# Title : "I need me a wife!" Or "I need me a husband!"307

Key words: Statistics, women, marriage

National and state standards: National #10, State 11.6.3

Teaching level: high

Objective/purpose: The student will:
Be able to analyze data from census information
Explain the geographic significance of population research

Materials: A blank U.S. map
U.S. Atlases
Procedure
:
Hand out the statistical information labeled "Ratio of unmarried men per 100 unmarried women, by Metropolitan Areas" as found in the addendum. You can either use this in its entirety or any part of it, as long as you have a representative mix from all parts of the country.
Group the students by sex. The males and females, while looking at the same material will come up with different conclusions.
Tell the students that they will be using the geographic approach to finding a mate. Ask the question "What type of town would be the type of town in which you will most likely find a mate based on the statistics that you have in front of you?". Males an females will have very different answers obviously.
Tell them that they will be constructing a date map to help all those people out there that have come to the end of their rope when it comes to finding a mate. Your map will tell these people where they might settle to have the greatest chance of finding a mate. Remind them that while geography is of course all important it may not be the only thing that will help them attract a good mate.
Give the students the rest of the period to find their cities in the atlases provided and to label these cities as to the appropriateness of finding a suitable mate.
Discuss results

Evaluation/ Assessment: As an assessment writing sample have the student write a journal entry entitled " Things I found in the statistics book that I actually may be able to use." Explain that they are not to use a book on statistics but rather to use their imagination on what things may be found of a practical nature in statistics.

Extension/enrichment: Find the actual statistics that they imagined and make new maps from that data . Interview faculty to find out where they found their spouses and then plot that on graphs or maps.

Reflection: How successful was this lesson? Did all students benefit? Were there any surprises? What might you do differently another time? Please note any changes that will make this lesson more effective and useful in the future and pass them along to the NHGA. We appreciate your comments.
Thank you.
The authors.

Notes on following data:

For more information contact Marriage and Family Statistics Branch, Population Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, O.C. 20233 (301)
763-7987.

Source: Marriage and Family Statistics Branch, Popuiation Division, Bureau of the Census, 1990 Ratio of Unmarricd Men Per 100 Unmnrried Women by MetropolitanAreas in the United States,1990 Census Population.

Note: The presence of a military base, college or university. correctional facility. nursing home. etc., in a metropolitan area may have a significant impact on the size of the ratio.

Ratio of Unmarried Men per 100 Unmarried Women;
by Metropolitan Areas: 1990

Unmarried includes never-married, widowed,and divorced persons 15 years
old and over. Metropolitan areas as defined June 30,1990
RANK ORDER METROPOLITAN AREAS RATIO

220 ABILENE, TX MSA 79.4
239 AKRON, OH PMSA 78.67
294 ALBANY, GA MSA 75.64
179 ALBANY-SCHENECTADY-TROY, NY MSA - 81.5
118 ALBUQUERPUE, NM MSA 85.4
284 ALEXANDRIA, LA MSA 76.6
223 ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM-EAS TON, PA-NJ MSA 79.2
353 ALTOONA, PA MSA 69.42
261 AMARILLO, TX MSA 77.5
27 ANAHEIM-SANTA ANA, CA PMSA 99.23
8 ANCHORAGE,: AK MSA, 112.4
142 ANDERSON; IN MSA 83.4
305 ANDERSON, SC MSA 75.0
58 ANN ARBOR, MI PMSA 92.5
244 ANNISTON, AL MSA 78.4
103 APPLETO-OSHKOSH-NEENAH , WI MSA 87.0
344 ASREVILLE, NCMSA 71.1
150 ATHENS,; GA MSA' . 82.9
140 ATLANTA, GA MSA 83.6
206 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ MSA 80.10
158 AUGUSTA; GA-SC MSA 82.47
68 AURORA-ELGIN, IL PMSA 90.71
39 AUSTIN,- TX MSA 96.02
45 BAKERSFIELD, CA MSA 95.41
170 BALTIMOREI MD MSA 81.97
144 BANGOR, ME MSA 83.22
199 BATON ROUGE, LA MSA . 80.63
221 BATTLECREEK, MI MSA 79.32
256 BEAUMONT-PORT ARTHUR, TX MSA 77.95
324 BEAVER COUNTY, PA PMSA 73.63
93 BELLINGHAM, WA MSA 88.32
279 BENTON HARBOR, MI MSA 76.79
238 BERGEN-PASSAIC, NJ PIISA 78.70
234 BILLINGS, MT MSA 78.81
50 BILOXI-GULFPORT, MS MSA 93.51
204 BINGHAMTON, NY MSA 80.24
342 BIRMINGHAM, AL MSA 71.63
187 BISMARCK, ND MSA 81.15
122 BLOOMINGTON, IN MSA 85.14
262 BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, IL MSA 77.50
RANK ORDER METROPOLITAN AREAS RATIO

