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The makeup of American cities is constantly changing. From divorce rates to population changes, MooseRoots has investigated various historical population trends and transformations. Now, we wanted to examine changes in gender ratios across the nation to find out which cities experienced the largest changes in gender demographics.

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the NHGIS, MooseRoots looked at cities with more than 50,000 residents to find the ratio of men to women in 1970 and 2010, and calculated how much the ratio changed between those years. They then compiled a list of the top 25 cities ranked according to the largest change in gender ratios.

Cities where the tech industry has surged, like Charleston, N.C., (also known as Silicon Harbor), have experienced large increases in their male populations. Although women are making strides in the tech community, it is well-known that there is a serious gender gap favoring males when it comes to technology-related jobs. Other cities, like Delano, Calif., and Columbia, S.C., are in close proximity to male prisons or army bases.

On the other hand, many college towns saw a rise in female population. This is likely due in part to Title IX, an act passed in 1972, which stated that federally funded universities could not discriminate based on gender. Women finally had equal access to higher education and thousands took (and are still taking) advantage of the opportunity. According to Pew Research, there are now more women enrolled in college than men in the U.S., and cities have transformed to reflect this change.

#25. Hanford, CA

Change in Ratio: .158

3.90 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 1970: 0.923

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 2010: 1.081

#24. Waldorf, MD

Change in Ratio: .164

3.94 percent more females in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 0.958

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 1.122

#23. Frederick, MD

Change in Ratio: -.167

3.8 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 1.194

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 1.027

#22. Alameda, CA

Change in Ratio: .174

4.3 percent more females in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 0.923

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 1.097

#21. Lawton, OK

Change in Ratio: .175

4.3 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 1970: 0.929

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 2010: 1.104

#20. Pompano Beach, FL

Change in Ratio: -.180

4.4 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 1.116

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 0.936

#19. Southfield, MI

Change in Ratio: -.181

4.0 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 1.042

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 1.223

#18. Santa Barbara, CA

Change in Ratio: -.181

4.1 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 1.173

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 0.992

#17. Minneapolis, MN

Change in Ratio: -.182

4.2 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 1.18

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 0.999

#16. Rock Hill, SC

Change in Ratio: -.185

3.8 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 1.299

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 1.114

#15. Yucaipa, CA

Change in Ratio: -.185

4.3 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 1.157

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 0.972

#14. Santa Cruz, CA

Change in Ratio: -.198

4.6 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 1.171

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 0.973

#13. Terre Haute, IN

Change in Ratio: -.204

4.9 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 1.14

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 0.936

#12. Fort Lauderdale, FL

Change in Ratio: -.225

5.5 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 1.125

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 0.900

#11. Chino, CA

Change in Ratio: -.226

4.6 percent more females in 2010.

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 1970: 1.322

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 2010: 1.095

#10. Columbia, SC

Change in Ratio: -.251

5.5 percent more females in 2010.

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 1970: 1.273

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 2010: 1.022

#9. Folsom, CA

Change in Ratio: .272

6.2 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 1970: 0.960

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 2010: 1.232

#8. Daytona Beach, FL

Change in Ratio: -.281

6.8 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 1.182

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 0.901

#7. Chapel Hill, NC

Change in Ratio: .327

8.1 percent more females in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 0.855

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 1.182

#6. National City, CA

Change in Ratio: -.411

8.4 percent more females in 2010.

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 1970: 1.422

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 2010: 1.011

#5. Delano, CA

Change in Ratio: .438

8.9 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 1970: 1.011

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 2010: 1.449

#4. Miami Beach, FL

Change in Ratio: -.449

10.4 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 1970: 1.301

Ratio of Women per 1 Man in 2010: 0.852

#3. North Charleston, SC

Change in Ratio: -.457

9.2 percent more females in 2010.

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 1970: 1.469

Ratio of Men Per 1 Woman in 2010: 1.012

#2. Jacksonville, NC

Change in Ratio: .486

10.4 percent more males in 2010.

Ratio of Men per 1 Woman in 1970: 0.936

Ratio of Men per 1 Woman in 2010: 1.421

#1. College Station, TX

Change in Ratio: -.927

15.1 percent more females in 2010.

Ratio of Men per 1 Woman in 1970: 1.983

Ratio of Men per 1 Woman in 2010: 1.057

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