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LA Has a Lot of Young Single Dudes and Older Single Women

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There are more than 20,000 more single men than single women between the ages of 18 and 64 in Los Angeles. That's a lot of guys. The numbers and colorful charts are from the Martin Prosperity Institute, via CityLab, and use data from the US Census's American Community Survey to show where single men outnumber single women and vice versa throughout the United States. Los Angeles, like many other West Coast metros, is basically a young, single person sausage party—see the two maps that show the numbers for ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34, and you'll find big blue dots over the city—but things begin to shift as people age.

On the map showing discrepancies among the genders for 35 to 44 year olds, there's no dot at all, indicating roughly equal numbers of single men and women. The final map shows the number of single people aged 45 to 64. In that map, LA's single women suddenly take the lead, outnumbering single men by more than 140,000. This is not just an LA thing, as the map is overtaken by pink dots.

It's important to note that this data doesn't account for sexuality or for people who aren't married but are in relationships, so while it may be useful this Valentine's Day, it is not at all definitive.

· Where There Are More Single Men Than Women [CityLab]