169 BOSTON-LAWRENCE-SALEM , MA-NH CMSA 82.03
31 BOULDER-LONGMONT, CO PMSA 98.56
317 DES MOINES, IA MSA 74.28
201 DETROIT, MI PMSA 80.34
188 DETROIT-ANN ARBOR, MI CMSA 81.15
209 DOTHAN, AL MSA 79.86
240 DUBUQUE, IA MSA 78.64
161'DULUTH, MN-WI MSA - 82.37
190 EAU CLAIRE, WI MSA 81.13
175 EL PASO, TX MSA - 81.72
181 ELKHART-GOSHEN, IN MSA 81.54
185 ELMIRA, NY MSA: 81.27
299 ENID, OK MSA 75.35
214 ERIE,. PA MSA 79.52
127 EUGENE-SPRINGFIELD, OR MSA 84.71
325 EVANSVILLE, IN-KY MSA 73.49
328 FALL RIVER, MA-RI PMSA 73.18
3 FAYETTEVILLE, NC MSA 117.66
65 FAYETTEVILLE-SPRINGDALE , AR MSA 90.99
205 FITCHBURG-LEOMINSTER , MA MSA 80.l5
243 FLINTI MI MSA 78.45
336 FLORENCE, AL MSA 72.20
334 FLORENCE, SC MSA 72.32
66.FORT COLLINS-LOVELAM), CO MSA 90.85
257-FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD-
POMPANO BEACH, FL PMSA 77.87
270-FORT MYERS-CAPE CORAL, FL MSA 77.27
152 FORT PIERCE, FL MSA 82.85
263 FORT SMITH, AR-OK MSA 77.46
20 FORT WALTON BEACH, FL MSA 1'0 1.70
193 FORT WAYNE, IN MSA : 80.93
76 FORT WORTH-ARLINGTON, TX PMSA 89.40
78 FRESNO, CA MSA 89.21
42 GAINESVILLE, FL MSA 95.70
97 GALVESTON-TEXAS CITY, TX PMSA 87.71
225 GARY-HAMMOND, IN PMSA 79.17
82 GLENS FALLS, NY MSA 88.93
16 GRAND FORKS, ND MSA 104.19
178 GRAND RAPIDS, MI MSA 81.59
46 GREAT FALLS, MT MSA 88.02
90 GREELEY, CO MSA 88.39
RANK ORDER METROPOLITAN AREAS RATIO

