24/7 Wall Street created a weighted index of over two-dozen measures to identify the best American cities to live in. The communities on this list span the country from coast to coast but are disproportionately concentrated in the Midwest.

In any U.S. city, living arrangements run the gamut from friends and strangers living as roommates to domestic partnerships to single-parent households to the traditional nuclear families. While the vast majority of Americans cohabitate in one way or another, there are also those who live alone – either by choice or by circumstance.

Across the United States, about 1 in every 10 Americans – 10.3 percent – live alone. More than 1 in every 4 households – 27.9 percent – are made up of a single individual.

In some cities, however, living alone is far more common. According to estimates from the U.S….