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More Women Than Men in Manhattan

Where Do Women Outnumber Men in the US? Everywhere


In the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, 78 percent of 20-24 year olds are women. On the Upper East Side, 65 percent of residents 20-24 are women. In all of Manhattan, women make up 53 percent of the population. Sociologist Mark Regnerus says the enduring influence of Sex and the City could explain the ratio, as more young straight women than men head to NYC to fulfill a Carrie Bradshaw fantasy.

But it's not just New York City that has an imbalance; nationwide there are more women than men. In the Northeast, there are 94.5 men per 100 women, in the South there are 96.1 men to 100 women, in the Midwest there are 96.8 men per 100 women, and in the West 99.3 men per women. There is some hope though. America's male population grew faster than the female population over the past decade, perhaps because men are living longer than they used to.

According to the data, women on the West Coast should have an easier time finding a mate, so long as the women back on the East Coast don't catch wind of the ratio and move out here. If you live in Manhattan, have you noticed the island's filled with more women than men?

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ForeignFlowers ForeignFlowers 4 years
It definitely feels like more than 53% women here in NY! If you are just looking at straight men, the percentage goes down even more. Straight, good looking and or tall men? Wayyy down. Straight men who are actually good boyfriends/daters? Nearly extinct. Because NY is filled with beautiful, available women, the guys know they don't need to try much at all and it shows. I'm happily in a relationship (with a non-Manhattan guy) and I'd hate to be single here.
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