June 25, 2015

1 LOS ANGELES

Singles flock to the center of L.A., while Orange County has more couples

2 DETROIT

The Motor City has the highest concentration of single people in the nation

3 SALT LAKE CITY

A sizable Mormon population contributes to one of the nation’s lowest singles rates

4 AUSTIN

The lure of urban areas over suburbs is particularly evident here

5 WASHINGTON

The young, transplanted populace translates to a much lower marriage rate than the national average

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Angeles National Forest

5

110

710

210

605

405

5

Santa Monica

L.A.

Chino

Anaheim

Chino

Ann Arbor

Auburn Hills

275

96

Canton

Warren

94

Detroit

75

WASH.

ORE.

NEV.

CALIF.

1

MONT.

IDAHO

WYO.

3

UTAH

ARIZ.

COLO.

N.M.

N.D.

S.D.

NEB.

KANS.

OKLA.

TEXAS

4

MINN.

IOWA

MO

ARK.

LA.

ILL.

WIS.

TENN.

MISS.

MICH.

2

OHIO

IND.

ALA.

PA.

W.VA.

S.C

GA.

FLA.

N.Y.

VT.

VA.

N.C.

S.C.

N.H.

MAINE

MASS.

R.I.

CONN.

N.J.

5

DEL. MD.

ALASKA

HAWAII

15

Logan

Great Salt Lake

80

84

Salt Lake City

Provo

15

80

WYO.

35

Georgetown

Round Rock

Lakeway

Austin

35

270

Gaithersburg

95

D.C.

Fairfax

66

Gainesville

95

Alexandria

495

PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION 21 AND OVER THAT IS SINGLE

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70%

NATIONAL AVERAGE 47%

24%

SOURCE: IPUMS-USA; UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA; IPUMS.ORG

This appears in the July 06, 2015 issue of TIME.

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