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


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

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Are you trying to find love in Vermont?

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

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

  1. Winooski (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Burlington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Johnson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Lyndonville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Poultney (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Barre (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Bellows Falls (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Rutland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. North Bennington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Essex Junction (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 Vermont? That would be Enosburg Falls.

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 Vermont or the safest places to live in Vermont.

For more Vermont reading, check out:

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

To give you the places in Vermont 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 Green Mountain 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 Vermont, 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 1,000 people. For Vermont, that meant a total of 21 cities.

Read on to see why Winooski is the talk of the town while Enosburg Falls is probably a bit on the boring side.

Winooski, VT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,203
Median Age: 31.6
Married households: 29.3%
Households with kids: 14.8%
More on Winooski: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Winooski is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. Located on the Winooski River, as of the 2010 U.S. Census the municipal population was 7,267. The city is the most densely populated municipality in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. It is the smallest in area of Vermont’s nine incorporated cities. As part of the Burlington, Vermont metropolitan area, it is bordered by Burlington, Colchester, and South Burlington.

Burlington, VT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 42,453
Median Age: 26.7
Married households: 28.7%
Households with kids: 16.7%
More on Burlington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. It is located 45 miles south of the Canada-United States border and 94 miles south of Canada’s second most populous municipality, Montreal. The city’s population was 42,452 according to a 2015 U.S. census estimate. It is the least populous municipality in the United States to be the most populous incorporated area in a state.

Review Of Burlington by HomeSnacks User

Burlington Vermont is a nice small city on the coast of Lake Champlain. Nature is beautiful, great food scene and countless craft breweries to taste. Other than those things the city is missing more things to do, plus it is in need of updating everything. It is very dark at night so at intersections double check before driving through. Parks say they are smoke-free, but no one enforces that rule. The bike path is a cool thing but it needs to be modernized.

Skinny Pancake is a great restaurant located on the waterfront.

Johnson, VT

Source: Wikipedia User |
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,462
Median Age: 21.9
Married households: 28.9%
Households with kids: 23.7%
More on Johnson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lyndonville, VT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,390
Median Age: 27.1
Married households: 27.7%
Households with kids: 17.0%
More on Lyndonville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Poultney, VT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,510
Median Age: 25.7
Married households: 48.4%
Households with kids: 16.6%
More on Poultney: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Barre, VT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,778
Median Age: 38.1
Married households: 27.6%
Households with kids: 24.7%
More on Barre: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bellows Falls, VT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 3,013
Median Age: 40.8
Married households: 32.2%
Households with kids: 22.7%
More on Bellows Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rutland, VT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,740
Median Age: 43.7
Married households: 37.9%
Households with kids: 21.1%
More on Rutland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

North Bennington, VT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 1,685
Median Age: 24.8
Married households: 42.7%
Households with kids: 19.8%
More on North Bennington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Essex Junction, VT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,132
Median Age: 38.0
Married households: 45.5%
Households with kids: 29.9%
More on Essex Junction: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Essex Junction is a village located within the town of Essex in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. The population was 9,271 at the 2010 census. It was incorporated on November 15, 1892.

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

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

  1. Enosburg Falls
  2. Jericho
  3. Woodstock

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Vermont

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Winooski, VT 7,203 31.6
2 Burlington, VT 42,453 26.7
3 Johnson, VT 1,462 21.9
4 Lyndonville, VT 1,390 27.1
5 Poultney, VT 1,510 25.7
6 Barre, VT 8,778 38.1
7 Bellows Falls, VT 3,013 40.8
8 Rutland, VT 15,740 43.7
9 North Bennington, VT 1,685 24.8
10 Essex Junction, VT 10,132 38.0
11 Morrisville, VT 2,128 43.5
12 St. Albans, VT 6,847 36.0
13 Swanton, VT 2,632 43.2
14 Newport, VT 4,372 39.5
15 South Burlington, VT 18,773 43.2
16 Waterbury, VT 1,832 36.7
17 Montpelier, VT 7,584 44.0
18 Vergennes, VT 2,606 43.6
19 Woodstock, VT 1,156 48.7
20 Jericho, VT 1,420 40.4
21 Enosburg Falls, VT 1,306 44.3

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.

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