Single, educated men looking for love might try getting to know Kennebec County better.
That’s because there are 5.2 single, college-educated women in their 30s there for every single, college-educated man in the same age group, according to a recent analysis of U.S. Census data by TIME. That’s one of the highest ratios of women to men in the country.
Why? It appears to come down, at least in part, to education. If you’re looking for a single man without a college degree, you’re in luck as there are 1.2 single men in their 30s without a degree in Kennebec County for every single woman in her 30s without a degree.
The ratio is even greater in Penobscot County. There, you’ll find 1.8 single, non-college-educated men for every single, non-college-educated woman in her 30s.
Why does it matter? Well, if you ever have that feeling of, “There are no people around here to date!” you might actually be right.
To go back to young, college-educated women for a moment: Bath and Brunswick are hot spots, with 4.1 single, college-educated women in their 30s for every single, college-educated man.
Androscoggin is, too, with 2.3 single, educated women per single, educated man in the same age group; in York and Cumberland counties, it’s 2.5 women; in Penobscot County, it’s 1.4 women; and in Hancock, Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties, it’s 1.6 women. In Portland, South Portland and Westbrook, it’s 1.5 women.
Oxford, Somerset, Franklin, Piscataquis, Aroostook and Washington are all evenly matched: One single, educated woman in her 30s for every single, educated man in his 30s.
As ages increase, there are way more women than men in both categories of college educated and non-college educated.
Check out the full map by clicking here. You can peruse it for age category, most counties, some cities, and education. (It’s broken down by education because people of similar educational attainment are more likely to marry.) Where do you fall in this map?