Still living single in Tallahassee?
Delaware-based 24/7 Wall St. ranked the capital city as having the fifth largest concentration of singles out of 25 cities nationwide. The “25 Cities Where Most People are Single” poll determined 59.1 percent of the local population is single.
Here’s a snapshot:
- Single population: 59.1 percent
- Never married population: 43.5 percent (top 10%)
- Divorced population: 11 percent
- Widowed population: 4.6 percent (bottom 25%)
- Population 15+ years: 315,746
- Median household income: $47,011
Like Tallahassee, several other cities on the list are college towns, including Gainesville landing at the third spot.
“People are getting married later in life, and indeed most of the 25 metro areas on this list are relatively young,”
wrote Cheyenne Buckingham, a features writer for 24/7 Wall St.
The polling company concluded three of the 25 metro areas have a higher median age than the national median of about 37 years. In addition, Buckingham said the percentage of the population 18 to 24 years old is greater than 10 percent in 22 of the 25 metro areas.
25 Cities Where Most People Are Single:
- Ithaca, NY
- Bloomington, IN
- Lawrence, KS
- State College, PA
- Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Flagstaff, AZ
- Ames, IA
- College Station-Bryan, TX
- Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ
- Greenville, NC
- Morgantown, WV
- Muncie, IN
- Springfield, MA
- Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN
- New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Chico, CA
- Tuscaloosa, AL
- Pine Bluff, AR
- Albany, GA
- Macon-Bibb County, GA
- Ann Arbor, MI
- Corvallis, OR