Demographics and why I can’t get a date… (Sad but true…)


So I looked up some of the population statistics for Tacoma (at and did a little math….

So the population for Tacoma is 193,556

Given that I would Ideally like to date a local male We’ll use that demographic…. 48.78% of the population of Tacoma is male — so there are 94419 males in Tacoma.

No that’s not too bad a number really — except I am not into pedophilia and really I would like to date someone somewhat close to my age neh? so let’s do some age demographics….

7.34% of Tacoma’s full population is 20 to 24 age range… that means that 14212 of Tacoma’s population is 20 to 24 years old.

15.44%of Tacoma’s full population is 25 to 34 years old…. so that means Tacoma has 29891 people aged 25 to 34 years old.

Since I am okay with dating both these age groups let’s add up these numbers together and call it KD’s Dateable age range…. So, using the above figures, Tacoma has 44103 people in KD’s Dateable age range. That is still a healthy number but let’s start getting down to business….

But I don’t want to date anyone that is already married (go figure), or live with their parents, and I also am not too fond of the idea of dating someone who’s got kids… (although given the right guy I’ll probably make an exception) so let’s take them married and parental folks out of the equation right now… The percentage of Non-family households in Tacoma is 39.69% which would mean that 26599 people in Tacoma are members of non-family households in my dateable age range.

I’m also not to keen on the idea of hooking up with someone that is institutionalized… (i/e crazy, in long term rehab, or jail, etc.) so let’s just get rid of those people… 1.57% of Tacoma’s population is institutionalized… so subtracting that 1.57% leaves 26181 people.

Because I am seeking a heterosexual relationship at this time in this statistical effort I should probably sort out the number of homosexuals here… the percentage I am working with is from another website found at

So according to this website approximately 6.5% of Tacoma’s population is homosexual…. that leaves 24479 straight people between the ages of 20 and 34….

Now let’s find out approximately how many of those 24479 straight, unmarried, people between the ages of 20 and 34 who don’t live with their parents are actually male.

Going off the earlier male/female percentage ratios, 11941 of the above people are Male and 12538 of the above people are female.

Now that is still a decent number, however there is still an important albeit not so pretty defining factor. I’m generally only attracted to White guys yes there has been an exception here and there, but given that we are talking statistics we will just for the sake of argument say I only date white guys… The percentage of white people in Tacoma is 69.08%

69.08% of 11941 men in my dateable age range in Tacoma is approximately 8249.

so realistically there are 8249 men in Tacoma that are statistically dateable… not including people in relationships etc. and yet I still can’t get a decent date… How depressing….


About KD Williams

Kára Agnarsdóttir (aka Kirstina D. Williams) hails from Seattle, WA. She is very passionate about a number of topics including archaeology, costuming, spinning, nålbinding, knitting, crochet, travel, history, and photography. She has been a member of the Glamfolk since 2002 and is currently in school working towards bachelor's degrees in both Scandinavian Studies and Anthropology.

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