Feb. 13, 2013 Staff Report
Long Island City is the place to be a single woman.
In LIC, there are 1.42 men for every single woman, according to census data crunched by real estate website trulia.com.
Meanwhile, on the Upper East Side, there are nearly two single women for every one man, according to trulia.com data.
Generally, “women tend to live in more upscale, residential neighborhoods,” Jed Kolko, the author of the study called “Finding Love In All the Right Places” told. “Men flock in downtown areas that are more convenient to their work places.”
Overall, there are 1.07 women living alone for every single man in the New York area, according to Trulia.
New York ranks fourth among the areas with the most single women nationwide, according to the study.
Kolko researched the single men to women ratio after his consumer survey found that 62% of singles would prefer to date someone who lives alone, as opposed to those who live with a roommate or their parents.
The data only recognizes people who are living alone. Of course, this doesn’t mean they are looking to date. At the same time, the data only analyzes heterosexual relationships.
Evan McGrath, 25, of Long Island City, told AM New York he never really noticed a lack of single women in his neighborhood. But a lot of couples live in his building.
“I never commented, ‘Where are all the women?'” McGrath, a photographer, told AM New York. “But I definitely go out more in Manhattan to meet women.”