There are more than 160 million single Americans, that's a little over half the U.S. population. 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.

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 are the best cities in each state for singles to live in.

1. Alabama: Auburn-Opelika.

• Population: 159,287 • Single population: 56.2% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $48,621 per capita • Cost of living: 15.6% less than the national average

It is not a major metro area in Alabama, with only about 160,000 residents, but 56.2% of the adult population is single.

2. Alaska: Anchorage

• Population: 399,576 • Single population: 51.0% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $47,396 per capita • Cost of living: 7.9% greater than the national average

Anchorage's residents spend just a third of their income on rent, leaving some disposable income for savings or fun activities for people who prefer to be alone as well as those looking for date ideas.

3. Arizona: Flagstaff.

• Population: 140,217 • Single population: 60.4% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $45,330 per capita • Cost of living: 1.1% less than the national average

Single people -- whether they look for date ideas or a place to have fun on their own -- won't be bored in Flagstaff. The city is surrounded by mountains, pine forests, and even a desert, all of which create many opportunities for outdoor activities.

4. Arkansas: Pine Bluff.

• Population: 92,345 • Single population: 58.3% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $46,064 per capita • Cost of living: 17.2% less than the national average

The cost of living is 17.2% lower than the national average, and lower than the state average, which means that people have extra money to spend on movies, restaurants, amusements parks, and other places of entertainment.

5. California: Santa Maria-Santa Barbara.

• Population: 443,738 • Single population: 55.1% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $47,165 per capita • Cost of living: 9.6% greater than the national average

The Santa Maria-Santa Barbara area is one of the more popular regions in California for tourists, but it's also a nice place to call home, especially if you like to go out. Single residents -- whether unmarried, widowed, divorced or separated -- make up 55% of the adult population.

6. Colorado: Boulder.

• Population: 321,030 • Single population: 53.6% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $55,730 per capita • Cost of living: 8.7% greater than the national average About 54% of the total population are singles and there's plenty to do. Boulder has more snack and non-alcoholic bars, restaurants, recreational sports centers, and museums per 100,000 people than the state average.

7. Connecticut: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk.

• Population: 944,348 • Single population: 48.8% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $75,548 per capita • Cost of living: 19.1% greater than the national average

Like Connecticut as a whole, the Bridgeport metro area is one of the most expensive places in the United States. The area's high incomes, however, more than offset the high costs, helping those who wish to lead a single lifestyle more easily achieve financial independence.

8. Delaware: Dover.

• Population: 174,822 • Single population: 52.3% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $44,138 per capita • Cost of living: 6.7% less than the national average

The city's single population, at 52.3% of adults, is above the national average. For sports fans looking for date options, Dover has plenty: the concentration of spectator sports in Dover is the 13th of any metropolitan area in the country.

9. Florida: Gainesville.

• Population: 280,763 • Single population: 62.7% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $43,857 per capita • Cost of living: 5.8% less than the national average

Around 62.7% of the city's population is unmarried, which is not all that surprising considering that a large portion of the population are college students.

10. Georgia: Albany.

• Population: 153,101 • Single population: 59.4% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $50,741 per capita • Cost of living: 17.3% less than the national average

The city's location on the Flint River makes it a good place for outdoor adventures that single people can enjoy both on their own and on dates.

11. Hawaii: Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina.

• Population: 165,356 • Single population: 50.2% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $39,060 per capita • Cost of living: 7.3% greater than the national average

The unmarried population is barely more than half, but the metro area offers many benefits that single householders, which represent about a fifth of all occupied housing units, can enjoy.

12. Idaho: Lewiston.

• Population: 62,492 • Single population: 48.9% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $50,208 per capita • Cost of living: 9.0% less than the national average

The area is one of the few places ranked as best for singles in their respective states where the share of unmarried residents is less than half, though the population has been increasing over the years.

13. Illinois: Danville.

• Population: 78,407 • Single population: 54.6% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $57,134 per capita • Cost of living: 21.1% less than the national average

Single and married residents alike benefit from the low cost of living in the metro area. Locals may enjoy bowling, a popular activity for both dates and having fun with friends, as Danville has more than double the number of bowling centers per 100,000 people than the rest of the state.

