We live in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. We love our lives here full of family, the great outdoors, the four seasons, the great economic environment, the excellent education system…. We love it all! But what if you’re on the coast and looking for career opportunities?” Evidently they think we’re boring!! Here’s an outtake from the article on the “Ladders” website:
When it comes to understanding what’s boring, what’s better than a bunch of data nerds that geek out to the latest release of Labor Statistics data, right?
Coming in with that perspective, we basically just had to figure out what people tease us about around the office to understand what makes us boring — old married people with kids in the ‘burbs (For example, I’m an 80-year-old grandpa stuck in a 31-year-old’s body).
We then went to where else but our second favorite data set, the Census Bureau’s most recent American Community Survey data spanning from 2012-2016 to look up the following boring criteria that maps to the adjectives above:
- Percent of the population over 60 (Higher is more boring)
- Percent of the population over 15 that is married (Higher is more boring)
- Percent of households with kids (Higher is more boring)
- Population density (Lower is more boring)
All I know is I’m not 60 yet, I’m not a grandpa, I am married, I think our density of population is just fine, and I’M NOT BORED! Instead of focusing on the fluff factors of population and lack of imagination, the writers of this article should come and join us for Lakes Jam, Moondance Jam, WeFest, or any of the other festivals, then go fishing and camping or biking and breathe something besides smog!
From theLadders.com: Here are the Top 10 Most Boring State for 2018:
- South Dakota