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Singles in the United States

(The ratio of unmarried men per 100 unmarried women in U.S. Metro Areas, 2000 and 2010)

The following tables show the highest and lowest ratio of unmarried men and women living in cities in the United States. Unmarried includes never-married, widowed, and divorced persons, 15 years or older.

Highest Ratio Men to Women

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2000     2010    
Rank Metro Area Ratio RankMetro Area Ratio
1.Jacksonville, N.C.174.781. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 111.8
2.Lawton, Okla.112.192. Tempe, Ariz. 108.6
3.Killeen–Temple, TX107.18 3. Wichita Falls, Tex. 107.5
4.State College, Pa.104.91 3. Norfolk, Va. 107.5
5.Fayetteville, N.C.104.48 5. Paradise CDP, Nev. 107.3
6.Clarksville–Hopkinsville, Tenn.–Ky.104.05 6. Columbia, S.C. 106.0
7.Anchoraga, Alaska103.86 7. Salt Lake City, Utah 105.3
8.Lafayette, Ind.103.57 8. Santa Ana, Calif. 103.7
9.Fort Walton Beach, Fla.102.79 8. Costa Mesa, Calif. 103.7
10.Reno, Nev.101.98 10. Everett, Wash. 103.5

Lowest Ratio Men to Women

2000     2010    
Rank Metro Area Ratio Rank Metro Area Ratio
1.Florence, S.C.68.97 1. Pembroke Pines, Fla. 85.9
2.Albany, Ga.71.41 2. Jackson, Miss. 86.8
3.Barnstable–Yarmouth, Mass.71.75 3. Miami Gardens, Fla. 87.9
4.Monroe, La.71.81 4. Birmingham, Ala. 88.0
5.Punta Gorda, Fla.73.48 5. Shreveport, La. 88.1
6.Sarasota–Bradenton, Fla.73.98 6. High Point, N.C. 88.5
7.Gadsden, Ala.73.99 7. Winston-Salem, N.C. 88.6
8.Danville, Va.74.24 8. Montgomery, Ala. 88.6
9.Jackson, Tenn.74.25 9. Greensboro, N.C. 88.7
10.Brownsville–Harlingen–San Benito, Tex.74.45 10. Mobile, Ala. 88.8
NOTE: Unmarried includes never-married, widowed, and divorced persons, 15 years or older. Metro Areas defined as places with population of 100,000 or greater. The presence of a military base, college or university, etc. in a metropolitan area may have a significant impact on the size of the ratio.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census; Web: www.census.gov.

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