These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Wisconsin For 2018


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.

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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. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:

  1. Madison (Photos)
  2. West Allis (Photos)
  3. Whitewater (Photos)
  4. Oshkosh (Photos)
  5. La Crosse (Photos)
  6. Sheboygan (Photos)
  7. Eau Claire (Photos)
  8. Green Bay (Photos)
  9. Platteville (Photos)
  10. Cudahy (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 Wisconsin? That would be Brookfield.

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.

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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 2011-2015 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 83 cities.

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

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1. Madison

Madison, Wi

Population: 246,034
Median Age: 30.8
Married households: 35.7%
Households with kids: 22.4%
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.

2. West Allis

West Allis, Wi

Population: 60,543
Median Age: 38.2
Married households: 35.0%
Households with kids: 24.2%
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.

3. Whitewater

Whitewater, Wi

Population: 14,840
Median Age: 21.6
Married households: 29.7%
Households with kids: 20.7%
Whitewater is a city in Walworth (mostly) 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.

4. Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wi

Population: 66,713
Median Age: 33.6
Married households: 35.1%
Households with kids: 25.1%
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.

5. La Crosse

La Crosse, Wi

Population: 52,140
Median Age: 28.4
Married households: 32.3%
Households with kids: 19.5%
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.

6. Sheboygan

Sheboygan, Wi

Source: Public domain

Population: 48,813
Median Age: 36.5
Married households: 43.0%
Households with kids: 30.3%
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 50 mi (81 km) north of Milwaukee and 64 mi (103 km) south of Green Bay.

7. Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wi

Source: Public domain

Population: 67,654
Median Age: 30.9
Married households: 40.0%
Households with kids: 24.6%

8. Green Bay

Green Bay, Wi

Population: 104,951
Median Age: 34.0
Married households: 39.3%
Households with kids: 31.3%
Green Bay is a city in and the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, at the head of Green Bay, a sub-basin of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Fox River. It is 581 feet (177 m) above sea level and 112 miles (180 km) north of Milwaukee. The population was 104,057 at the 2010 census. Green Bay is the third-largest city in the state of Wisconsin, after Milwaukee and Madison, and the third-largest city on Lake Michigan’s west shore, after Chicago and Milwaukee. Green Bay is home to the National Football League team Green Bay Packers.

9. Platteville

Platteville, Wi

Population: 12,020
Median Age: 22.4
Married households: 32.9%
Households with kids: 20.3%
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.

10. Cudahy

Cudahy, Wi

Population: 18,321
Median Age: 41.8
Married households: 42.5%
Households with kids: 26.0%
Cudahy is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States, North America. The population was 18,267 at the 2010 census.

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

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. Brookfield
  2. Suamico
  3. Mequon

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Wisconsin

City Rank Population Median Age
Madison 1 246,034 30.8
West Allis 2 60,543 38.2
Whitewater 3 14,840 21.6
Oshkosh 4 66,713 33.6
La Crosse 5 52,140 28.4
Sheboygan 6 48,813 36.5
Eau Claire 7 67,654 30.9
Green Bay 8 104,951 34.0
Platteville 9 12,020 22.4
Cudahy 10 18,321 41.8
Menomonie 11 16,295 24.0
Milwaukee 12 598,672 31.0
Racine 13 77,931 34.0
Stevens Point 14 26,714 26.6
Shorewood 15 13,300 36.7
Appleton 16 73,446 35.3
Beaver Dam 17 16,440 39.5
Kenosha 18 99,865 35.1
Waukesha 19 72,016 35.0
River Falls 20 15,152 25.0
Greenfield 21 37,070 43.3
Chippewa Falls 22 13,939 39.2
Wausau 23 39,138 39.1
Superior 24 26,676 36.5
Wauwatosa 25 47,388 37.9
Menasha 26 17,930 35.8
Hudson 27 13,367 36.8
Marinette 28 10,836 41.9
Neenah 29 25,849 37.9
Marshfield 30 18,410 40.7
West Bend 31 31,661 38.1
Beloit 32 36,812 34.5
Fond Du Lac 33 43,018 38.1
Watertown 34 23,878 37.5
South Milwaukee 35 21,197 41.0
Port Washington 36 11,531 37.9
Bellevue 37 15,187 37.4
Sun Prairie 38 31,721 34.3
Ashwaubenon 39 17,157 41.5
Baraboo 40 12,097 39.1
Weston 41 14,989 36.7
Janesville 42 63,880 37.6
De Pere 43 24,544 35.0
Fitchburg 44 27,254 34.2
Wisconsin Rapids 45 17,987 41.5
Kaukauna 46 15,791 36.4
Plover 47 12,350 37.1
Manitowoc 48 33,183 43.1
Two Rivers 49 11,409 44.7
Portage 50 10,255 36.4
Middleton 51 18,707 38.8
Monroe 52 10,771 41.1
Little Chute 53 10,815 39.2
Glendale 54 12,880 45.9
Brown Deer 55 12,075 43.3
New Berlin 56 39,807 47.6
Oconomowoc 57 16,289 38.8
Allouez 58 13,933 40.6
Waupun 59 11,337 37.6
Verona 60 12,113 36.2
Fort Atkinson 61 12,470 38.7
Oak Creek 62 35,218 37.9
Stoughton 63 13,041 39.4
Waunakee 64 13,092 39.2
Hartford 65 14,350 37.8
Grafton 66 11,563 41.7
Onalaska 67 18,396 41.2
Whitefish Bay 68 14,088 40.1
Cedarburg 69 11,516 43.0
Greendale 70 14,303 44.6
Howard 71 18,950 38.7
Pleasant Prairie 72 20,395 43.2
Franklin 73 36,155 41.8
Burlington 74 10,571 40.2
Caledonia 75 24,767 45.3
Menomonee Falls 76 36,118 44.1
Mount Pleasant 77 26,237 45.5
Sussex 78 10,716 36.9
Richfield 79 11,483 48.1
Muskego 80 24,650 43.6
Mequon 81 23,663 49.2
Suamico 82 11,996 42.2
Brookfield 83 37,991 46.7

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