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Hartford ranked 17th best metro city for single millennials. Here are other trending stories.

Also trending Thanksgiving tradition that began six years ago over a mistaken text continues this year.

HARTFORD, Conn. — The city of Hartford was ranked No. 17 as the best metro for single millennials, according to a report by Porch.

The report states millennials make up just over 20% of Hartford's metro population, and nearly 35% of them are single.

Researchers at Porch reviewed trends in the ages Americans married and found the average age at first marriage was 20 for women and 22 for men back in 1950. In 2020, that changed to 28 for women and 30 for men. 

More than 150 of the country's largest metro areas were included in the report and were ranked on composite scores. 

Porch analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau of Economic Analysis, and created composite scores based on the following: 

  • Percentage of millennials that are single
  • Gender ratio among millennials 
  • Millennial share of the population
  • The employment rate among single millennials 
  • Median adjusted income for full-time millennials 
  • Food and entertainment rank 

New York City and Newark, New Jersey tied at No. 6, Boston came in 2nd, and Charleston, S.C. landed at the top of the list. 

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Thanksgiving tradition

Two families brought together by a text message sent to the wrong number, will gather for Thanksgiving again this year. 

RELATED: Last year this woman invited a stranger to Thanksgiving by mistake. This year he came on his own

The public has kept up with Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench since 2016, when Dench sent a text message, inviting who she thought was her grandson over for Thanksgiving. 

It turns out she mistakenly sent the message to Hinton instead. 

Hinton asked if he could still get a plate and Dench went ahead and invited him over for Thanksgiving. 

They've continued to gather each Thanksgiving after that. 

This year's gathering will be missing a member of the Dench family, Wanda's husband, Lonnie, died of COVID-19 in 2020.

However, the tradition will continue this year. 

RELATED: Husband of grandma who befriended teen through accidental text dies of COVID-19

Symphonie Privette is a reporter at FOX61 News. She can be reached at sprivette@fox61.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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