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Illinois is home to the 2nd loneliest city in the US

Some places might feel more isolating than others, however. When it comes to loneliness, one Illinois city sits toward the top of the list. Danville, Illinois, a city of around 29,000 residents in the east-central part of the state, was named the second-loneliest city in the U.S, according to an analysis by the financial publication 24/7 Wall Street.

To find the country’s loneliest cities, 24/7 Wall Street examined U.S. Census Bureau data and ranked 384 metro areas and the District of Columbia by the share of nonfamily households living alone out of all households, according to its website.

The nation’s loneliest city might surprise you as it also ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. cities. Washington, D.C., clinched the number one spot, with nearly 30% of the civilian adult population living alone, the analysis revealed. Just 23% of the city’s one-person households are 65 years old and above unlike other cities on the list.

While Danville might not be as lonely as the nation’s capital, it’s not the only Illinois city to make the ranking. Other cities include Decatur, Champaign-Urbana, Bloomington, and Springfield.

Illinois actually tied Ohio for the most areas on the list – with six. Unlike Ohio, however, all of the Illinois metro areas placed in the top 30.

To see where your city falls on the list of the loneliest, click here.