Best Cities For Singles In Wisconsin For 2020

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 2020. This is our sixth 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 2020:

  1. Madison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Oshkosh (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. La Crosse (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Menomonie (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. West Allis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Eau Claire (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Stevens Point (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Platteville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Whitewater (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Milwaukee (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Wisconsin? Madison ranks as the best place for singles in Wisconsin if you care about things singles care about like night life, affordable housing, and other singles.

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 Suamico.

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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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Wisconsin For 2020

Madison, WI

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Population: 252,086
Median Age: 30.8
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 21.9%
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.

Oshkosh, WI

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Population: 66,610
Median Age: 33.3
Married households: 26.0%
Households with kids: 24.5%
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: 51,866
Median Age: 28.8
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 20.1%
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.

Menomonie, WI

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Population: 16,312
Median Age: 23.5
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 20.0%
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.

West Allis, WI

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Population: 60,250
Median Age: 38.2
Married households: 28.0%
Households with kids: 23.7%
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.

Eau Claire, WI

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Population: 68,086
Median Age: 31.3
Married households: 25.0%
Households with kids: 25.5%
More on Eau Claire: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Stevens Point, WI

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Population: 26,402
Median Age: 26.8
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 22.1%
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.

Platteville, WI

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Population: 12,301
Median Age: 22.7
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 16.8%
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.

Whitewater, WI

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Population: 14,766
Median Age: 21.6
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 20.7%
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

I live near whitewater friends live in whitewater, there is no place that rents for 700 or less month, average house goes for 1,500 month

Milwaukee, WI

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Population: 596,886
Median Age: 31.4
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 31.7%
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

Public Schools should all be closed, except for the Charter Schools.

Crime is rampant.

'Should change name to Killwaukee

Beer, Bar fights and Bullets.

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 2014-2018 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. You can download the data here.

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

There You Have It - The Best Cities for Singles in wisconsin for 2020

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. Suamico
  2. Howard
  3. Menomonee Falls

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Wisconsin

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Madison, WI 252,086 30.8
2 Oshkosh, WI 66,610 33.3
3 La Crosse, WI 51,866 28.8
4 Menomonie, WI 16,312 23.5
5 West Allis, WI 60,250 38.2
6 Eau Claire, WI 68,086 31.3
7 Stevens Point, WI 26,402 26.8
8 Platteville, WI 12,301 22.7
9 Whitewater, WI 14,766 21.6
10 Milwaukee, WI 596,886 31.4
11 Racine, WI 77,576 34.0
12 Green Bay, WI 104,818 34.1
13 Sheboygan, WI 48,531 36.6
14 Kenosha, WI 99,810 35.5
15 Shorewood, WI 13,344 36.7
16 River Falls, WI 15,467 25.9
17 Waukesha, WI 72,382 35.7
18 Wausau, WI 38,801 39.3
19 Beaver Dam, WI 16,366 38.7
20 Middleton, WI 19,235 39.2
21 Marinette, WI 10,678 42.3
22 Appleton, WI 74,234 36.2
23 Greenfield, WI 37,083 42.6
24 Beloit, WI 36,813 33.9
25 Superior, WI 26,346 37.4
26 Wauwatosa, WI 47,882 37.8
27 South Milwaukee, WI 21,089 40.9
28 Watertown, WI 23,677 37.7
29 Whitefish Bay, WI 14,039 39.3
30 Cudahy, WI 18,349 42.9
31 Menasha, WI 18,075 37.7
32 Weston, WI 15,093 35.8
33 Fond Du Lac, WI 42,858 38.5
34 Sun Prairie, WI 32,757 36.0
35 Little Chute, WI 11,225 36.8
36 Chippewa Falls, WI 14,017 38.1
37 Allouez, WI 13,891 40.6
38 Hudson, WI 13,650 37.7
39 Brown Deer, WI 12,039 42.0
40 Fitchburg, WI 28,722 34.6
41 Neenah, WI 25,886 38.6
42 Oregon, WI 10,215 37.6
43 Glendale, WI 13,015 46.3
44 Janesville, WI 64,128 39.0
45 Baraboo, WI 12,093 40.3
46 De Pere, WI 24,836 34.3
47 Plover, WI 12,686 37.2
48 Two Rivers, WI 11,219 47.0
49 Port Washington, WI 11,695 39.5
50 Bellevue, WI 15,515 40.8
51 Marshfield, WI 18,305 41.0
52 West Bend, WI 31,649 39.7
53 Portage, WI 10,361 37.0
54 Kaukauna, WI 15,998 37.8
55 Monroe, WI 10,636 42.3
56 Oak Creek, WI 35,843 38.7
57 Oconomowoc, WI 16,579 39.2
58 Waupun, WI 11,296 38.9
59 Stoughton, WI 13,080 39.2
60 New Berlin, WI 39,774 47.1
61 Wisconsin Rapids, WI 17,842 39.7
62 Hartford, WI 14,761 39.2
63 Manitowoc, WI 32,798 43.4
64 Cedarburg, WI 11,501 44.4
65 Sussex, WI 10,791 37.5
66 Ashwaubenon, WI 17,181 40.6
67 Pleasant Prairie, WI 20,722 43.9
68 Greendale, WI 14,245 44.3
69 Grafton, WI 11,627 40.6
70 Onalaska, WI 18,546 40.8
71 Verona, WI 12,743 37.5
72 Fort Atkinson, WI 12,429 40.2
73 Franklin, WI 36,185 43.0
74 Brookfield, WI 38,151 45.9
75 Caledonia, WI 24,875 46.0
76 Waunakee, WI 13,522 39.9
77 Muskego, WI 24,868 43.9
78 Burlington, WI 10,758 40.0
79 Richfield, WI 11,623 48.8
80 Mount Pleasant, WI 26,738 46.9
81 Mequon, WI 23,984 48.3
82 Menomonee Falls, WI 36,784 43.7
83 Howard, WI 19,396 40.2
84 Suamico, WI 12,470 42.1

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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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