Cleveland in Top Ten Cities for Singles


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The data from the Census continues to spool out, producing endless new discoveries on our cities and our neighbors. Today's news: Cleveland is filled with lots of singles.

According to's Census-data crunching, 39% of Cleveland's population is single, which puts the Forest City at number ten on the list of cities filled with singles out and about and ready to mingle.

A full list of the ten most-single and least-single cities after the jump.

The most-single cities:

1 Atlanta 44%

2 Washington 44%

3 Cincinnati 43%

4 St. Louis 43%

5 Pittsburgh 42%

6 Seattle 41%

7 Denver 41%

8 Minneapolis 40%

9 Buffalo, NY 40%

10 Cleveland 39%

The least-single cities:

64 Las Vegas 26%

65 Corpus Christi, TX 26%

66 Arlington, TX 25%

67 Anchorage, AK 25%

68 Henderson, NV 24%

69 Virginia Beach 23%

70 Fresno, CA 22%

71 El Paso, TX 21%

72 San Jose, CA 20%

73 Bakersfield, CA 20%

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