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Single women move to Nevada; Cleveland = Poor

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Captain_Kirk, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    From today's WSJ; some numbers from the Census Bureau. There's ammo in here for lots of folks: Bush haters, women, anti--Clevelanders, nySportsJournalists.com. And any of you single ladies looking to trap find a man, loooks like Vegas or Reno might be prime spots, unless you're a big fan of North Dakota.

    The Census Bureau yesterday released its annual snapshot of Americans---all 299,599,204 of us. Here are some highlights from that report.

    -- The median family income of households rose 1.1% to $45,326 in 2005 after falling for five years in a row.

    -- The median earnings of men working full-time last year declined 1.8% to $41,386.

    -- The median woman's earnings declined 1.3% to $31,855.

    -- Women earned less than men in every state and region. The gender wage gap was the widest in the finance/insurance/legal industries.

    -- The gap between the richest and poorest American widened in the last year.

    -- The top fifth of American households claimed 50.4% of all income.

    -- About 37 million Americans, or 12.6% of the population, are living in poverty.

    -- The average household income for a person living in poverty was $19,971.

    -- Median income grew strongest in the Northeast (up 2.9%) but declined in the Midwest.

    -- Americans at the top of the income ladder tended to live in metropolitan areas; people at the bottom tended to live in rural areas.

    -- The three richest counties in the US were in the Washington DC area--Loudoun and Fairfax in Virginia and Howard in Maryland.

    --The two cities with the highest poverty rate (44%) were Camden, NJ and College Station, TX. Cleveland had the highest poverty rate (32.4%) among big cities.

    -- The number of uninsured Americans rose by 1.4 million to 46.6 million, or 15.9% of the population.

    --The ratio of single men to single women was highest in Nevada and North Dakota; lowest in the District of Columbia and Louisiana.

    -- New Yorkers were faced with the highest average daily commute times--31.2 minutes. North Dakotans could do it in 16.3 minutes.
  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Fran could always pull a Rose-of-Sharon and suckle the destitute with his man-teets. [/stillbitter]

    Until BYH moves and pulls down the average.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I thought the man-to-woman ratio in Alaska was so out of whack they had to put out a beefcake catalog in the Lower 48 to entice women to move north.

    Or was it so much out of whack that the Census Bureau gave Alaska a pass?

    College Station ... that can't be right. No way. Bryan / College Station consistently has Texas' lowest unemployment rate. And they ain't all digging ditches for minimum wage.
  4. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    It's nice to find out that I'm actually living in poverty -- or damn near close to it.
  5. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    The number of newspapers owned by only a few select media group grew by astronomical proportions
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