LendingTree Study Finds The Best Cities for Single Men are Madison, Hartford and Albany
Madison, Wis., is the best city for single men thanks primarily to how well it performs on health and safety measures. The Midwestern city also had one of the highest culture and entertainment scores of the cities we ranked. Hartford, Conn., and Albany, N.Y., are the No. 2 and No. 3 best cities, respectively, for single men, mainly due to their high scores on health and safety.
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Madison, Wis., metropolitan areas in the Northeast region of the U.S. dominated the top 10 rankings. The only other non-Northeast metros that made it to the top 10 are Richmond, Va., and Oxnard, Calif. Memphis, Tenn.is the worst city for single men. The metro did poorly on economic opportunities as well as culture and entertainment. However, the main factor dragging the final score down was Memphis'sextremely low safety score
Here are the 10 best U.S. cities for single men:
Madison, Wis. Hartford, Conn. Albany, N.Y. Syracuse, N.Y. Rochester, N.Y. Bridgeport, Conn. Boston Providence, R.I. Richmond, Va. Oxnard, Calif.
Here are the 10 worst U.S. cities for single men:
Memphis, Tenn. Stockton, Calif.
- Bakerfield, Calif.
McAllen, Texas Houston Little Rock, Ark. Jackson, Miss. Birmingham, Ala. Greenville, S.C. Fresno, Calif.
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The gender ratio, one of the two variables used to compose the demographics score, is calculated by comparing the number of 20- to 50-year-old unmarried men to the number of 20- to 50-year-old unmarried women. The smaller of the two numbers is then divided by the larger number to create the ratio.
The health measures and violent crime rate data were pulled from the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program. The culture and entertainment measures come from the
Each variable was given a value according to its relative location between the highest and lowest values. The variable values in each category were then averaged to create the category score. The final score is an average over all five category scores.
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