The Skinny of the Apartment Industry

That’s not a typo in the headline since this post really is about the comparatively skinny people of the apartment industry. According to this piece at  TheAtlantic.com the “real estate, rental and leasing” industry is one the less obese in the country:

Obesity Prevalence Percentage by Industry from TheAtlantic.com

It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to conclude that if you adjusted for age then the industry might not come out looking quite as good. In other words the industry is full of very young people and that likely helps at least partially explain the low numbers. On the other hand, the study tends to show a correlation between tough work conditions and the rate of obesity so it’s also not a stretch to see this as good news for the industry. No one’s saying property management is not a stressful job, but compared to working for the government or in the health care industry it seems like a pretty good deal.