Study ranks best states for singles - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Study ranks best states for singles

(Source: Public Domain Pictures) (Source: Public Domain Pictures)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

With Valentine’s Day arriving and more than 45 percent of all U.S. adults being single, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released a report on 2018's Best & Worst States for Singles.
 
To help unattached Americans improve their chances of finding love, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 27 key indicators of dating-friendliness. The categories range from share of single adults to movie costs to nightlife options per capita.

Best States for Singles

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

Best vs. Worst

Louisiana has the highest share of single adults, 53.77 percent, which is 1.3 times higher than in Utah, the state with the lowest at 42.48 percent.

California has the most fitness and recreational facilities (per square root of population), 0.6093, which is 8.6 times more than in Hawaii, the state with the fewest at 0.0706.

North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate for the single population, 4.5 percent, which is 3.3 times lower than in Mississippi, the state with the highest at 14.8 percent. 

To view the full report and see where Mid-South states rank, click here.

Copyright 2018 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'Extreme pain': Teen found stabbed, burned alive

    'Extreme pain': Teen found stabbed, burned alive

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:24:51 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:09:23 GMT
    Police said a 911 caller thought he saw the body of Tyrell Holmes crawling on the ground while still on fire. Holmes died from smoke inhalation, thermal injuries and stab wounds. (Source: WFMX/CNN)Police said a 911 caller thought he saw the body of Tyrell Holmes crawling on the ground while still on fire. Holmes died from smoke inhalation, thermal injuries and stab wounds. (Source: WFMX/CNN)

    Police said a 911 caller thought he saw the body of Tyrell Holmes crawling on the ground while still on fire. Holmes died from smoke inhalation, thermal injuries and stab wounds.

    More >>

    Police said a 911 caller thought he saw the body of Tyrell Holmes crawling on the ground while still on fire. Holmes died from smoke inhalation, thermal injuries and stab wounds.

    More >>
  • Exclusive: Interview with woman who adopted OJ and Dozer

    Exclusive: Interview with woman who adopted OJ and Dozer

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:19:09 GMT
    OJ and Dozer go for a walk Thursday after they were reunited the night before (Source: RACC)OJ and Dozer go for a walk Thursday after they were reunited the night before (Source: RACC)

    The woman who adopted OJ and Blue Dozer from Richmond Animal Care and Control is speaking for the first time after the two dogs were reunited Wednesday night. 

    More >>

    The woman who adopted OJ and Blue Dozer from Richmond Animal Care and Control is speaking for the first time after the two dogs were reunited Wednesday night. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly