Where are the Singles in America?

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National Geographic Magazine has published an eye-opening map that shows where single adults are living. Males (Blue dots) tend to live in the Western urban areas while females (Yellow dots) tend to live in many eastern cities. Why? About 58% of college students are women, many of whom join the white-collar workforce after graduation. Males, on the other hand, tend to gravitate toward areas where agriculture and construction are prominent, partly because many of them are illegal immigrants. Once again, the Mississippi River serves as another line of demarcation!

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5 Responses to Where are the Singles in America?

  1. Adam Scheidegger says:

    Wow, this is cool. Just in observation… I would’ve guessed a larger female single population in Dallas. Back home in Kansas City, MO looks like a larger group of female singles…so in essence…my chances went DOWN! Overall though, we’re dealing with the largest number of single people that are adults ever aren’t we? I mean singleness is cool and all…but some of the selfish attitudes going around worries me. And I don’t think I’m alone.

  2. leejagers says:

    Thanks for visiting and commenting, Adam. While I think it’s really cool to see this kind of distribution, I don’t see it having a lot to do with finding a marriage partner. Individuals tend to find their counterparts in ways that defy statistics. Linguists meet at a conference in Kenya and connect. Or, a young woman does volunteer work with the elderly at church and meets her future husband at a river because the group needed extra help carrying the equipment on a canoe trip! Examples go on and on to illustrate that mating defies statistics — fortunately. Thanks again for your comment. — Lee

  3. Adam Scheidegger says:

    Haha, yea true that statistics don’t play much good predictive part on that. I had to kinda joke around with it though. I wonder if they do a study on the cities that have the most to offer singles?

  4. Robin Francisco says:

    Thank Lee, this gives me hope. I went to a service about a year ago where the pastor went on and on about how hard it is statistically to get married especially as one gets older, esp. if one is looking for a Christian… then added on don’t worry God will help you find yours. It was not very encouraging. I see there are a lot of single men in Texas, at least it ups the odds. Robin

  5. Antibush says:

    Bush and the Republicans were not protecting us on 9-11, and we aren’t a lot safer now. We may be more afraid due to george bush, but are we safer? Being fearful does not necessarily make one safer. Fear can cause people to hide and cower. What do you think? How does that work in a democracy again? How does being more threatening make us more likeable?Isn’t the country with
    the most weapons the biggest threat to the rest of the world? When one country is the biggest threat to the rest of the world, isn’t that likely to be the most hated country?
    Are we safer today than we were before?
    We have lost friends and influenced no one. No wonder most of the world thinks we suck. Thanks to what george bush has done to our country during the past three years, we do!

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