After all, broke and jobless are hardly attractive qualities.We didn't consider metropolitan areas with populations under 125,000 people. But based on economic and demographic factors, we found these cities to be far from perfect matches for singles. The cities that ranked poorly for dating may be quite lovely for couples, families, tourists and retirees.The area boasts one of the highest percentages of families, 81.9% of households, of which 54.9% include kids younger than 18.The nearby Brownsville metro area posts similarly discouraging economic statistics — the second-lowest median income in the country and the second-highest percentage of people living in poverty.
Mc Allen, Texas Metro population: 797,810 Percentage of unmarried adults: 46.2% Cost of living: 14.0% below U. average Median household income: ,077 Date-night tab: .79The financial situation is bleak for Mc Allen residents, regardless of marital status.
The metro area's median household income ranks lowest in the country, and its poverty rate ranks highest with 37.7% of households living below the poverty line, compared to 15.0% for the nation. The scene isn't so appealing for the singles set, either.
Finally, we threw in a date-night tab for each city that shows the typical cost of two movie tickets, a pizza and a bottle of wine. Homes is publishing the top five worst cities for singles.
To see the rest of the top 10, go to Kiplinger's website.5.
Household incomes came in far short of the national median of ,054 and couldn't cover the spread even in cities with lower than average living costs, as reported by the Council for Community and Economic Research.
We also factored in education level, keeping in mind that people with bachelor's degrees are more likely to be gainfully employed.