Minnesota may be the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but our state is also home to 854 cities, and the numbers are now in on just which one is the loneliest.

According to the most recent 2022 data from U.S. Census Bureau, there are now 5,714,300 people who call the North Star State home. And while the majority-- about 53 percent-- say they're married, there are still nearly 48 percent (just over 2.7 million) Minnesotans who have either never married or are currently divorced or widowed.

And while not everyone who's single is lonely, mind you, living alone or with others but not being in a relationship can sometimes be a little bit daunting. Some people love to be by themselves, while others report the experience can be pretty lonely. But just which city in Minnesota is the loneliest?

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That's the question the number-crunchers over at 24/7 Wall Street attempted to answer. To find out which Minnesota city is the loneliest in the state, they did a survey that took into account several different factors:

To find the loneliest city in every state, 24/7 Wall St. used Census Bureau data, ranking 384 metro areas by the share of nonfamily households living alone out of all households. We added the share of people living alone as a percentage of the civilian, noninstitutionalized 16+ population.

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So what did they discover? Which city is the loneliest here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes? That honor, according to 24/7 Wall Street, goes to... Duluth! Yes, Minnesota's fifth-largest city is apparently also the loneliest in the entire state. Here's the data on why Duluth is so lonely:

  • One-person households, 2022: 34.0% (42,905 households)
  • Adults living alone out of adult civilian pop: 18.1% (#23 out of 385 metros)
  • 1-person household 65+ years: 14.9%, or 43.7% of one-person households
  • Monthly gross rent: $929 (#284 out of 385 metros)
  • Bachelor’s degree attainment rate: 30.0% (#208 out of 385 metros)
  • Median household income: $65,963 (#208 out of 385 metros)

Perhaps not-so-coincidently, while 24/7 Wall Street says Duluth is the loneliest city in Minnesota, it's also ranked as the 34th loneliest city in the entire COUNTRY too. Now if you ARE single, and don't want to be lonely, check out THIS MINNESOTA CITY which was just named One of the Best Cities For Singles in the Entire Country!

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