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

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

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Are you trying to find love in Wisconsin?

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

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

  1. Madison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. West Allis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Oshkosh (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. La Crosse (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Whitewater (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Menomonie (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Sheboygan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Milwaukee (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Platteville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Stevens Point (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 Wisconsin? That would be Mequon.

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 Wisconsin or the safest places to live in Wisconsin.

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

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

To give you the places in Wisconsin 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 Badger 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, that meant a total of 84 cities.

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

Madison, WI

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Population: 248,856
Median Age: 31.0
Married households: 35.5%
Households with kids: 20.6%
More on Madison: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the seat of Dane County. As of July 1, 2016, Madison’s estimated population of 252,551 made it the second-largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, and the 82nd-largest in the United States. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau’s Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Dane County and neighboring Iowa, Green, and Columbia counties. The Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area’s 2010 population was 568,593.

Review Of Madison by HomeSnacks User

I’m not sure how the crime is because I’m not in Madison enough to know. The schools seem to be decent which I only know because I have cousins that live there. There is lots to do in Madison so that’s why I like going there from time to time. The also offer free things to do like go to the zoo which is really nice.

My favorite places to go are the disc golf courses that are around and in the Madison area. My husband and I really enjoy going disc golfing and there is multiple places to choose from which is really nice.

West Allis, WI

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Population: 60,546
Median Age: 38.0
Married households: 34.2%
Households with kids: 21.8%
More on West Allis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West Allis is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. A suburb of Milwaukee, it is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The population was 60,411 at the 2010 census.

Oshkosh, WI

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Population: 66,649
Median Age: 33.6
Married households: 35.6%
Households with kids: 22.3%
More on Oshkosh: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Oshkosh is a city in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States, located where the Fox River enters Lake Winnebago from the west. The population was 66,083 at the 2010 census. The city is located adjacent to and partially within the Town of Oshkosh.

La Crosse, WI

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Population: 51,928
Median Age: 28.3
Married households: 31.9%
Households with kids: 18.8%
More on La Crosse: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

La Crosse is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse County. Lying alongside the Mississippi River, La Crosse is the largest city on Wisconsin’s western border.

Whitewater, WI

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Population: 14,762
Median Age: 21.5
Married households: 28.4%
Households with kids: 18.1%
More on Whitewater: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Whitewater is a city in Walworth and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Located near the southern portion of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Whitewater is the home of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population was 14,390. Of this, 11,150 were in Walworth County, and 3,240 were in Jefferson County.

Review Of Whitewater by HomeSnacks User

Housing is one of biggest cost in whitewater, due to college every one has to pay Madison rates for rent most one bedroom apartments run 1k month

average wage seems to be minimum wage – 15$ or higher your doing way better then norm, main issue with jobs is that the town officials vote them selfs in to office, any one can run but its up to town leaders to decide who gets in, the town is some what ran like flint MI

Menomonie, WI

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Population: 16,222
Median Age: 23.8
Married households: 31.5%
Households with kids: 17.8%
More on Menomonie: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Menomonie is a city in and the county seat of Dunn County in the western part of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The city’s population was 16,264 as of the 2010 census.

Sheboygan, WI

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Population: 48,560
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 41.9%
Households with kids: 27.8%
More on Sheboygan: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Sheboygan is a city in and the county seat of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 49,288 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Sheboygan, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Sheboygan River, about 50mi north of Milwaukee and 64mi south of Green Bay.

Review Of Sheboygan by Kristen Long

I’m actually kinda shocked Sheboygan didn’t make it on the list of worst places due to the h****n problem running rampant there. I love Sheboygan. It’s my hometown. I wouldn’t wanna move back there though.

Milwaukee, WI

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Population: 599,086
Median Age: 31.3
Married households: 27.6%
Households with kids: 28.1%
More on Milwaukee: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States. The county seat of Milwaukee County, it is on Lake Michigan’s western shore. Ranked by estimated 2014 population, Milwaukee was the 31st largest city in the United States. The city’s estimated population in 2015 was 600,155. Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. It is also part of the larger Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha combined statistical area, which had an estimated population of 2,026,243 in the 2010 census.

Review Of Milwaukee by HomeSnacks User

My family lived in Milwaukee from 1965 to 1968, and then we moved back to Los Angeles, having moved to Milwaukee from California. Then we came back in 1972 and stayed until 1987, if you call that living. The awful smell of the city

Well, the library downtown was nice, and the history museum and art museum, and you could go and see the Brewers play. But from September to may, you get snow! And it’s cold. And it’s horribly humid and moldy, and there is never a nice, cool breeze. You always seem to be sweating and unable to breathe. And in the summer the mosquitoes eat you alive, so you cannot even enjoy sitting outside. There ARE a lot of parks, but there is also a tavern on each street corner. About a million decent people moved away when the factories were closed by the traitors at the top, and now the city is basically “Chicago, junior”, destroyed by so-called “minorities” who commit all the crime, and are actually the majority.

