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:
- Madison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- West Allis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Oshkosh (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- La Crosse (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Whitewater (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Menomonie (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Sheboygan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Milwaukee (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Platteville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- 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.
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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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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:
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