Revealed: The Best (and Worst) US Cities for Singles Wanting a Baby
Almost twice as many Vegas singles said ‘no’ to kids than in New York, the most child-friendly city in the poll. Around 1 in 5 in Vegas revealed they had no desire for children, whilst only 1 in 10 gave a firm ‘no thanks’ in the Big Apple.
US cities with most child-friendly singles:
- New York
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- Washington DC
US cities with least child-friendly singles:
- Las Vegas
The large-scale data analysis evaluated anonymous data from the responses of over 42000 members of EliteSingles based in America’s 30 biggest cities. It will surprise some to find the most populous cities in the US feature right at the top of the list – New York was home to the broodiest singles, LA the second-most. It comes as little surprise to the EliteSingles Research Team however; a similar study in France found that Paris was the most child-friendly city for singles to live. In Sweden, capital city Stockholm was second on the list.
One possible explanation for this trend is that the bigger cities are home to a slightly younger demographic. Still of an age where having kids is a possibility, and not yet a reality, singles here are more likely to be open-minded for the future. The older you get – as having kids becomes trickier, or when you’re more likely to have already had kids – singles are more inclined to be turned off by the prospect.
The study found that – at either end of the spectrum – women tended to be more certain if they wanted kids or not. In Las Vegas, for example, 21.6% said they didn’t want kids compared to just 13.7% of men. In New York women were driving up the averages too – 56.5% actively wanted kids compared to just 47.6% of men.