Study: Best Cities to Find Single Rich Women

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In recent years, women have edged their way into breadwinning status. Nearly 40% of women have a higher income than their husbands, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center report. While money isn't everything – certainly not when finding a mate – the extra dollars sure would be nice. For men who are looking for a woman with high-earning potential, there are certain places they should look.

In our latest study, CreditDonkey.com sought the best cities to find single rich women (for the best cities to find single rich men, click here).

Study Methodology

We began with a pool of major metropolitan areas that have over 1 million residents, and considered the following factors:

  1. Percentage of single women
  2. Ratio of single women to single men
  3. Percentage of all women earning $100,000 or more per year
  4. Mean income of all women

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, we pulled the percentage of the residents who are single women, including those who are divorced and widowed. A large selection of ladies on their own increases your odds of finding your dream woman. We also considered the ratio of single women to single men. Even though a little competition can be fun, too many single men compared to single women makes it tougher to lure the ladies.

Then, we used the U.S. Census to find the percentage of women in those areas who make at least $100,000 annually, and we isolated the average income of all women in a given area. We added this metric because the average income for women is relatively low compared to men, partly because they do make less and also a higher proportion do not work full time. With those factors pulling down the average in some cities to below what could be considered “rich,” we thought it was important to include the percentage of women earning over $100,000. Both figures tell us whether women – single or not – earn good wages in their home cities.

Cities scoring high in all four factors are likely good places to find single rich women.

10 Best Cities to Find Single Rich Women

10. Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California

  • Percentage of single women: 20.35%
  • Ratio of single women to single men: 1.0983:1
  • Percentage of all women earning $100,000 or more per year: 6.3%
  • Mean income of all women: $52,356

Los Angeles is the most populous city in California and the second most populous in the U.S., after New York City. Ladies in this city make an average of over $52,000 each year, and there are just about as many single women as there are single men. In the home of Hollywood, you can find your very own superstar.

Did you know: Los Angeles has been called the "Creative Capital of the World" because one in every six residents there works in a creative industry.

9. Providence, RI

Providence, Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island

  • Percentage of single women: 21.92%
  • Ratio of single women to single men: 1.2163:1
  • Percentage of all women earning $100,000 or more per year: 3.97%
  • Mean income of all women: $50,495

The third largest city in New England, close to 22% of Providence consists of single women. They average more than $50,000 yearly, and single women exceed the single men there. Date nights are easy in Providence with walks by the river – which is lit a string of fires during the warm months – and fine dining, including the Italian neighborhood called Federal Hill.

Did you know: Three-fourths of Rhode Island’s residents live within a 15-mile radius of Providence. It may be located in the smallest state in the country, but you can count on Providence having some big things going on.

8. Hartford, CT

Hartford, Connecticut
Hartford, Connecticut

  • Percentage of single women: 20.8%
  • Ratio of single women to single men: 1.1635:1
  • Percentage of all women earning $100,000 or more per year: 5.68%
  • Mean income of all women: $57,347

Connecticut’s capital city, Hartford, is worth considering if you’re looking for a well-off woman. Single ladies represent over 20% of the population, and woman there earn a mean of $57,000. In the heart of Connecticut, you might just find your love.

Did you know: Hartford is nearly 400 years old and one of the oldest cities in the nation. If you're looking to score some cool points with a smart lady, this city has several historical and monumental places worth visiting, such as the Mark Twain House & Museum, where the author lived when writing his most famous novels.

7. Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Percentage of single women: 21.39%
  • Ratio of single women to single men: 1.2315:1
  • Percentage of all women earning $100,000 or more per year: 5.56%
  • Mean income of all women: $54,502

Philadelphia may be called the City of Brotherly Love, but you will find lots of single ladies there. They make up more than 21% of the residents and net over $54,000 a year. In addition, Philly’s large single women to single men ratio makes this city a top choice for finding a mate.

Did you know: Less than two hours from Philadelphia, Hershey, PA., is considered the Chocolate Capital of the United States. A visit to Hershey Park would certainly make a sweet date.

