US Census Bureau Analysis: Odds of Finding a Mate Favored Men in 2019

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(WNY News Now) – In 2019, the United States saw a higher number of unmarried men than women, with 89.8 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report.

U.S. – The latest analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that in 2019, there were 89.8 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women in the United States, tilting the odds of finding a potential mate in favor of men.

However, this overall sex ratio varies significantly by age group. The 30-to-34 age group had the highest ratio, with nearly 121 men for every 100 women, mainly attributed to men marrying later on average than women.

Geographically, Washington, D.C., boasts one of the lowest ratios with 80 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women, while Alaska stands out with 117 available men for every 100 women.

The ratio of unmarried men to women plays a crucial role in the marriage market, affecting the likelihood of forging romantic partnerships or marriages.

This analysis also highlights variations in ratios by state, age, and race/Hispanic origin, providing a comprehensive view of mate availability in the United States.

Moreover, racial and ethnic intermarriage and cohabitation trends contribute to the complexity of these ratios, with variations across states and specific groups.

Age-wise, the 55-and-over age group had the lowest unmarried ratio, with approximately 57 men per 100 women, influenced by shorter male life expectancy.

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