14. Indiana: Bloomington.

• Population: 166,281 • Single population: 60.8% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $44,521 per capita • Cost of living: 7.5% less than the national average

About 60.8% of the population is single, separated, divorced, or widowed, and about a quarter of the population lives alone.

15. Iowa: Ames.

• Population: 96,922 • Single population: 59.6% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $46,359 per capita • Cost of living: 8.0% less than the national average

Aside from being close to a big city, unmarried residents of Ames may also benefit from a large share of fellow unmarried people living in the area — Almost 60% of the population is single.

16. Kansas: Lawrence.

• Population: 119,319 • Single population: 59.1% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $47,561 per capita • Cost of living: 8.5% less than the national average

The concentration of movies, bars, and restaurants per 100,000 people is much higher in Lawrence than the state average and the majority of residents are unmarried.

17. Kentucky: Lexington-Fayette.

• Population: 506,786 • Single population: 53.3% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $53,010 per capita • Cost of living: 8.8% less than the national average

It is one of the more populous areas in the state with over 506,000 residents, and more than half of the adult population is unmarried.

18. Louisiana: New Orleans-Metairie.

• Population: 1,263,635 • Single population: 58.6% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $52,223 per capita • Cost of living: 4.8% less than the national average

The New Orleans metro area has an abundance of bars, restaurants, and music venues that offer entertainment for people during the day and the night. The large unmarried population in the area (58.6%) and the lower than average cost of living also contribute to the reasons the metro area is the best place for singles in Louisiana.

19. Maine: Bangor.

• Population: 151,748 • Single population: 53.2% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $40,950 per capita • Cost of living: 3.7% less than the national average

People moving to Bangor can enjoy a large pool of single friends and potential dates as 53.2% of the adult population is also single, or divorced, separated, widowed, or never married.

20. Maryland: Cumberland.

• Population: 99,255 • Single population: 54.1% of total populatio • Cost of living-adjusted income: $48,472 per capita • Cost of living: 13.3% less than the national average

People planning to live alone in Cumberland will find plenty of fellow single householders as 26.9% of housing units are occupied by one person.

21. Massachusetts: Pittsfield.

• Population: 127,328 • Single population: 54.4% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $53,894 per capita • Cost of living: 2.3% less than the national average

The metro area has a fairly large population of about 130,000 people, and the majority of the adult population is unmarried. Residents need about fifth of their annual income for housing costs, leaving them with a good amount of money for plenty of nights out. The options are plentiful as the concentration of bars and restaurants per 100,000 people in Pittsfield is much higher than the state's average.

22. Michigan: Ann Arbor.

• Population: 365,961 • Single population: 56.0% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $52,083 per capita • Cost of living: 1.7% greater than the national average

Given that about 56.0% of the adult population is single, and that 22.7% are single-householders, locals have a growing number of fellow unmarried residents to socialize with.

23. Minnesota: Mankato-North Mankato.

• Population: 100,105 • Single population: 54.2% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $52,290 per capita • Cost of living: 9.7% less than the national average

The metro area offers some benefits that both single people and those in a relationship can enjoy such as a much lower cost of living compared with both the national and the state averages as well as a higher concentration of museums, recreation facilities, bars, and restaurants compared with the rest of Minnesota.

24. Mississippi: Hattiesburg.

• Population: 148,768 • Single population: 56.2% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $52,786 per capita • Cost of living: 18.3% less than the national average

There are plenty of places suitable for unmarried people to spend some of their remaining income, including bars, eating establishments, and fitness centers.

 25. Missouri: Columbia.

• Population: 176,515 • Single population: 55.5% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $52,303 per capita • Cost of living: 9.7% less than the national average

The metro area — located near the Missouri River, Ozark Plateau, and the Northern Plains — attracts many people who love the outdoors. Whether you aim to be close to nature to enjoy it by yourself or with a date, you'll meet a lot of fellow single adult residents.

