March 29, 2014 9.28 am This story is over 99 months old

Lincoln in top cities to live in – if you’re single

Good for singles? The Times has listed Lincoln as a top city to live in if you happen to be single.

Lincoln has ranked well in a list scoring which cities are best to live in for single people.

The list, complied by The Times, charted Lincoln as number 19 out of 30 places in the UK.

Beating it were the likes of Sheffield, Salford Quays in Manchester, Leigh in Edinburgh and Shoreditch of East London, with Tooting in South London taking the top spot.

Describing Lincoln, The Times said that despite seeming to be a small and historic city, it still had a good “city buzz” and is also a “friendly” place.

On housing, it noted that a typical two bedroom house in the city would only set residents back on average £90,000.

The Times also predicted that due to developments like Teal Park, large investment and employment opportunities are entering the city.

The list comes just days after The Sunday Times left Lincoln positive feedback as one of the best places in the country to live, particularly if you are looking for affordable housing, good education, leafy parks and a historical setting.

Most single ward?

Meanwhile, 2011 Census data shows which ward in Lincoln has the highest number of single (never been married) residents.

According to this data, Carholme Ward houses the most single people, with a score of 71% – compared with the national average of 35%.

This is followed by Abbey Ward (52%), Park Ward (51%), Castle Ward (42%), and Glebe Ward (38%).

Typically, the common age range for being single in the 16-35 age bracket, with women more likely to be single than men.