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. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:
- Logan (Photos)
- Midvale (Photos)
- Provo (Photos)
- Orem (Photos)
- South Salt Lake (Photos)
- Holladay (Photos)
- Cottonwood Heights (Photos)
- Clearfield (Photos)
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 West Point.
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 2011-2015 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 51 cities.
Read on to see why Logan is the talk of the town while West Point is probably a bit on the boring side.
Median Age: 23.9
Married households: 52.8%
Households with kids: 32.5%
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.
Median Age: 30.6
Married households: 42.2%
Households with kids: 34.1%
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.
Median Age: 23.6
Married households: 60.3%
Households with kids: 35.0%
Provo /provo/ is the third-largest city in Utah, United States, located 43 miles (69 km) south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Provo is the largest city and county seat of Utah County.
Median Age: 25.9
Married households: 65.3%
Households with kids: 43.9%
Median Age: 32.6
Married households: 54.2%
Households with kids: 38.0%
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.
Median Age: 29.8
Married households: 37.0%
Households with kids: 36.8%
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.
Median Age: 39.2
Married households: 60.6%
Households with kids: 30.9%
Holladay 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 26,472 at the 2010 census, a significant increase from 14,561 in 2000. The city was incorporated on November 29, 1999 as Holladay-Cottonwood, and the name was shortened to Holladay on December 14 of that year. It was reported in the 1990 census as the Holladay-Cottonwood CDP.
Median Age: 35.7
Married households: 59.0%
Households with kids: 32.6%
Median Age: 30.5
Married households: 62.2%
Households with kids: 43.5%
Median Age: 28.2
Married households: 57.3%
Households with kids: 49.6%
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.
There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles in Utah
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:
- West Point
For more Utah reading, check out:
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Utah
- These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Utah
- These Are The 10 Safest Places In Utah
Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Utah
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|North Salt Lake||29|