Utah ranks last for loneliest state in the country, smallest percentage of singles

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UTAH (ABC4 News) – Not a good sign if you are looking for love in Utah after a recent loneliness study found Utah has the lowest percentage of singles than any other state in the country.

In the study, conducted by move.org they said they determined the loneliest places to live by the percentage of single individuals vs. married individuals age 20 and older and by a loneliness index set by Google Trends. 

Utah ranked 51st with a romantic index of three. Just 38.14 percent of the population is single. Utah’s top search inquiry was “date ideas”. 

The Census Bureau’s youngest age group for this data ranges from 15 to 19 years old but since 98% are single, they opted not to include them in the study.

So who does the study say is the top ten states that are the loneliest? 

  1. District of Columbia
  2. South Carolina
  3. Arizona
  4. Illinois
  5. Vermont
  6. Michigan
  7. Alaska
  8. Maine
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Kentucky

“The District of Columbia isn’t just home to our nation’s capital—it’s also home to our nation’s loneliest group of people,” said the study. “The US Census Bureau reports that 70% of DC’s adult population is single, which is more than 20% higher than any other region in the country.”

They also mentioned DC residents top search is for “best dating apps”, indicating they are at least looking for love. 

You can find the full study here

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