We’re not going to make you and your friend pancakes.Note: these data are based on the 2010 decennial Census.
“Neighborhoods” refer to Zip Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTA’s), an approximation of ZIP codes created by the Census.
In calculating the number of men living alone and women living alone in each metro or ZCTA, we excluded people living in “group quarters” (e.g.
Billy Joel’s New York City had an uptown girl and a downtown man; the Pet Shop Boys sang of London’s West End girls and East End boys. In every big metro, there are neighborhoods where men outnumber women and neighborhoods where women outnumber men, as these maps make clear: In New York, Lower Manhattan and parts of Queens, including Long Island City, have more men living alone than women living alone.
But the Upper East Side ZIP code of 10021 – which covers most of the East 70’s – has almost two women living alone for every man who lives alone.
All the Single Ladies Women outnumber men in the big three power centers of the Northeast: Washington, D. The ratio is highest in the Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick metro, which is just over the Maryland border from Washington, D. Nine of the 10 metros with the highest ratio of women to men are in the East: Oakland is the only exception.