Rachel "Silly Gilly" Gillis and her friends are twenty-something transplants who moved to Denver in pursuit of mountain views, sun-drenched skies and a lively singles' scene. But now, U. At least 19, more, in fact.
They found all three, and now have an affectionate nickname for their new home: Menver. I Support Local Community Journalism.
Michael Roberts 4. According to the United States Census the last record we downloaded before the government shutdownthe sexes are pretty evenly divided in Denver: For every females, there are I guess the 'Yeti' isn't just an imperial stout from Great Divide — it's the myth of Menver.
Locals have spent years debating whether this is myth or reality. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.
Thinkstock file photo. Note that in the American Community Survey by the U. Census Bureau, the Denver listing showsmales living in the city versusfemales — meaning women were estimated to out men by nearly What the hell? If you are a guy I feel bad, just don't leave.
Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Fortunately, the folks at 9News stumbled upon a more specific breakdown from the study, this one zeroing in on "Sex by Marital Status by Age for the Population: 15 Years and Over. Get the latest updates in news, food, music and culture, and receive special offers direct to your inbox.
But as of now, we're revising that whole idea of Menver being a myth. Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.
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The Menver moniker was growing in popularity during the last decade; it was even referenced in an issue of GQ magazine the month before our column. Do you believe? And while the gap between the of men and women in Denver between the ages of twenty and 39 was actually quite modest by then-current Census Bureau stats, the evidence at nightspots around town suggested otherwise.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since Octoberserving stints as music editor and media columnist. Denver has long had a reputation for having a surplus of single males, leading to the nickname Menver. And a female bartender at the Atomic Cowboy on East Colfax smiled when asked if she'd ever heard the Menver term.
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