These Are The 10 New York Cities With The Most Ashley Madison Accounts


We used data to analyze which cities in New York have the highest number of Ashley Madison accounts.

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Do you know a potential cheater? Odds are that if you live in one of the cities below, you do. At least, you probably know someone who created an account on Ashley Madison, or had an account set up in their name by a friend or colleague.

There were over 32 million accounts created on Ashley Madison, and the going consensus is that almost all of them were created by men. In New York state alone, there were over 837,000 accounts created, total. That’s a lot, considering that the entire population of the state is 19 million.

After analyzing 434 cities, this is the list of the cities with the highest percentage of Ashley Madison accounts in the state of New York:

  1. Locust Valley
  2. Schenectady
  3. New York City
  4. Akron
  5. Albany
  6. Holtsville
  7. Long Island City
  8. LaGrange
  9. Melville
  10. Attica

Many of these are smaller cities in New York that have a high percentage of its residents with an account on Ashley Madison. Which means, in theory, they have a high number of people looking to discreetly hook up with a woman.

Read on below to see where your town ranked.

Scroll to the bottom to see a chart of the top 190 cities.

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How We Determined The Cheaters In New York

Want to know who is attempting to cheat? Go directly to the source of people actively trying to cheat — Ashley Madison users.

We used the Ashley Madison database to count how many accounts were created in each zip code. We are saying “accounts” and not “people” because it is possible to create dummy accounts assigned to a city or to have multiple accounts. However, we believe the number of accounts to be a solid proxy for the number of people trying to cheat.

We then matched each zip code to its corresponding city. If a zip code falls into more than one city, the accounts registered in that zip code were applied to each city.

Finally, we used an estimate for the population of the zip codes to identify the number of cheaters per capita.

After identifying the number of cheaters per capita in a city, we ranked each place from highest number of cheaters per capita to lowest. The place with the most cheaters per capita “earned” the title of cheating central of New York.

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1. Locust Valley

Google Maps.

Percentage of city potentially cheating: 17%

Wow, Locust Valley men. You’ve apparently been busy. Almost 1 in 5 of the population had an address registered on Ashley Madison. When you look at the demographics of Locust Valley, you can see why.

The average income in Locust Valley is $80,000 a year, and the average home costs $531,000. So, apparently, we can assume that lots of wealthy men from Locust Valley registered an account on Ashley Madison.

Locust Valley is a CDP located on the western tip of Long Island. There were a total of 1,038 cheating accounts created here.

2. Schenectady

Google Maps.

Percentage potentially cheating: 16%

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Schenectady is an interesting situation, data wise. It’s a very blue collar place (not wealthy by any stretch), where there are a much higher percentage of women in the city than men.

Perhaps that’s one reason so many men here had registered accounts? Not enough women in town to talk to? In any event, you might be surprised to hear that there were more than 20,000 accounts created here.

3. New York City

Google Maps.

Percentage potentially cheating: 15.1%

No one is surprised that there were a high number of potential cheaters in New York City. You have a ton of rich, successful men who work and live here.

The percentage of New York City residents that’s married is 39%, which is far lower than the national average. The percent that’s divorced is 8%, which is slightly lower than the national average.

4. Akron

Google Maps.

Percentage potentially cheating: 15%

For such a tiny place, Akron had a sheer high number of accounts registered. On a per capita level, it had one of the highest in the state.

Akron is a blue collar city located in the suburbs of Buffalo. The divorce rate is really high here; more than 14% of the population is divorced. Almost half of the population is married in Akron.

5. Albany

Google Maps.

Percentage potentially cheating: 13.7%

It’s probably a good thing that only 26% of Albany residents are actually married when you look at the numbers of cheating accounts that were set up here. Almost 15,000 Albany area accounts were created on Ashley Madison.

The capital of New York is far below the state average in income levels and home prices. And there are 5% more women than men here.

6. Holtsville

Google Maps.

Percentage potentially cheating: 13.6%

Holtsville is a pretty wealthy area on Long Island where the percentage of married residents is about 55% – which is one of the highest married rates on this list.

That means there are lots of wealthy, married men in the Holtsville area who are curious about cheating on their wives.

7. Long Island City

Google Maps.

Percentage potentially cheating: 12.9%

Long Island City is the westernmost residential and commercial neighborhood of Queens, where 51% of the population is married, and 8% are divorced.

It’s fairly expensive to live here, and it has a thriving arts community.

8. LaGrange

Google Maps.

Percentage potentially cheating: 12.2%

LaGrange is a fairly wealthy community about an hour and a half north of Manhattan. Here, 64% of the population is already married, which is far higher than any other city we looked at. And, only 5% of the families here are divorced, which is also far below the other cities we looked at.

