  2. West Point
  3. Santaquin

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Utah

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Provo, UT 116,146 23.6
2 Midvale, UT 32,893 30.5
3 South Salt Lake, UT 24,860 31.3
4 Orem, UT 95,428 26.0
5 Logan, UT 50,478 24.1
6 Clearfield, UT 31,016 27.3
7 Pleasant Grove, UT 38,066 26.3
8 Taylorsville, UT 60,294 32.8
9 Cottonwood Heights, UT 34,170 38.3
10 Roy, UT 38,238 30.5
11 North Logan, UT 10,457 25.1
12 Springville, UT 32,603 25.5
13 West Jordan, UT 113,089 31.3
14 Sandy, UT 95,420 35.9
15 Layton, UT 75,106 30.3
16 Ogden, UT 86,126 31.5
17 Payson, UT 19,699 27.3
18 Bountiful, UT 43,792 33.5
19 South Ogden, UT 17,010 34.1
20 Holladay, UT 30,746 39.5
21 Clinton, UT 21,618 30.3
22 North Salt Lake, UT 20,020 30.5
23 Murray, UT 49,118 36.3
24 Cedar Hills, UT 10,252 22.0
25 Vernal, UT 10,653 30.5
26 Woods Cross, UT 11,287 29.9
27 American Fork, UT 29,384 28.6
28 Highland, UT 18,362 24.4
29 Lehi, UT 61,508 25.0
30 St. George, UT 82,194 36.7
31 South Jordan, UT 68,491 32.5
32 Kaysville, UT 30,961 28.3
33 Washington, UT 25,395 33.0
34 Eagle Mountain, UT 29,919 20.3
35 Riverton, UT 42,680 31.0
36 Spanish Fork, UT 38,673 25.4
37 Tooele, UT 33,805 31.4
38 Lindon, UT 10,826 27.7
39 Herriman, UT 35,640 26.2
40 Heber, UT 15,056 27.6
41 Draper, UT 47,402 33.2
42 Hurricane, UT 16,403 39.2
43 Syracuse, UT 28,342 29.4
44 Centerville, UT 17,221 36.5
45 North Ogden, UT 18,943 33.1
46 Smithfield, UT 11,102 26.3
47 Saratoga Springs, UT 27,347 22.0
48 Alpine, UT 10,430 30.9
49 Farmington, UT 23,208 30.3
50 West Haven, UT 12,916 29.4
51 Bluffdale, UT 12,114 27.6
52 Santaquin, UT 11,154 23.6
53 West Point, UT 10,434 31.4
54 Grantsville, UT 10,566 30.4

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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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