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The geeks out there can stick around for a light dose of sociology.)One of the great social narratives of the past half century is that Americans have been self-segregating into cultural and class enclaves, in part by marrying people more and more educationally similar themselves.
Whereas once the country was full of Mad Men characters happy to turn their secretary into their lawfully wedded housewife, the story goes, now people pair off with spouses they meet in college, or while collaborating on a work project, or through mutual, equally well-schooled friends. As Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld documented in a 2008 paper, contemporary women are less likely to marry a fellow bachelor's degree holder than they were in 1960, and about 11 percentage points less likely to than today's men. Decades ago, women who went to college had a noticeably smaller chance of getting married than those who didn't.
The next chart shows the percent by which college-educated women outnumber men in the 15 largest American metro areas.
Even in and around Seattle, the most balanced city, there are more than eight graduated females for every seven graduated males.
But college towns, tech-centers, the Midwest, and (for whatever reason) Utah's major metro areas seemed to offer some of the most abundant educated male populations. [Update: AM - Since there seems to be a bit of confusion, I'd just like to reiterate that this table includes all 102 U.