141 GREEN BAY, WI MSA 83.60
297 GREENSBORO-WINSTON-SALEM-HIGH POINT, NC MSA 75.45
200 GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG , SC MSA 80.61
30 HAGERSTOWN, MD MSA 98.56
237 HAMILTON-MIDDLETOWN , OH PMSA 78.73
236 HARRISBURG-LEBANON-CARLISLE , PA MSA 78.74
159 HARTFORD, CT PMSA 82.43
147 HARTFORD-NEW BRITAIN-MIDDLETOWN, CT CMSA 83.02
139 HICKORY-MORGANTON, NC MSA 83.71
13 HONOLULU, HI MSA 105.22.
126 HOUMA-THIBODAUX, LA EISA 84.91
57 HOUSTON, TX PMSA 92.67
51 HOUSTON-GALVESTON-BRAZORIA, TX CMSA 93.31
333 HUNTINGTON-ASHLAND, WV-KY-OH MSA 72.67
94 HUNTSVILLE, AL MSA 88.30
268 INDIANAPOLIS, IN MSA 77.28
49 IOWA CITY, IA MSA 94.23
24 JACKSON, MI MSA 101.24
320 JACKSON, MS MSA 74.01
351 JACKSON, TN MSA 69.72
113 JACKSONVILLE, FLMSA 85.65
1 JACKSONVILLE, NC MSA 223.64
232 JAMESTOWN-DUNKIRK, NY MSA 78.94
163 JANESVILLE-BELOIT, WI MSA 82.30
110 JERSEY CITY, NJ PMSA 85.85
286 JOHNSON CITY-KINGSPORT-BRISTOL, TN-VA MSA 76.56
300 JOHNSTOWN, PA MSA 75.30
55 JOLIET, IL PMSA 93.07
319 JOPLINI MO MSA 74.12
198 KALAMAZOO, MI MSA 80.66
227 KANKAKEE, IL MSA 79.08
246 KANSAS CITY, MO-KS MSA 78.39
115 KENOSHA, WI PMSA 85.58
2 KILLEEN-TEMPLE, TX MSA 122.75
277 KNOXVILLE, TN MSA 76.86
323 KOROMOI IN MSA 73.72
260 LA CROSSE, WI MSA; 77.63
176 LAFAYETTE, LA MSA 81.64
19 LAFAYETTE-WEST LAFAYETTE, IN MSA 102.01
194 LAKE CHARLES,' LA MSA - 80.88
22 LAKE COUNTY, IL:PMSA 101.56
235 LAKELAND-WINTER HAVEN, FL MSA 78.85
216 LANCASTER, PA MSA 79.50
145 LANSING-EAST- LANSING, MI MSA 1 83.12
RANK ORDER METROPOLITAN AREAS RATIO

316 LAREDO,TX MSA 74.34
53: LAS CRUCES/ NM MSA 93.16
14 LAS VEGAS, NV:MSA 104.65
44 -LAWRENCE, KS MSA 95.50
174 LAWRENCE-HAVERHILL; MA-NH PMSA 81.75
5 LAWTON, OK MSA 115.63
226 LEWISTON-AUBURN,::ME MSA 79.08
251 LEXINGTON-FAYETTE,KY MSA 78.19
129 LIMA, OH MSA 84.62
108 LINCOLN.NE MSA 86.23
291 LITTLE ROCK-NORTH-LITTLE ROCK, AR MSA 75.96
304 LONGVIEW-MARSHALL TX MSA 75.14
191 LORAIN-ELYRIA~OH PMSA 81.11
137 LOS ANGELES-ANAHEIM-RIVERSIDE , CA CMSA :96.43
41LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH, CA PMSA- 95.43
61 LOWELL MA-NH PMSA 91.95
81 LUBBOCK, TX MSA 88.96
135 MANSFIELD, OH MSA 84.21
230 MCALLEN-EDINBURG-MISSION, TX MSA 78.99
137 MEDFORD, OR MSA 84.04
69 MELBOURNE-TITUSVILLE-PALM BAY, FL MSA 90.69
269 MEMPHIS, TN-AR-MS MSA 77.28
32 MERCED, CA MSA 98,56
249 MIAMI-FORT LAUDERDALE, FL CMSA 78.24
242 MIAMI-HIALEAH, FL PMSA 78.48
91 MII)DLESEX-SOMERSET-HUNTERDON , NJ PMSA 88.39
102 MIDDLETOWN, CT PMSA 87,23
254 MIDLAND TX MSA , 78,03
210.MILWAUKEE, WI PMSA 79,78
208 MILWAUKEE-RACINE, WI CMSA 79.96
120 MINLSEAPOLIS-ST PAUL, MN-WI MSA 85.42
312 MOBILE, AL MSA 34.59
111 MODESTO, CA MSA 85.83
303 MONMOUTH -OCEAN, NJ PMSA 75.24
339-MONROE LA MSA 72,06
302 MONTGOMERY, AL MSA 75.26
283 MUNCIE, IN MSA, 76.70
138 MUSKEGON, MI MSA 83,87
85 NAPLES, FL MSA . 88.74
31 NASHUA, NH PMSA- . 90.49
224 NASHVILLE, TN MSA 79.19
149 NASSAU-SUFFOLKI NY PMSA . . 82.93
308 NEW BEDFORDI MA MSA 74.82
153 NEW BRITAIN,- CT PMSA 82,77
RANK ORDER METROPOLITAN AREAS RATIO