6. San Jose, CA

San Jose, California
San Jose, California

  • Percentage of single women: 16.4%
  • Ratio of single women to single men: 1.0292:1
  • Percentage of all women earning $100,000 or more per year: 13.8%
  • Mean income of all women: $72,329

The ladies of San Jose make more than women anywhere else in America. With an average annual income over $72,000, San Jose tops the charts in this category. On the flip side, only 16% of the city is made up of single women, and the ratio of single women to single men is relatively low. You’ll have to be up for the chase if you’re seeking a wealthy woman in San Jose.

Did you know: Over 50% of the adults in San Jose have earned a college degree. You’re bound to find some intellectual women there.

5. Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland

  • Percentage of single women: 21.25%
  • Ratio of single women to single men: 1.2555:1
  • Percentage of all women earning $100,000 or more per year: 7.16%
  • Mean income of all women: $56,943

Baltimore has the largest ratio of single women to single men of all the cities on our top 10 list. These ladies pull in an average of about $57,000 per year and make up over a fifth of the city. Nicknamed Charm City, Baltimore is definitely a place worth checking out for women without wedding rings.

Did you know: Baltimore bucks any assumption that women don’t like science. The University of Maryland’s Center for Women in Technology has a robust program.

4. Boston, MA

Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts

  • Percentage of single women: 21.18%
  • Ratio of single women to single men: 1.2037:1
  • Percentage of all women earning $100,000 or more per year: 7.68%
  • Mean income of all women: $62,457

Boston is a great place to find a lady. Representing over 21% of the city, single women here bring in over $62,000 each year. With a good ratio of single women to single men, Beantown is a great location for meeting a match.

Did you know: Full of transplants to the area because of the city’s high number of colleges, Boston’s population is largely made up of the under-45 set. Nearly 75% of residents here fall into that age group. If you’re looking for single, rich, and young, this is the spot.

3. New York, NY

New York, New York
New York, New York

  • Percentage of single women: 21.26%
  • Ratio of single women to single men: 1.2240:1
  • Percentage of all women earning $100,000 or more per year: 8.57%
  • Mean income of all women: $60,257

Among the crowds of New York City are single women with big bucks, who as a group earn a mean of over $60,000 annually. In America’s largest city, where single women outnumber single men, you have good chances of finding the woman you’re seeking. After a visit there, you may leave with a Lady Liberty of your own.

Did you know: New York City has over 6,375 miles of streets. There are tons of places to meet ladies in this metropolis.

2. Washington, DC

Washington, DC
Washington, DC

  • Percentage of single women: 19.74%
  • Ratio of single women to single men: 1.1911:1
  • Percentage of all women earning $100,000 or more per year: 12.63%
  • Mean income of all women: $67,744

In this city of prominent monuments, landmarks, and museums, you’ll find more than just our nation’s capital. Over 19% of the residents in DC are single women, and they earn a mean income of more than $67,000. Over 12% of them bring in more than $100,000. With an even higher single women to single men ratio than San Francisco, the District of Columbia is an ideal spot to find an ideal lady.

Did you know: Residents in DC consume more wine than residents anywhere else in the country. Taking your date to a wine-tasting event might just be a hit.

1. San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, California
San Francisco, California

  • Percentage of single women: 20.33%
  • Ratio of single women to single men: 1.1117:1
  • Percentage of all women earning $100,000 or more per year: 12.47%
  • Mean income of all women: $70,348

Right on the coast of central California, San Francisco tops our list of best cities to find single rich women. The ladies there boast over $70,000 a year with 12% of them earning $100,000 or more. You’ll find a fairly balanced ratio of single women to single men. In this hilly, Golden Gate City, you have a good shot at finding a well-off woman.

Did you know: Start off casual by inviting a potential date to one of San Francisco’s 300 coffee shops.


We’re sure you realize that a person’s income shouldn’t be your number one reason to fall for her. There are plenty of other traits to consider – her personality, values, goals, and all the other important things that should be thought about before entering a relationship. Still, it’s interesting to discover where a certain subset of the population tends to live, and we enjoyed putting this list together.

Jasmine Williams is a contributing writer at CreditDonkey, a diamond jeweler comparison and reviews website. Write to Jasmine Williams at jasmine@creditdonkey.com

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