Best and Worst States for Single

With Valentine’s Day around the corner and about 34 percent of all U.S. adults having never been married, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States for Singles. To help unattached Americans improve their chances of finding love, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 29 key indicators of dating-friendliness. The data set ranges from share of single adults to movie costs to nightlife options per capita.

Source: WalletHub

Best States For Singles

  1. Florida
  2. California
  3. New York
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Ohio
  6. Illinois
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Michigan

Worst States for Singles

  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Kentucky
  • Kansas
  • Wyoming
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Arkansas
  • West Virginia

Notes of interest:

  • Louisiana has the highest share of single adults, 54.05 percent, which is 1.3 times higher than in Utah, the state with the lowest at 42.56 percent.
  • California has the most fitness and recreational facilities (per square root of population), 0.702745, which is 10.1 times more than in Hawaii, the state with the fewest at 0.069602.
  • North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate for the single population, 4.58 percent, which is 2.8 times lower than in Mississippi, the state with the highest at 12.70 percent.
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