If you're looking for love in New Jersey, you're best off keeping in mind that old real estate adage -- location, location, location.Single folks tend to gather in certain areas of the state, according to 2014 Census data. The towns with the highest percentages of unmarried residents are mostly in cities or on the southern shore. Asbury Park in Monmouth County led the pack, with 78 percent of residents 15 or older listing their status as never married, divorced, separated or widowed. (The 2014 Census includes same-sex marriages, and long-term partners can list themselves as married if they choose.) Camden, Seaside Heights, Salem and New Brunswick were next on the list, followed by Maurice River in Cumberland County. East Orange, Newark, New Hanover and Penns Grove rounded out the top 10. Many of the top spots were urban areas. Fourteen of 15 New Jersey municipalities with the highest population density had single people form more than 50 percent of their population. It's not entirely unexpected, considering we have already written about the flow of young residents into cities and away from suburban sprawl. But the high rates of single-dom in southern New Jersey towns came as a bit of a surprise. The region has hot spots like Fairfield, Millville and Downe along the Delaware Bay. Of course, if you're looking to chase down a partner, the locals' gender split might be something to consider as well. Women out number men the most in Somerset County, whereas Sussex County has the highest percentage of men. In the era of Tinder and Skype, finding romance in remote locations has never been easier. But if online dating has got you down, you can play the New Jersey numbers game to find that perfect match.
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