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Single women with cats flock to Tampa Bay



Yes, believe it. Nielsen Scarborough, the market research firm, has ranked the cities with the highest percentage of single women who live alone with at least one cat.

No, really. 

And Tampa/St. Petersburg ranks ninth at 7.5 percent, just a wee bit behind Minneapolis/St. Paul and Harrisburg, PA, with 7.7 percent. No. 1 is, of course, Portland, with 9.9 percent.

Read all about it in The Seattle Times. (Seattle ranks No. 2 at 9.3 percent -- it could be all that rain.)

Here's the Top 10

1. Portland -- 9.9 percent

2. Seattle -- 9.3 percent

3. Pittsburgh -- 8.7 percent

4. Kansas City -- 8.4 percent

5. Denver -- 8.3 percent

6. Albuquerque/Santa Fe, N.M. -- 8.2 percent

7. Minneapolis/St. Paul; Harrisburg, PA -- 7.7 percent

9. Tampa/St. Petersburg; Columbus, OH -- 7.5

Nielsen Scarborough surveyed 400,696 respondents nationwide on a wide range of lifestyle and consumer behaviors. The surveys were conducted between February 2013 and March 2015. Nationally, single-person cat households are 2-1 in favor of women. 





[Last modified: Friday, November 20, 2015 6:37pm]


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