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The Jersey Shore Data Hookup Part 2: The (Demographic) Situation

THURSDAY, SEP 09, 2010

Born in Staten Island, NY, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino spent his formative tanning and toning years in Manalapan, NJ.  Last summer, he joined the cast of MTV’s The Jersey Shore.

From flashing his abs to regaling housemates with dating strategies, “The Situation” likes to put it out there, but Social Explorer can teach you even more.  For this installment of The Jersey Shore Data Hookup, we’ll use reports to help you learn what’s behind the your favorite shirtless Jersey Shore cast member.

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Median household income in Manalapan, NJ, is twice the national average, but at $82,876, it would afford only a couple of appearance fees with “The Situation.”   He is reported to earn over $5 million this year for the Jersey Shore, Dancing with the Stars, product endorsements and events.

Social Explorer created one table you’d think Mike might have designed himself—“Single Males to Females Ratio By Age Group.”  And looking at the data, a young, single Manalapan man might want to move.  There are 23% more single men than single women among 20-29 year olds (7% higher than nationwide) in his old stomping ground.  Seaside Heights, NJ, has a more favorable ratio for the single guy, but Miami Beach has even more single 20-29 year old men than women (35%).  (At least he'll have more in common with fellow Miami Beach residents, where men are five times more likely to be in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media occupations than in Manalapan.)

From Manalapan to Seaside Heights to Miami Beach, “The Situation” needs a little luck and a little data to improve his game.

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