Thursday, December 9, 2010
Fuzzy Math on Laredo's "census" figures
It's not really the US Census but it's the American Community Survey numbers that seem a bit fuzzy in regards to the status of males and females in town. According to the 2009 figures for the ACS survey:
The number of married males stood at 35, 295 : The number of married females at 34, 853. Como?
The number of divorced males stood at 4,890. : The number of divorced females at 7,343. Que??
The number of separated males stood at 1,027 : The number of separated females at 3,510. Epale!
How can it be that 3,510 females are separated (not divorced) but there are only 1,027 separated males?
What's going on here- shouldn't it be equal numbers, unless the males are leaving town. Who knows maybe they are moving to Utah and remarrying a la "Big Love".