26. Montana: Missoula.

• Population: 115,983 • Single population: 54.5% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $48,937 per capita • Cost of living: 4.4% less than the national average

 The University of Montana, based in the city, which has enrollment of more than 11,000, likely helps explain the city's relatively large single population at almost 55%.

27. Nebraska: Lincoln.

• Population: 327,221 • Single population: 52.3% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $53,975 per capita • Cost of living: 8.5% less than the national average

Single, as well as married, residents benefit from a lower than the national average cost of living in Lincoln, where the University of Nebraska has its main campus.

28. Nevada: Carson City.

• Population: 54,467 • Single population: 54.2% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $49,454 per capita • Cost of living: 3.9% less than the national average

Considering that the metro area's location in the heart of Nevada and its proximity to Lake Tahoe, residents can afford to spend disposable income on outdoor adventures and other fun activities.

29. New Hampshire: Manchester-Nashua.

• Population: 411,087 • Single population: 48.8% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $47,123 per capita • Cost of living: 8.4% greater than the national average

While urban areas tend to have more vibrant dating scenes and are generally more supportive of financial independence, this is not especially the case in the Manchester area. A minority of adults are single, and the cost of living is relatively high, but the concentrations of certain amenities such as theater companies, venues to exercise and take fitness classes, as well as full-service restaurants are all higher in the Manchester area compared with the nation.

30. 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.

31. New Mexico: Santa Fe.

• Population: 148,917 • Single population: 54.0% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $53,909 per capita • Cost of living: 1.3% less than the national average

Compared to other cities in New Mexico, such as Albuquerque, Farmington, and Las Cruces, economic conditions are better in Santa Fe. Income per capita is higher than both the national and state figures , while the cost of living is a little lower. These factors can help singles in Santa Fe to more easily achieve financial independence.

32. New York: Ithaca. 

• Population: 102,962 • Single population: 62.5% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $36,074 per capita • Cost of living: 7.0% greater than the national average

Roughly half of adults in Ithaca have never married. Like many cities supporting a single lifestyle, Ithaca is home to several colleges and universities, including Cornell University. At 62.5% of the adult population, Ithaca has the second-largest single population in the nation after Gainsville, Florida.

33. North Carolina: Greenville.

• Population: 177,372 • Single population: 59.9% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $49,025 per capita • Cost of living: 12.1% less than the national average

The fact that about as much as 59.9% of the adult population is single, separated, or unmarried helps Greenville rank high on being a desirable city for singles.

34. North Dakota: Grand Forks.

• Population: 101,991 • Single population: 52.0% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $55,234 per capita • Cost of living: 8.8% less than the national average

With the average annual income for all workers at just over $55,000, singles, who comprise 52.0% of the adult population, have a lot of disposable income for dates and social activities.

35. Ohio: Cleveland-Elyria.

• Population: 2,061,766 • Single population: 55.0% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $60,025 per capita • Cost of living: 9.8% less than the national average

Over 26.7% of occupied housing units in the metro area are single households, the third highest share of the 50 cities on the list.

36. Oklahoma: Lawton.

• Population: 128,490 • Single population: 53.6% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $46,988 per capita • Cost of living: 10.5% less than the national average

An estimated 25.2% of housing units are occupied by one person, above the national average of 22.7%. It's also is home to the Fort Sill Military Reservation. Recreational opportunities for singles include outdoor sports activities.

 37. Oregon: Corvallis.

• Population: 89,780 • Single population: 55.3% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $41,809 per capita • Cost of living: 0.6% greater than the national average

The Corvallis metro area, located in Willamette Valley in north-central Oregon, is the best place for single people in the state not so much for economic reasons but for demographic. The personal income per capita is lower than the national average and the cost of living is about the same as the U.S. average, but 83.5% of the total population is 18 years or over, a prime age for dating.

38. Pennsylvania: State College.

• Population: 161,443 • Single population: 58.7% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $40,029 per capita • Cost of living: 2.8% greater than the national average

Because of the presence of the university, much of the night life and leisure activity revolves around Penn State, one of the premier public universities in the nation. More than 84% of the population is over 18 years old.