So what you have in LaGrange is a ton of married men who had registered accounts on Ashley Madison from LaGrange.

9. Melville

Google Maps.

Percentage potentially cheating: 10.2%

Melville residents are simply loaded. Located on Long Island, the families who live here bring in more than $132,000 a year, and homes cost more than $900,000.

Like LaGrange, there are a lot of married people in Melville, and hardly any of them are divorced. So what you have, basically, are lots of rich, married white men who registered accounts on Ashley Madison.

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10. Attica

Google Maps.

Percentage potentially cheating: 10.2%

Attica is a small place south of Buffalo that’s pretty average when you consider income levels. And even though the population is so small, there were 515 Ashley Madison accounts registered with an Attica home address.

That’s like 1 in 10 residents. Wow.

54% of the population in Attica is married, and 9% are divorced – both of which are about on par with state averages.

There You Have It

If you’re measuring the locations in New York where there are a high number of Ashley Madison accounts registered per capita, and we can assume that people registering on the site are exploring the idea to cheat, then this is an accurate list.

Here’s a link to the complete data chart with all 434 cities in New York and percentage of cheating accounts created in them.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least cheating cities in NY. Or the most faithful, if you will:

  1. Apalachin, NY (1.7% cheaters)
  2. Groton, NY (1.7% cheaters)
  3. Peru, NY (1.8% cheaters)
  4. Trumansburg, NY (1.9% cheaters)
  5. Marcellus, NY (1.9% cheaters)

We also wrote about the worst places in New York State if you didn’t happen to see it. Click here to read it.

