South Jersey Shore Town Named Best City in NJ to Be Single
A popular South Jersey shore town has made the national list as New Jersey's choice in the "Best City to Be Single in Every State."
My question to you: would you have picked Ocean City as the best city in New Jersey to be single?
24/7 Tempo did and here's how they came to that choice.
To find the best city for singles in every state, 24/7 Tempo reviewed all U.S. metro areas, the percentage of the adult population that is single, the concentration of businesses such as restaurants and bars and income levels.
There are more than 160 million single Americans — divorced, widowed, separated, or those who have never married — or approximately 51.0% of the U.S. population. Most of this group consists of people who have never been married.
The best cities for singles are home to a relatively large number of unattached people, have plenty of amenities supporting social interaction, as well as a local economy that is conducive to financial independence.
Here's what the study had to say about Ocean City....
New Jersey: Ocean City. • Population: 93,705 • Single population: 45.4% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $50,440 per capita • Cost of living: 4.5% greater than the national average
The cost of a date is higher than the national average, but the average income is above the national average. The city has all the diversions of a seaside town like boating, bike riding, seafood restaurants, shopping, and amusement parks for residents to enjoy.