212 NEW HAVEN-MERIDEN,. CT MSA 79.67
29 NEW LONDON-NORWICHI CT-RI MSA 98.73
281 NEW ORLEANS, LA MSA 76.32
285 NEW YORK, NY PMSA 76.62
229 NEWYORK-NORTHERN NEW JERSEY-LONG ISLAND, NY
-NJ-CT CMSA 79.05
213 NEWARK, NJ PMSA 79.54
231 NIAGARA FALLS, NY PMSA 73.24
33 NORFOLK-VIRGINIA BEACH-NEWPORT NEWS, VA MSA 98.43
207 NORWALK, CT PMSA 80.10
86 OAKLAND, CA PMSA 88.71
298 OCALA, FL MSA -35.36
160 ODESSA, TX MSA 82.42
166 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK MSA 82.17
180 OLYMPIAI WA MSA 81.58
186 OMAHA, NE-IA MSA ' 81.25
34 ORANGE COUNTY, NY PMSA 97.1
70 ORLANDO, FL MSA 90.60
338 OWENSBORO, KY MSA 72.14
26 OXNARD-VENTURA, CA PMSA 99.32
105 PANAMA CITY, FL MSA 86.54
330 PARKERSBURG-MARIETTA, WV-OH MSA 72.92
99 PASCAGOULA, MS MSA 87.43
265 PAWTUCKET-WOONSOCKET-ATTLEBORO, RI-MA PMSA 77.36
130 PENSACOLA, FL MSA 84.60
273 PEORIA, IL MSA 77.11
-NJ-DE-MD CMSA 78.
80 PHOENIX, AZ MSA 89.04
203 PINE BLUFF, AR MSA 80.30
340 PITTSBURGH, PA PMSA 72.04
337 PITTSBURGH-BEAVER VALLEY, PA CMSA 72.16
266 PITTSFIELD, MA MSA 77.31
272 PORTLAND, ME MSA 77.14
123 PORTLAND, OR PMSA 85,13
114 PORTLAND-VANCOUVER, OR-WA CMSA 85.59
136 PORTSMOUTH-DOVER-ROCHESTER, NH-ME MSA 84.13
36 POUGHKEEPSIE, NY MSA 96.59
245 PROVIDENCE RI PMSA 7842
264 PROVIDENCE-PAWTUCKET-FALL RIVER, RI-MA CMSA 77.44
107 PROVO-OREM, UT MSA 86.45
192 PUEBLO, CO MSA 81.06
177 RACINE, WI PMSA 81.59
RANK ORDER METROPOLITAN AREAS RATIO

