Nutmeg Bitches Making Bank! What! What!

Ladies of Connecticut, I have  good reason for you to celebrate…turns out, if you’re hoping to be an Independent Woman a la Beyonce, you’re in the perfect place to do it. The Bridgeport, Torrington, and Hartford metro areas are all among the top 10 cities for women looking to make some bank…but Forbes is boring so let’s talk about this JaneDough article instead:

3) Bridgeport, CT Metro Area

Women’s median salary: $54,844
Women’s income as a percentage of men’s: 73%

6) Torrington, CT Micro Area

Women’s median salary: $50,200
Women’s income as a percentage of men’s: 82%

8) Hartford, CT Metro Area

Women’s median salary: $49,891
Women’s income as a percentage of men’s: 81%

 

Now, it stands to reason that since Connecticut has such a high median income to begin with that women working here would also have high incomes. I mean…duh. But we also tend to fare pretty well in comparison to our better paid male counterparts.

If this isn’t a reason to stop complaining about being young and in Connecticut, I don’t know what is…so here’s my sales pitch to the ladies out there thinking about moving to one of these cities so she can buy more shoes, or cars, or porn, or whatever. There are a lot of cities on that list — like Washington D.C., Boston, and San Francisco — where things are surely more hip and happening. (The kids still say that, right?) But those places are also more expensive, and more competitive. In those places you’ll be living in shoebox apartments while your sisters in Hartford are buying a cozy bungalow in West Hartford.

And sure, maybe the nightlife here isn’t as interesting as it might be in those place, but the only way to change that is for more awesome people to move  here. We’re doing our best here to get out and support the cool cultural stuff that’s happening… but we need more of you. Let’s get together and make Connecticut a feminist utopia filled with highly paid broads, constant readings of the Vagina Monologues, and Ani Difranco concerts… Or at least let’s stop the hemorrhaging of young people to NY and Boston… I’d settle for that.

 

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