39. Rhode Island: Providence-Warwick.

• Population: 1,615,516 • Single population: 54.6% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $49,832 per capita • Cost of living: 0.3% less than the national average

About 54.6% of the adult population is unmarried or separated.

40. South Carolina: Florence.

• Population: 205,814 • Single population: 56.3% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $49,506 per capita • Cost of living: 13.9% less than the national average

Among the diversions for singles in Florence are the Florence Little Theatre and the Florence Trails System that connects 45 miles of trails. The city also hosts a First Fridays event each month that includes a free concert downtown.

41. South Dakota: Sioux Falls.

• Population: 255,438 • Single population: 47.1% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $64,852 per capita • Cost of living: 8.4% less than the national average

Singles in Sioux Falls, the biggest city in South Dakota, enjoy a cost of living more than 8% below the national average. The average annual income for all workers is $64,852, almost $16,000 higher than the national average. Also, only about 15% of income is needed for housing costs. This provides for considerable disposable income that can be spent on diversions in Sioux Falls such as the Falls Park and the SculptureWalk & The Arc of Dreams.

42. Tennessee: Memphis.

• Population: 1,345,991 • Single population: 57.9% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $51,125 per capita • Cost of living: 8.9% less than the national average

The single population comprises 57.9% of the city's adult population, well above the national average. There are plenty of attractions for singles in Memphis, starting with a tour of Elvis Presley's Graceland home. Beale Street, "home of the blues," is where the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum is located. For sports activities, a date night might be watching the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies.

43. Texas: Midland.

• Population: 169,808 • Single population: 47.0% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $102,596 per capita • Cost of living: 0.3% greater than the national average

People who prefer the single life have a considerable amount of disposable income for entertainment, savings, or expenses.

44. Utah: Salt Lake City.

• Population: 1,185,990 • Single population: 47.8% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $47,430 per capita • Cost of living: 0.9% less than the national average

A date in Salt Lake City might involve the outdoors, and Utah is known for its parks, among them Arches, Bryce, and Zion. Utah also overhauled its liquor laws about 10 years ago, relaxing the requirements to open bars so feel free to head to one and meet fellow singles.

45. Vermont: Burlington-South Burlington.

• Population: 218,042 • Single population: 52.3% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $47,778 per capita • Cost of living: 5.0% greater than the national average

The Burlington-South Burlington metro area is the only metropolitan statistical area in Vermont, so by default it is the best city for singles in the state.

46. Virginia: Charlottesville.

• Population: 230,905 • Single population: 52.6% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $62,338 per capita • Cost of living: 1.8% less than the national average

Bars, restaurants, historical sites, amusement and recreational facilities, and museums are more concentrated in the Charlottesville metro area than the state as a whole, providing plenty of options for entertainment.

 47. Washington: Bellingham.

• Population: 216,812 • Single population: 52.6% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $45,477 per capita • Cost of living: 1.2% less than the national average

 Restaurants, bars, and places for entertainment such as bowling alleys, are all more prevalent in the city than elsewhere in the state. The area's relatively low cost of living helps offset the below-average income for the area.

48.West Virginia: Morgantown.

• Population: 139,089 • Single population: 58.7% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $47,034 per capita • Cost of living: 9.3% less than the national average

The metro area has a large overall population and a large share of single residents, with 58.7% of the adult population unmarried or separated. The north-central West Virginia metro area does not appear to be pricey, as the cost of living is 9.3% less than the national average and only about a fifth of one's personal income is needed for housing costs leaving plenty to spend on dates and other social activities.

49. Wisconsin:

Oshkosh-Neenah. • Population: 169,926 • Single population: 52.0% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $53,844 per capita • Cost of living: 9.8% less than the national average

People who prefer to be single may be attracted to the region because they can more easily achieve financial independence there. The cost of living is lower in the metro area than both the state and national averages.

50. Wyoming: Casper.

• Population: 80,610 • Single population: 49.8% of total population • Cost of living-adjusted income: $64,283 per capita • Cost of living: 3.7% less than the national average

While more adults nationwide are unmarried or separated than in Casper, area residents enjoy relatively high concentrations of amenities that may help support dating and opportunities for meeting people.