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Are you trying to find love in California?
Or are you just looking to hook up?
Either way, we've got you covered here. At least, we'll point you in the right direction - which is why you came here in the first place, right?
According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans who have remained single (not married) is growing. That means, people are dating a lot longer than they used to.
There are many reasons for that, including financial and cultural. And, we suspect smartphones and social media has a lot to do with it, too. After all, we're all a lot more distracted these days.
If you live in California, there's a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Golden State ranks in the top 10 when it comes to number of people over the age of 18 who aren't married, or in a serious relationship. That's great news for people looking for their match.
So, where are the best cities for singles in California? We've got the answers here.
These are the best cities for singles in California for 2020:
- Berkeley (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Los Angeles (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Huntington Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Imperial Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Bell Gardens (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- San Francisco (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Cudahy (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Hawaiian Gardens (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Davis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Maywood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
So, what was the best city for singles in California? Berkeley ranks as the best place for singles in California if you care about things singles care about like night life, affordable housing, and other singles.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each city ranked. If you live in or really close to one of these cities, and you're single, you should probably get out more often. And stop staring at your phone. Just sayin'.
The most boring place in california? That would be Lafayette.
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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In California For 2020
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. It is named after the 18th-century Anglo-Irish bishop and philosopher George Berkeley. It borders the cities of Oakland and Emeryville to the south and the city of Albany and the unincorporated community of Kensington to the north. Its eastern border with Contra Costa County generally follows the ridge of the Berkeley Hills. The 2010 census recorded a population of 112,580.
Huntington Park is a city in the Gateway Cities district of southeastern Los Angeles County, California.
Bell Gardens is a city in Los Angeles County, California. The population was 42,072 at the 2010 census, down from 44,054 at the 2000 census.
Cudahy is a city located in southeastern Los Angeles County, California. In terms of area, Cudahy is the second smallest city in Los Angeles County, after Hawaiian Gardens, but with one of the highest population densities of any incorporated city in the United States. It is part of the Gateway Cities region. Cudahy is populated predominantly by Latino non-citizen immigrants and has a population of 23,805 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.
Hawaiian Gardens is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is the smallest city in the county and was incorporated on April 9, 1964. The population was 14,254 at the 2010 census, down from 14,779 at the 2000 census.
Davis formerly Davisville is a city in the U.S. state of California and the most populous city in Yolo County. It had a population of 65,622 in 2010, not including the on-campus population of the University of California, Davis, which was over 9,400 in 2016. The city is a suburb of California's capital, Sacramento.
Maywood is a small city in southeast Los Angeles County, California. At 1.18 square miles, Maywood is the third-smallest incorporated city in Los Angeles County. It is bordered by the cities of Bell on the south, Vernon on the north and west, Huntington Park on the southwest, and Commerce on the east. It is the most densely-populated city in California, and has the highest proportion of Latinos, immigrants, and undocumented immigrants in the county.
How do you determine which city is best for singles in california anyways?
To give you the places in california which are best for singles to find one another, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what single people like.
So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.
How we crunched the numbers for the Golden State
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the 2014-2018 American Community Survey Census data produced for the state of california, we looked at every single city in the state. We paid particular attention to:
- Population density
- % of population that's male vs. female (closer to a 50-50 ratio is better)
- % of households with kids
- Median age
- Number of unmarried people in each city
We then gave each city a Singles Score.
The higher the score, the better the city is for singles to find one another. We also limited our results to cities with populations over 10,000 people. For california, that meant a total of 360 cities. You can download the data here.
Read on to see why Berkeley is the talk of the town while Lafayette is probably a bit on the boring side.
There You Have It - The Best Cities for Singles in california for 2020
If you're looking for a breakdown of cities in california ranked by criteria that most would agree make a place a great spot for finding a single person (and potentially love), this is an accurate list.
Here's a look at the most boring cities in california according to the data:
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