For the last few generations, young women have been attending college in steadily increasing numbers. In the late 80s, women surpassed men in bachelor’s degree attainment and there has been no looking back. Armed with higher levels of education, single women these days enjoy higher salaries and are waiting longer to get married. With this great opportunity, what cities are these educated, successful, and single women choosing to realize their future and grow their career?
With top jobs in government and higher education, Washington has large numbers of single, successful women. Washington is also one of the few cities which has a more single women between 25 and 39 than men.
The percentage of women 25 and over who have a 4 year bachelors degree or higher.
The percentage of working-age women (15 and over) with an annual salary greater than $65,000
Single & 25-39
The percentage of all women who are single and between 25 and 39 years old
Single men surplus
The ratio of men who are single and between 25 and 39 years old to the corresponding 25-39 year old single women
The top cities for educated, successful, single women was generated using the US Census 2007-2011 American Community Survey data. The ranking is for US cities with greater than 100,000 people. The ranking is calculated based on a combination of: percentage of women with four year college degrees, percentage of women with a salary greater than $65,000, and the percentage of women who are single and between 25 and 39 years old. The single men surplus is not used in the calculation. The top tier employer was based on women in the US Federal Election Commission donor data and the corresponding companies where they were employed.
Tommy is a Real Estate Data Analyst at Redfin in Seattle. He brings interesting information and insights to home buyers, sellers, owners, as well as industry experts. Throughout his career working in the real estate and analytics, he's never met a number or chart he didn't find interesting. Tommy grew up in Atlanta, GA and earned a degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. With his wife and two kids, you can find him on the Burke-Gilman Trail biking through Seattle, or hiking up in the Cascade Mountains.