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The Top Ten: U.S. Male-Female Ratios

The Top Ten December 10 - 17

U.S. Male-Female Ratios


Looking for Mr./Ms. Right? Maybe you should consider moving to a city where the odds are more in your favor. Check out the ten highest and lowest male-to-female ratios in the United States, as of 1990. Numbers refer to the ratio of unmarried men per 100 unmarried women.

RankMetro Area (Ratio of unmarried men per 100 unmarried women)Ratio
1. Jacksonville, N.C. MSA 223.64
2. Killeen-Temple, Tex. MSA 122.75
3. Fayetteville, N.C. MSA 117.66
4. Brazoria, Tex. PMSA 116.71
5. Lawton, Okla. MSA 115.63
6. State College, Pa. MSA 112.98
7. Clarksville-Hopkinsville, Tenn.-Ky. MSA 112.71
8. Anchorage, Alaska MSA 112.45
9. Salinas-Seaside-Monterey, Calif. MSA 112.01
10. Bryan-College Station, Tex. MSA 111.40


RankMetro Area (Ratio of unmarried women per 100 unmarried men)Ratio
1. Sarasota, Fla. MSA 65.57
2. Bradenton, Fla. MSA 68.41
3. Altoona , Pa. MSA 69.42
4. Springfield, Ill. MSA 69.63
5. Jacksonville, Tenn. MSA 69.72
6. Gadsden, Ala. MSA 69.86
7. Wheeling, W. Va.-Ohio MSA 70.48
8. Charleston, W. Va. MSA 70.65
9. St. Joseph, Mo. MSA 70.93
10. Lynchburg, Va. MSA 71.04
Note: Unmarried includes never-married, widowed, and divorced persons, 15 years or older. Metro Areas as defined June 30, 1990. The presence of a military base, college or university, etc. in a metropolitan area may have a significant impact on the size of the ratio. MSA—Metropolitan Statistical Area. PMSA—Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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