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The gender gap in high-rise apartments

High-rise pool

According to the US Census Bureau Chicago’s population is 51.5% female. That’s higher than the statewide average of 51% despite Chicago’s elderly population (10.3%) being markedly below Illinois’ (12.5%). When you zoom in to the Census Tract level you can find many areas where the female population tops 55%. Zoom in further to some of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 15, 2013

Factoring gender into your apartment search

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A Trulia consumer survey reveals that 62% of unmarried adults “prefer to date someone who lives alone,” according to a recent Trulia blog post. Jed Kolko, Trulia’s chief economist, set out to identify the neighborhoods in different cities with the highest female-to-male and male-to-female ratios for adults 65 and under who live alone. The study’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 13, 2013