Platteville, WI

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Population: 12,194
Median Age: 22.5
Married households: 32.3%
Households with kids: 15.6%
More on Platteville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Platteville is the largest city in Grant County in southwestern Wisconsin. The population was 11,224 at the 2010 census, growing 12% since the 2000 Census. Much of this growth is likely due to the enrollment increase of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. It is the principal city of the Platteville Micropolitan Statistical area which has an estimated population of 49,681.

Stevens Point, WI

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Population: 26,526
Median Age: 26.8
Married households: 34.5%
Households with kids: 22.0%
More on Stevens Point: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Stevens Point is the county seat of Portage County, Wisconsin, United States. The city was incorporated in 1858.

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

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

  1. Mequon
  2. Brookfield
  3. Suamico

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Wisconsin

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Madison, WI 248,856 31.0
2 West Allis, WI 60,546 38.0
3 Oshkosh, WI 66,649 33.6
4 La Crosse, WI 51,928 28.3
5 Whitewater, WI 14,762 21.5
6 Menomonie, WI 16,222 23.8
7 Sheboygan, WI 48,560 36.0
8 Milwaukee, WI 599,086 31.3
9 Platteville, WI 12,194 22.5
10 Stevens Point, WI 26,526 26.8
11 Racine, WI 77,740 33.9
12 Green Bay, WI 104,796 34.0
13 Eau Claire, WI 67,945 31.4
14 Kenosha, WI 99,623 35.3
15 Cudahy, WI 18,350 42.6
16 Beaver Dam, WI 16,346 39.4
17 Brown Deer, WI 12,076 41.9
18 Wausau, WI 38,934 39.2
19 Chippewa Falls, WI 13,920 39.7
20 River Falls, WI 15,256 25.8
21 Greenfield, WI 37,082 43.3
22 Waukesha, WI 72,173 35.3
23 Appleton, WI 73,832 35.5
24 Shorewood, WI 13,367 35.6
25 Marinette, WI 10,729 42.3
26 Superior, WI 26,473 37.0
27 Menasha, WI 17,945 37.4
28 Wauwatosa, WI 47,687 38.3
29 South Milwaukee, WI 21,185 40.5
30 Two Rivers, WI 11,305 46.0
31 Watertown, WI 23,730 37.2
32 Port Washington, WI 11,589 38.5
33 West Bend, WI 31,656 38.7
34 Fond Du Lac, WI 42,910 37.3
35 Beloit, WI 36,733 33.8
36 Weston, WI 15,068 35.5
37 Neenah, WI 25,821 38.2
38 Janesville, WI 63,957 39.0
39 Plover, WI 12,494 36.6
40 Marshfield, WI 18,326 41.3
41 Fitchburg, WI 27,914 34.5
42 Sun Prairie, WI 32,112 34.6
43 Baraboo, WI 12,080 38.6
44 Middleton, WI 18,951 39.2
45 Wisconsin Rapids, WI 17,905 40.6
46 Monroe, WI 10,688 40.5
47 Bellevue, WI 15,373 39.2
48 Stoughton, WI 13,058 39.5
49 Manitowoc, WI 32,939 42.8
50 De Pere, WI 24,695 34.9
51 Glendale, WI 12,868 45.7
52 Kaukauna, WI 15,883 37.6
53 Portage, WI 10,321 38.2
54 Little Chute, WI 11,006 37.0
55 Hartford, WI 14,552 38.2
56 Oconomowoc, WI 16,450 38.4
57 Allouez, WI 13,898 40.9
58 Sussex, WI 10,763 37.6
59 Whitefish Bay, WI 14,099 39.7
60 Waupun, WI 11,277 38.2
61 Hudson, WI 13,456 36.0
62 Oak Creek, WI 35,588 37.9
63 New Berlin, WI 39,779 47.5
64 Greendale, WI 14,293 43.8
65 Cedarburg, WI 11,499 44.0
66 Ashwaubenon, WI 17,141 40.7
67 Oregon, WI 10,033 37.2
68 Howard, WI 19,121 39.1
69 Pleasant Prairie, WI 20,552 44.0
70 Verona, WI 12,465 36.3
71 Fort Atkinson, WI 12,429 40.0
72 Grafton, WI 11,576 41.2
73 Burlington, WI 10,652 40.6
74 Onalaska, WI 18,452 41.5
75 Waunakee, WI 13,284 39.8
76 Franklin, WI 36,295 42.4
77 Caledonia, WI 24,803 45.9
78 Muskego, WI 24,731 43.5
79 Menomonee Falls, WI 36,411 43.8
80 Mount Pleasant, WI 26,300 46.4
81 Richfield, WI 11,539 48.5
82 Suamico, WI 12,222 42.3
83 Brookfield, WI 37,943 46.1
84 Mequon, WI 23,787 48.7

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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