LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – When Beyonce comes to the Verizon Center in July and sings her hit “Single Ladies,” the lyrics might resonate especially well with women here in the D.C. area.
That’s because, according to the real estate company Trulia, the I-270 corridor between Bethesda and Frederick tops the list of U.S. metropolitan areas where women outnumber men. The District itself is a close second.
To get accurate data, Trulia researched the ratio of men living alone to women living alone, subtracting estimates of the gay and lesbian populations and excluding people older than 65 since differences in life expectancy can skew the gender ratio in the later years.
North of D.C., in Bethesda, Rockville and Frederick, there are about five men living alone for every six women doing the same. In the District, that ratio is closer to five men for every 5.6 women.
A few local spots where the trend is flipped, meaning there are more men than women, are Rosslyn and Alexandria.
WNEW’s Kris Ankarlo contributed to this report. Follow him on Twitter.
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