Redfin's Alanna Finn dove into 2014 Census data to determine the five U.S. cities with the highest percentage of single females earning $100K or more per year and found the number of women who do has grown between 2012 and 2014.
According to the findings, more single women are making six figures and above than single men at that pay level. The five cities with the highest percentage of females making at least $100K a year include: Washington, D.C., Boston, San Francisco, New York, and Baltimore.
“In superstar cities across the country, the number of single women making six figures outpaces the number of men,” says Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson. “That’s a great counterpoint to the disappointing reality that the U.S. is still far from having equal pay between sexes. It must be balanced by the fact that as women marry and have children their earning potential is hampered by rigid employer practices, expensive child care and lack of maternal leave. Regardless of the gender—it’s still really hard to afford a home with only one income in many cities, even if it is in the six figures.”