City % with accounts Rank
Locust Valley, NY 17.09% 1
Schenectady, NY 16.95% 2
New York, NY 15.15% 3
Akron, NY 15.06% 4
Albany, NY 13.73% 5
Holtsville, NY 13.63% 6
Long Island City, NY 12.93% 7
Lagrangeville, NY 12.26% 8
Melville, NY 10.28% 9
Attica, NY 10.25% 10
Hauppauge, NY 9.82% 11
Watertown, NY 9.76% 12
Floral Park, NY 9.27% 13
Angola, NY 9.19% 14
Port Jefferson, NY 9.12% 15
Garden City, NY 8.73% 16
Bohemia, NY 8.53% 17
Buffalo, NY 8.48% 18
Saratoga Springs, NY 8.39% 19
Plattsburgh, NY 8.32% 20
Newburgh, NY 8.28% 21
Franklin Square, NY 8.25% 22
White Plains, NY 8.20% 23
Niagara Falls, NY 8.15% 24
Long Beach, NY 8.03% 25
Alden, NY 7.95% 26
Farmingdale, NY 7.94% 27
Springville, NY 7.86% 27
Fishkill, NY 7.85% 29
Babylon, NY 7.66% 30
Batavia, NY 7.63% 31
Woodbury, NY 7.44% 32
Tonawanda, NY 7.43% 33
Glens Falls, NY 7.40% 34
Latham, NY 7.36% 35
Olean, NY 7.28% 36
Elmsford, NY 7.25% 37
Kingston, NY 7.22% 38
Syracuse, NY 7.19% 39
Smithtown, NY 7.09% 40
Middletown, NY 7.07% 41
Ronkonkoma, NY 7.03% 42
Nyack, NY 7.02% 43
East Syracuse, NY 7.01% 44
Ithaca, NY 7.00% 45
Hicksville, NY 6.93% 46
Holbrook, NY 6.90% 47
Poughkeepsie, NY 6.87% 48
Rockville Centre, NY 6.84% 49
Baldwin, NY 6.83% 50
Mineola, NY 6.82% 51
West Harrison, NY 6.77% 52
Huntington, NY 6.73% 53
Monticello, NY 6.71% 54
Utica, NY 6.67% 55
Tuckahoe, NY 6.63% 55
Brockport, NY 6.56% 57
Montgomery, NY 6.52% 58
Lockport, NY 6.49% 59
Islip, NY 6.46% 60
Deer Park, NY 6.45% 61
Selden, NY 6.41% 62
Clifton Park, NY 6.41% 63
Cedarhurst, NY 6.38% 64
Stony Brook, NY 6.37% 64
Nanuet, NY 6.35% 66
Islip Terrace, NY 6.34% 67
Hamburg, NY 6.33% 68
Jamestown, NY 6.33% 69
Mastic, NY 6.32% 70
Southampton, NY 6.30% 71
Commack, NY 6.29% 72
Oneonta, NY 6.26% 73
Goshen, NY 6.25% 74
Fredonia, NY 6.25% 75
New Windsor, NY 6.22% 76
Cobleskill, NY 6.19% 77
Rocky Point, NY 6.18% 78
Great Neck, NY 6.15% 79
Patchogue, NY 6.12% 80
Suffern, NY 6.11% 81
Bayside, NY 6.07% 82
Depew, NY 6.06% 83
Eastchester, NY 6.05% 84
Rochester, NY 6.05% 85
Howard Beach, NY 6.04% 86
Manhattan, NY 6.04% 86
Westbury, NY 6.03% 88
North Babylon, NY 6.01% 89
Catskill, NY 6.00% 90
Medford, NY 5.97% 91
Coram, NY 5.97% 92
Victor, NY 5.97% 93
Centereach, NY 5.97% 94
Bellport, NY 5.96% 95
Pomona, NY 5.96% 96
Kew Gardens, NY 5.94% 97
Bellmore, NY 5.93% 98
Chester, NY 5.92% 99
Liverpool, NY 5.87% 100
Herkimer, NY 5.87% 101
Astoria, NY 5.87% 102
New Paltz, NY 5.85% 103
Glen Oaks, NY 5.85% 104
Mount Kisco, NY 5.84% 105
Carmel, NY 5.84% 106
East Islip, NY 5.84% 107
Valhalla, NY 5.83% 108
Riverhead, NY 5.82% 109
Pearl River, NY 5.82% 110
North Tonawanda, NY 5.79% 111
Henrietta, NY 5.79% 112
Freeport, NY 5.78% 113
Bethpage, NY 5.78% 114
Massapequa, NY 5.78% 115
Plainview, NY 5.74% 116
Lindenhurst, NY 5.74% 117
Jericho, NY 5.74% 118
Binghamton, NY 5.71% 119
Merrick, NY 5.70% 120
Levittown, NY 5.70% 121
Staten Island, NY 5.69% 122
Geneva, NY 5.69% 123
Wappingers Falls, NY 5.66% 124
West Babylon, NY 5.65% 125
Cortland, NY 5.64% 126
Hudson, NY 5.63% 127
Tarrytown, NY 5.60% 128
Shirley, NY 5.60% 129
Canandaigua, NY 5.59% 130
East Rochester, NY 5.59% 131
Dunkirk, NY 5.58% 132
Troy, NY 5.55% 133
Corning, NY 5.54% 134
Brewster, NY 5.52% 135
Geneseo, NY 5.52% 136
Oakdale, NY 5.50% 137
Highland Mills, NY 5.50% 138
Lynbrook, NY 5.46% 138
Farmingville, NY 5.46% 138
East Meadow, NY 5.45% 141
Middle Island, NY 5.45% 142
Salamanca, NY 5.44% 143
Lancaster, NY 5.43% 143
Port Jefferson Station, NY 5.43% 143
Sound Beach, NY 5.41% 146
Oyster Bay, NY 5.41% 147
Forest Hills, NY 5.38% 148
Sayville, NY 5.36% 149
Mamaroneck, NY 5.35% 150
Potsdam, NY 5.35% 151
Seaford, NY 5.34% 152
Mohegan Lake, NY 5.33% 153
Hewlett, NY 5.33% 154
West Islip, NY 5.31% 155
New City, NY 5.25% 156
Pleasantville, NY 5.24% 157
Bedford, NY 5.24% 158
Washingtonville, NY 5.22% 159
Mastic Beach, NY 5.22% 160
Syosset, NY 5.21% 161
Yonkers, NY 5.21% 162
Bay Shore, NY 5.21% 163
Peekskill, NY 5.20% 163
Orchard Park, NY 5.20% 165
Port Jervis, NY 5.20% 166
Port Washington, NY 5.19% 167
New Rochelle, NY 5.18% 168
Glen Head, NY 5.16% 168
East Amherst, NY 5.15% 170
West Nyack, NY 5.15% 171
Nesconset, NY 5.14% 172
Oceanside, NY 5.14% 173
Stony Point, NY 5.13% 174
Rye, NY 5.13% 174
Lake Grove, NY 5.13% 176
Island Park, NY 5.13% 177
Harrison, NY 5.12% 178
Clay, NY 5.12% 179
Lawrence, NY 5.12% 180
Cornwall, NY 5.10% 180
Canton, NY 5.08% 182
Derby, NY 5.07% 182
Hempstead, NY 5.07% 184
Wantagh, NY 5.07% 185
Center Moriches, NY 5.06% 186
Mahopac, NY 5.05% 187
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