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You want "red and blue"?
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Well here it is with a twist:


Talk about an east/west difference. Let the migration begin.
 
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I’m wondering what metro area is represented by the blue dot near the northwestern corner of Nevada. That particular area is pretty much abandoned wasteland. Reno/Sparks is a lot farther south.

Looks like it should be changed to "Go west, young woman."
 
Written By: Steverino
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Looks like it should be changed to "Go west, young woman."
Oh, yeah, sure, it’s the women who need to go looking, isn’t it? ;)
 
Written By: McQ
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I’m lazy, McQ: I want them to come to me. Besides, I can’t take the humidity in the east.

 
Written By: Steverino
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I published this on my blog a while back. A reader said (I can’t confirm) that this was a result of widowed women being listed as single. So, in populations with a lot of older people (eg east coast, rust belt, miami) and given women’s longer life spans, you get this effect. Conversely, young male immigration in the west drives numbers the other way.

I am told, but again cannot confirm, that this map evens itself out a lot (but not completely) if one looks only at ages 20-35.
 
Written By: coyote
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Except in Miami we really don’t have such an old population as people seem to think. The retirees are in Limbaugh’s back yard of West Palm. Miami and Ft. Lauderdale has become younger in the past decade and a half.
 
Written By: Joel C.
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Does this reflect a birth-rate issue or a migration issue ?
 
Written By: Neo
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The medium blue dot over Allentown certainly gibes with my recent experience, sadly. If only I liked warm weather, the South might not be such a bad place...
 
Written By: InebriatedArsonist
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coyote, I understand the point you’re making, but the large areas of surplus single men seems odd. At almost every age, there are more women than men. So if women aren’t single, then there must be a like number of men who aren’t single, which means there should be more single women than single men of any age at any time. So why are there so many more single men out west than single women?
 
Written By: Steverino
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More "immigrant" males without their females in these ares?

And I’m not counting illegals here only, I work with at least 3 guys from India who are married but who are here alone with wife living back home.

Seriously I don’t think that can be a huge chunk, but you know, the camel’s back was broken by many straws, not just that one.
 
Written By: looker
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McQ,

While the chart is interesting, it’s also misleading. Using QuickFacts.Census.Gov’s statistics, there were approximately 3.9 million people in LA, 340,000 in Santa Ana, and 475,000 people in Long Beach.

Out of 4,700,000 million people, there are only 90,000 more single men than women. I know that the sample size for singles is smaller than 4.7 million, but what about the percentage of population that is homosexual? What about the elderly who might not want to be married again (for whatever reason)?

While I think raw numbers can be staggering, I think context is important.
 
Written By: A fine scotch
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So why are there so many more single men out west than single women?
Are they counting transgender as men or women?

 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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While I think raw numbers can be staggering, I think context is important.
I appreciate your point and all the points here, but all the chart shows is which areas have more single women than men and those which have more single men than women - most likely in the broadest sense of "single". It’s interesting, and a conversation starter, but really isn’t much more significant than that.

I’m just fascinated by how it broke down is all. The west, other than a very few spots, is blue while the east, for the most part, is red.
 
Written By: McQ
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Could it be that when single people emigrate, they are more likely to be men, and since there has been a migration out of the East and towards the West, it is skewing the numbers for both coasts?

 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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Could it be that when single people emigrate, they are more likely to be men, and since there has been a migration out of the East and towards the West, it is skewing the numbers for both coasts?
I think that may have been more of an explanation in the past than it probably is now. I think coyote is onto something as well.

One observation - we all think of FL as "retirement nirvana" and we all accept that women usually out live their men - so who are all the males outnumbering the females in every place but Miami and Jacksonville?
 
Written By: McQ
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*packs and moves to Memphis*
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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I’m thinking that maybe there’s a reason all those women in the east are single and all the women in the west aren’t. I wonder if it doesn’t have as much to do with absolute quantity of women at either place, but rather the quality.
 
Written By: ChrisB
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I’ve lived on both coasts. This chart is complete nonsense. I found the total opposite to be true.
 
Written By: Come on, Please
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I’m wondering what metro area is represented by the blue dot near the northwestern corner of Nevada. That particular area is pretty much abandoned wasteland. Reno/Sparks is a lot farther south.
If the was survey conducted in mid-September there might be an explanation.
 
Written By: unaha-closp
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I would really want to see a map that controlled for race, Bruce. Washington DC, for instance, and Atlanta, GA are majority black cities - so unless your average white guy gets a *lot* more open-minded in his dating preferences, I’m not sure just having more women per se means more of a selection.

In the black community, for instance, the biggest problem for women looking to find a mate is that so many of the young men are in jail. And it’s a self-perpetuating problem, because when too few males compete for too many females there is no real reinforcement for females to be selective. With such a poor bargaining position, women are incented to give the few guys who *are* around what they want if they want to have a man in their lives at all, and men have no incentive to treat them well because they are essentially disposable and replaceable commodities.

 
Written By: Cassandra
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