Description of the ranking by Apartment List of the Best Cities for Singles in 2021. Where does Sacramento rank?
Apartment List examined 100 cities in the U.S. to determine the Best Cities for Singles in 2021. The ranking is based on four key metrics:
- Dating Satisfaction
- Social Satisfaction
- Dating Affordability
- Percentage of Singles
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Apartment List conducts an Annual Survey of renters to determine Dating Satisfaction and Social Satisfaction. Questions in the survey were:
- “How satisfied are you with opportunities for dating in your current city?”
- “How satisfied are you with social life in your current city?”
Dating Affordability was determined by the average price of two movie tickets and a three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant compared to median earnings. The Census Bureau American Community Survey was used to determine Percentage of Singles.
Washington, D. C. took the #1 spot, while San Bernardino, CA brought up the rear at #100. Sacramento ranked #75.
Top 10 Best Cities for Singles in 2021
- Washington, D.C. (Total Score 90.53)
- Boston, MA (89.15)
- Atlanta, GA (81.84)
- Minneapolis, MN (81.4)
- Pittsburg, PA (75.74)
- Richmond, VA (75.16)
- Austin, TX (71.9)
- Denver, CO (69.24)
- Chicago, IL (68.6)
- Seattle, WA (68.21)
(Other) California Cities on Best Cities for Singles in 2021
- 11. San Francisco (Total Score 68.2)
- 17. Long Beach (64.21)
- 23. Chula Vista (62.31)
- 26. San Diego (60.88)
- 30. Oakland (59.68)
- 37. Los Angeles (55.32)
- 54. San Jose (47.2)
- 59. Riverside (46.9)
- 74. Anaheim (41.9)
- 75. Sacramento (41.81)
- 85. Modesto (38.55)
- 96. Fresno (30.99)
- 97. Bakersfield (30.83)
- 99. Stockton (25.64)
- 100. San Bernardino (19.21)
The data on Dating Satisfaction was weighted 40%, while Social Satisfaction, Dating Affordability and Percentage of Singles were each weighted 20%.
For each city’s value the data was normalized. In other words, each value was transformed into a normalized score ranging from 0 (the city with the worst value) to 100 (the city with the best value).
See related blog post: Where Does Sacramento Rank?
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