Katy, Texas tops the list

Katy finished No. 8 on HomeAdvisor’s list of America’s 10 Best Suburbs to Be Single. The study, released Tuesday, has five other Texas cities ranked ahead of Katy, with Kyle, Texas, finishing at No. 1.

To determine which trends would benefit potential singles, HomeAdvisor cross-referenced data from the US Census Bureau, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Google Trends and several real estate platforms. The researchers then scored 50 cities on a number of factors, including cost of living, volume of dating apps, and more.

In the study, Katy received a “city score” of 28.85 out of a possible 50. Leland, North Carolina ranked as the worst suburb for finding true love, with a paltry score of just 13.26.

Researchers found that jobs are plentiful in Katy, with 3,463,565 opportunities available, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This figure is up 1.7% from last year.

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Home Advisor also compared data from dating apps to the number of single residents in the area. The study found that more than a third of the city’s population is a potential date.

Katy residents also make up about 5% of dating searches in Texas, according to Google Trends.

The researchers also found Katy to be a hotspot for dating destinations, with a significant number of restaurants, gyms, cafes, cocktail lounges and breweries relative to its population.

You can learn more about Home Advisor’s methodology here.

Below, you can see the 10 best and worst suburbs in the United States for singles, according to Home Advisor.

Top 10 American suburbs to be single

  1. Kyle, TX (35.64)
  2. Farmers Branch, TX (33.48)
  3. Fort Mill, SC (33.47)
  4. Leander, TX (31.14)
  5. McKinney, Texas (31.08)
  6. Clayton, North Carolina (30.04)
  7. Little Elm, TX (29.41)
  8. Katy, Texas (28.85)
  9. Morrisville, NC (28.78)
  10. Meridian, ID (28.42)

America’s 10 worst suburbs to be single in

  1. Leland, North Carolina (13.26)
  2. Heber, UT (5:00 p.m.)
  3. Washington, UT (18.23)
  4. Eagle Mountain, UT (18.55)
  5. Lehi, UT (18.87)
  6. Windsor, Colorado (19.29)
  7. Spring Hill, TN (19.89)
  8. West Haven, UT (19.93)
  9. Mount Juliet, Tennessee (19.96)
  10. Queen Creek, AZ (20.61)
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