An enterprising blogger has come up with what he thinks is a better singles map than Richard Florida’s map, which I posted last week. The difference here is that this one focuses on the ratio of women-to-men in urban areas, where Florida’s focused on the gross numbers of men and women, possibly overstating the surplus of women in most metro areas.
Still, many metro areas do so a slight surplus of women. Why is that? Well, more women than men are earning college degrees these days, so it might have to do with the availability of well-paying jobs requiring college degrees in urban areas. You’re more likely (but not much more) to be able to get by in rural areas with just a high school diploma.