Here’s their explanation: There’s the official census with information on same-sex couples as a percentage of the population, then there’s our accounting of the gayest places in the USA — and we know the twain shan’t meet.But do we really need another article telling us that the homos gather in West Hollywood and Hell’s Kitchen?is not actually ranking the US’s gayest cities, it’s ranking the “Per capita queerness of some less expected locales.” The results were precisely as wacky as you’d expect from such an undertaking — but more importantly, actually published the entire “Gayest Cities in America” article on one page, a bold move from a website that traditionally breaks its articles into 5-12 pages, which drives me batshit crazy.Last year’s set of strange criteria resulted in Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Pittsburgh, Orlando and Las Vegas in the top five. I’m gonna give you s list along with rankings from a list of our own — we’ve been doing a lot of our own statistics lately and one of the more interesting results is the list of US cities with the highest populations of Autostraddle Readers.You’ll have the best luck along the Eastern Seaboard metros of Washington, Atlanta, Raleigh, N. In our study, singles includes anyone who has never been married or was formerly married and age 21 or higher.A larger or smaller guy-to-gal ratio may tell you whether you’re more likely to be surrounded by men or women if you are sitting in a typical bar or restaurant.A ratio of 1 means that there is an equal number of single men to single women.
For example, if you’re looking for a marriage-material guy– a man in his 30s with at least a college degree who works the standard 40 hours a week or more and has never been married, head directly to San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle or Austin, Texas. The dating pool in the nation’s largest cities varies quite a bit. We’ve focused our efforts not only on where you can find plenty of single men and women, but where you’re more likely to find those more or less educated, divorced or not, and places where populations skew young or old..Taking a guess at what people care about most, we looked specifically at the ratio of single men to single women, the age range of these singles, how many hours they typically work each week, how much education they have and whether they were previously married or not.2014 5-year US Census American Community Survey data gathered via IPUMS-USA at the University of Minnesota were used for this study.For the quiz, we restricted the data to non-married adults with at least a high school degree and aged 21 or older, but younger than 50.