• Fri, Feb 15 2013

Do Women Earn More Money In Cities Where There Are Fewer Men?

sex-city-style-season-6Earlier this month we wrote about the 10 cities where women earn the most. This week Huffington Post put out a list of the best places for single ladies to find the menfolk. Here is the list of dude-filled cities.

  1. Las Vegas, NV
  2. Honolulu, HI
  3. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
  4. Gary, IND
  5. San Jose, CA
  6. Salt Lake City, UT
  7. Miami, FL
  8. Worcester, MA
  9. Allentown, PA-NJ
  10. Tacoma, WA

HuffPo also provided the list of cities where there are way more women than men. The list includes:

  1. Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Boston, MA
  4. New York, NY-NJ
  5. Raleigh, NC
  6. Richmond, VA
  7. Atlanta, GA
  8. Baltimore, MD
  9. Peabody, MA
  10. Oakland, CA

Looking at this list, we couldn’t help but notice that the cities where women outnumber the men aso happen to be where women earn more money. Washington D.C. was the top earning city for womenand on this list it is number two. Boston was also a top ten salary city for women and is number three on this list.  New York also made it on to both lists (it was number 14 for salaries.)

Is there a correlation between cities with fewer men and women earning more? The ratio of women to men tends to be highest in larger metropolitan areas. But is it possible that women are getting more opportunities in these cities because there are fewer men? That’s a depressing though. Then again, these women earning more money could all be married or in serious relationships.

On the other hand, I absolutely refuse to believe that these data points have anything to do with anabsurd study that says women who aren’t surrounded by available men focus more on their careers, partly out of fear that they won’t find a husband.

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