168 RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC MSA 82.05
62 RAPID CITY, SD MSA 91.66
231 READING, PA MSA . 78.97
1S1REDDING, CA MSA 82.89
18 RENO, NV MSA 103.52
54 RICHLAND-KENNEWICK-PASCO , WA MSA 93.2
296 RICHMOND-PETERSBURG, VA MSA 75.45
43 RIVERSIDE-SAN. BERNARDINO, CA PMSA 95.60
345 ROANOKE, VA MSA 71.09
255 ROCHESTER, MN MSA 78.00
184 ROCHESTER, NY MSA 81.36
133 ROCKFORD, IL MSA 81.88
88 SACRAMENTO,. CA-MSA 88.59
247 SAGINAW-BAY -CITY-MIDLAND, MI MSA 78.32
101SALEM,OR MSA 87.35
318 SALEM-GLOUCESTERI 1 MA PMSA 74.27
9 SALINAS-SEASIDE MONTEREY , CA MSA 112.01
72-SALT LAKE CITY-OGDEN, UT MSA 90.42
215 SAN ANGELO TX MSA 79.51
167 SAN ANTONIO,TX MSA 82.13
12 SAN DIEGO CA MSA 105.33
48 SAN FRANCfSCO :CA PMSA 94.03
47 SAN FRANCISCO OAKLAND-SAN JOSE,-CA CMSA 94.34
17 SAN JOSE I CA PMSA 103.63
38 SANTA BARBARA-SANTA MARIA-LOMPOCI CA MSA 96.30
56 SANTA CRUZI CA PMSA 92.67
75 SANTA FE NM MSA 89.47
125 SANTA ROSA-PETALUMA CA PMSA 85.03
355 SARASOTA, FL MSA 65.57
248 SAVANWAH GA MSA 78.28
326 S CRANTON WILKE S BARRE PA MSA 78.43
64 SEATTLE WA 1 PMS91.53
59 SEATTLE-TACOMA WA CMSA92.40
228 SHARON PA MSA79.07
179 SHEBOYGAN, WI MSA 89.18
335 SHERMAN-DENISON TX MSA 72.27
343 SHREVEPORT LA MSA 71.54
267 SIOUX CITY, IA-NE MSA 77.29
275 SIOUX FALLS, SD MSA 76.98
218 SOUTH BEND-MISHAWAKA IN MSA 79.43
155 SPOKANE, WA MSA 82.68
352 SPRINGFIELD, IL MSA 69.63
315 SPRINGFIELD, MA MSA 74.46
288 SPRINGFIELD, MO MSA 76.47
35 ST CLOUD, MN MSA 97.00
RANK ORDER METROPOLITAN AREAS RATIO

347 ST JOSEPH, MO MSA 70.93
293 ST LOUIS,. MO-IL MSA 75.85
301 STAMFORD, CT PMSA 75.28
6 STATE COLLEGE, PA MSA 112.98
331 STEUBENVILLE-WEIRTON, OH-WV MSA 72.87
28 STOCKTON, CA MSA 72 .98.79
195 SYRACUSE, NY MSA 80.82
40 TACOMA, WA PMSA 95.76
197 TALLAHASSEE, FL MSA 80.69
311 TAMPA-ST PETERSBURG-CLEARWATER, FL MSA 74.65
157 TERRE HAUTE,IN MSA 82.54
310 TEXARKANA TX-TEXARKANA, AR MSA 74.79
258- TOLEDOI , OH MSA.--77.69
280. TOPEKA KS MSA 76.73
162-TRENTON,NJ PMSA 82.32
104.TUCSON AZ MSA86.80
222- TULSA, OK MSA 79.29
171: TUSCALOOSA, AL MSA 81.95
295 TYLER. TX MSA 75.47
109UTICA-ROME, NY MSA 85.96
21 VALLEJO-FAIRFELD-NAPA , CA PMSA 101.68
92 VANCOUVER, WA PMSA 88.38
211 VICTORIA, TX MSA 79.71
156 VINELAND-MILLVILLE-BRIDGETON, NJ PMSA 82.60
67 VI SALIA-TULILRE-PORTERVILLE , CA MSA 90.84
164 WACO TX MSA 82.22
124 WASHINGTON, DC-MD-VA MSA 85.08
253 WATERBURY, CT MSA 78.04
313 WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS,IA MSA 74.50
87 WAUSAU, WI MSA 88.65
292 WEST PALM BEACH-BOCA RATON-
DELRAY BEACH, FL MSA 75.92
349 WHEELING, WV-OH MSA 70.48
121 WICHITA FALLS, TX MSA. 85.18
132 WICHITA, KS MSA 84.52
259 WILLIAMSPORT, PA MSA 77.65
165 WILMINGTON, DE-NJ-MD PMSA 82.20
278 WILMINGTON, NC MSA 76.81
154 WORCESTER, MA MSA 82.76
73 YAKIMA, WA MSA 90.24
48 YORK, PA MSA 82.98
321 YOUNGSTOWN-WARREN, OH MSA 73.74
63 YUBA CITY, CA MSA91.53
15 YUMA, AZ MSA 104.64

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