Researchers map out a surprising demographic pattern
Thanks to the Martin Prosperity Institute, there are maps available of where most single people live in the United States. According to the data, more single men live on the west coast, while more single females live in the east. This has been the demographic pattern since westward expansion in the mid 19th century. Men moved west seeking their fortunes (gold, land) leaving a surplus of single women behind in the east.
Today, single men still outnumber women in places like Silicon Valley, where the tech industry dominates. In cities like New York on the east coast, there are 1,072 single women for every 1,000 single men.
Interestingly, marriage rates are higher in areas where single men outnumber single women.
Another fact to note: across the board, these numbers shift depending on age. Among those 45-65 years old, single women outnumber single men in every city across the country. Among ages 18-24, single men tend to outnumber single women, regardless of location.
For more information, and more maps on this topic, check out: https://www.citylab.com/equity/2015/02/where-in-the-us-are-there-more-single-men-than-women/385369/