No, really, a good (single) guy is hard to find

a national map of the relative populations of single women and men
Where my boys at?

It's been said that a good man is hard to find. And while we're not in a position to comment on the quality of single men in the Capital Region, we can say this about the quantity: ladies, if you're looking for a single guy, the numbers are against you.

The map above, from Richard Florida's WhosYourCity.com, lists the relative counts of single men and women in cities around the nation. As you can see, there are quite a few more single women here than men. But how many exactly? We looked up the census data to find out.

county men women
Albany 58,644 73,406
Schenectady 29,540 33,805
Rensselaer 30,286 33,868
Saratoga 35,673 41,296
totals 154,143 182,375
the difference 28,232 more single women

for every 100 single women there are single 84.5 men

Every stat like this comes with caveats, so here they are: these numbers cover people age 15 and older who are currently not married -- we didn't count people who are separated. Also, the above map only counts people between the ages of 20 and 64. So there are going to be some differences with the numbers we pulled from the Census Bureau, especially since women tend to outlive men.

map: WhosYourCity.com

The Bottom Line

Ladies, if you're not liking the way the numbers stack up for you here in the Capital Region, there's always California. Single men way outnumber single women there.

Comments

I'm really intrigued by the gender-division by coast — wonder what causes that?

Thanks. Now I'm depressed. You owe me a beer.

This is why I became a lesbian.

The coastal question is a good one, but just to throw a guess out there it looks like the clusters may be based on employment. Look to places where agriculture, higher education, textiles, military, and high tech industry dominate to see where the divides are. Up until the 1960s when GE and American Locomotive were prominent in Schenectady, the male - female ratio was opposite, and thousands of men lived in small apartments in the downtown area without a date for a Saturday night.

Go west, girls.

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