The Ecphorizer

Mensa Rosterology II
Ken Uhland

Issue #08 (April 1982)


[quoteright'/>It's time to see what else we can find out about the membership of San Francisco Regional Mensa, based on the information on the data tape provided by National Mensa last year. (We had 2,566 members at the time.)

DATE Of BIRTH Exact dates of birth are not given for 433 members, although 49 of these individuals admit to being "over 21." Of the remaining 2,133, 693 (27.01% of all members) share their birthdays with at least one other member, a total of 136 dates. The largest number of persons sharing a single birth date is 3 and there are 13 such dates:

February 17, 1938

April 9, 1943

July 13, 1952

July 19, 1943

January 10, 1946

August 26, 1952

October 25, 1943

October 2, 1946

August 6, 1952

July 28, 1944

March 22, 1951

September 13, 1957

January 28, 1946

 


The year having the largest number of birth dates is 1946 (99 members - 3.86%) and November of that year has the largest number of birth dates for a single month (16 members 6.24%). The breakdown of birthdays by month is as follows:

January

178

May

155

September

180

February

176

June

179

October

180

March

182

July

191

November

194

April

172

August

180

December

166


Our youngest member was born on 3-21-75 and our eldest members were both born on 9-1999. Ages of our members then range from 7 through 83. The majority are in their midthirties:

Age

No. of Members

Percent of Total

34

98

3.82%

33

91

3.55%

35

88

3.43%

38

81

3.16%

31

77

3.00%

36

74

2.88%

37

68

2.65%


The ages which have the fewest number of members are 15 (6 members); 14, 67 and 70 (5 each); 16 and 76 (4 each); 71 and 81 (3 each); 9, 10, 13 and 83 (2 each); and 6, 7, 11, 12, 73, 75, 77 and 80 (1 each).

EDUCATION. Education levels are distributed thus:

No. of Members

Percent of Total

Educational Level

426

16.60%

M.A. or equivalent, not now attending

377

14.69%

Four-year college graduate

285

11.11%

Some college, not now attending


No. of Members

Percent of Total

Educational Level (continued)

216

8.42%

Doctorate(s)

186

7.25%

Some graduate study, not now attending

164

6.39%

Graduate student (part or full time), with B.A. or equivalent

156

6.08%

Currently undergraduate in college

92

3.59%

Two-year junior college graduate

78

3.04%

4 or more years of college, but no degree

68

2.65%

Graduate student already possessing one or more graduate degrees

66

2.57%

High school graduate

44

1.71%

Currently in junior high or high school

34

1.33%

Multiple graduate degrees

7

0.27%

Currently in elementary school

6

0.23%

Some junior or high school, not now attending

3

0.12%

Elementary school graduate

3

0.12%

Some elementary school, not now attending

1

0.04%

Pre-school

18

0.70%

Other, or none of the above

336

13.09%

Educational level not stated


MARITAL STATUS The majority of SFRM's members have never been married (796 - 31.02%) and 353 people (13.76%) are not telling. The rest of you folks look like this:

Number of Members

Percent of Total

Marital Status

548

21.36%

In first marriage

387

15.08%

Presently unmarried and divorced once

194

7.56%

In second marriage after divorce

89

3.47%

Presently unmarried and divorced more than once

55

2.14%

In third or later marriage

48

1.87%

Unmarried -- widowed

42

1.64%

Presently separated in first marriage

28

1.09%

Presently separated in 2nd or later marriage

11

0.43%

In second marriage after death of spouse

15

0.58%

Other; or none of the above. 


Contributor Profile

Ken Uhland

Master Puzzler Ken Uhland graced the pages of the SFRM Intelligencer with puzzles for over two decades. Ken has worked as a taxi driver and a technical instructor. For many years he coordinated the Mensa volunteers during San Jose's KTEH-TV's PBS Pledge Weeks. Ken passed away in May, 2004, at age 58.




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