Young adults who would like to get married naturally start looking for love in the community they live in, but in some parts of the country, the odds may be against them. A new Pew Research Center analysis finds pronounced differences in the ratio between men and women living in the largest U.
Nationwide, single young men outnumber their oldeer counterparts. The overall male-to-female ratio is But when we limit the young men to those who are currently employedthe ratio falls to 84 employed single men for every single women. We count both young adults who have never been married and those who have been previously married as single or unmarried.
For women seeking a male partner with a job, our analysis found that San Jose, Calif. Among all single young adults, there were men for every women in this area. Our Mapping the Marriage Market interactive displays the results of all available U.
Also high saerching the list is the Denver area. The male-to-female ratio is But even in these top metro areas, young women may find it difficult to find a young single man with a job. The ratios are similar in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles.
A smaller pool of employed men may not be good news for young women who are looking for a man with a job, but it could be good news for young single men. At the opposite end of the demographic split, we calculated a list of the largest metro areas that have the lowest number of employed young men for every young women.
Some other metro areas in the bottom ten include Jacksonville, Fla. The metro ranking is based on 43 metro areas with more thanunmarried young adults ages 25 to You can find a more complete list of metropolitan areas on our map.
Wendy Wang is a former senior researcher focusing on social and demographic trends at Pew Research Femmale. About Pew Research Center Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research.
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