We also subtracted estimates of the gay and lesbian population in order to focus on men and women interested in dating someone of the opposite sex; check out our Welcome to the Gayborhood post if that’s news you can use.
But whether by volition or otherwise, the role of an unattached parent can be somewhat of a financial tightrope act, especially if you’re a single mom relying on a single income. And solo-mom families are more likely than single-dad units to live under poverty, with child-care costs that exceed the cost of rent in every state eating a good chunk of their earnings. cities is based on 17 key indicators of an ideal environment in which single moms have access to ample job opportunities and earn a livable income while their children receive the best and most cost-effective care.
In 2014, the median income for a home led by an unmarried mom totaled $24,403, not even a third of the $84,541 for families headed by married parents, according to U. In light of Women’s History Month and National Single Parent Day on March 21, Wallet Hub’s analysts decided to honor single moms by identifying the most suitable cities for their families. Scroll down for the winners, additional expert commentary on single motherhood and its challenges, as well as a full description of our methodology.
But as cultural perspectives have warmed up to this once-unconventional family structure, moms choosing to rear their children alone are no longer deemed social pariahs.
Today, single-mom families account for a quarter of all U. households, at nearly 10 million, far outnumbering their single-dad counterparts by a good eight million.
He's seen each area transform and their popularity ebb and flow — especially among his gay friends and acquaintances. Business districts like Plaza Midwood and South End have strong collections of gay business owners and gay bars.
But he doesn't think the city has a true "gayborhood." San Francisco has Castro, and New York has Greenwich Village, Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen. Warshauer works for the city's Neighborhood and Business Services, where he helps manage programs to improve neighborhoods. C., women often complain about the lack of available men.On the other hand, "Man Jose" gets that nickname for having too few available women for the men of Silicon Valley. In love, as with real estate, it’s better to get the inside scoop before you start your search.Solo motherhood comes with a unique set of challenges.For insight regarding those issues and how best to address them, we turned to a panel of experts in women’s and family studies as well as local administration.From big to small, each city has its own unique qualities that are just as unique as the couples who choose to live there.