RIPR News
9:31 am
Mon September 10, 2001

Women Outnumber Men In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has more women than men than any other state in the country, according to U.S. Census data released today.

The analysis shows that in 2000, there were 92.5men for every 100 women in Rhode Island. That?s four men less than the national average. Across the country, the gap between men and women is shrinking. The census bureau says that is because men are living longer and because recent immigrants are disproportionately male. The imbalance in the number of women and men is still highest among Americans 65 and older. Rhode Island has more aging residents than most other states. Alaska is at the opposite end of the spectrum with 107 men for every 100 women.