Apr 25 AT 2:55 PM Taylor Wimberly 42 Comments

Top 20 United States cities for Android nerds

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We already know what the typical Android nerd looks like, but where do they live? To answer that question we turned to Google Analytics and tallied up the Top 20 US cities for Android devices that visited our site in 2012. Check out the full list after the break.


Any surprises?

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  • http://www.brandonvfletcher.com Brandon V. Fletcher

    im one of those frequent New Yorker :D

  • uknowme

    I figured Chicago would be in the top 5. Everywhere I go I see androids. It’s comforting.

    • ruperto17

      Agreed. Based on my non-scientific observation, the ratio of Androids to iPhones is about 10:1.

    • professandobey

      I wonder is this graph is adjusted to account for higher populations. That would let us know the amount of Android per capita.

  • miles

    I kind of wish there was some sort of scale on the chart. It’s interesting to see who tops it, but I’d also like to know by how much.

  • John

    I’ve never heard of Alanda, Georgia….

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Thanks. Fixed :)

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    They missed me here in Indy….

    • Mat Garreau

      Yep ! Me to here at Toulouse in France ;-)

  • bkDJ

    Looks like a top 20 most populous city list. Would have made more sense to divide by the city’s population so we can see which cities have relatively more android users. Because saying that more people in New York City do x than people in any other city in the US is pretty pointless.

    • aenean

      Would’ve been more effective if it was a measure of android device ownership per capita or some other metric of marketshare.

    • Vance

      Did you see how many smaller cities ranked ahead of Boston?

    • http://midweststitch.com ajonrichards

      I am surprised to see NYC and San Francisco at number 1 and 4 on that list, respectively. Whenever I’m in those cities, it just seems like I see a flood of iPhones.

  • http://www.ndroidgamers.com B2L

    Looks like I’m lonely here in Utah.

    • Vance

      I’m here with ya! I really thought Salt Lake would make this list. We love t-mo here and, thus, love Android :)

      • http://www.ndroidgamers.com B2L

        That’s true, it makes me miss being on T-Mobile. (They will always be my favorite carrier.)

        • Ian S

          You are not alone! I’m here too with lots and lots of android phones at my disposal

    • McLovin

      SLC, Utah here also. That’s why this data needs to be normalized with population to show per capita.

    • Noven

      Oh wow! Three people (now 4) for Ut! Warming to see this.

      • http://www.ndroidgamers.com B2L

        I guess I’m not as lonely as I thought.

  • rantmo

    Hell yeah, Chicago!

  • MrMrMan

    At least we’re on the map here in Miami.

  • triangle

    Time for a NYC A&M get together…

  • kwills88

    The fact that I’ve made 20 of my friends here in new York buy a Galaxy SII, makes me happy about new York having the top spot.

  • Darknight42020

    Woo-hoo Chicago in the house!

  • Ken

    Surprised that Mountain View, California (home of Google) is not on the list.

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    I guess Anthony and I are not doing our share of promoting the site withing Minneapolis/SaintPaul

  • Jesse sepeda

    ATX on the map and in the building. Lol

  • spazby

    very entertaining

  • Lekz

    Atlanta! Whoo!

  • Dave Clary

    This explains why Taylor had to leave the Sparkling City by the Sea. He’d never make the top ten here.

  • timthedon

    we got plenty of androids here in hartwell ga, alot of my friends still stuck with the ‘ol 3.5inch Idouche

  • Droidberg

    oh snap,Bay area Love right here,Rockin android all day er day! :)-

  • Dan

    Omaha? WTH! ;-)

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

    Verizon is very strong in NYC. Given how strong its Droid brand is, I am not very surprise.

  • picklesnickles

    Ummm…this is basically a list of cities by population size. Larger population in a city = larger number of active androids in a city. Not to troll but…c’mon.

  • nerdshowandtell

    Recently moved from omaha to sf bay area, so thats two androids moved up the list :-P

  • jak2rocks

    I knew Orlando would be in there. :) I see Androids everywhere! O_O

  • Thomas Taylor

    Philly’s pretty far down for how big a city we are. I know there is more iOS development here than Android, but a little surprised we dropped that far down the list.

  • Aaron Trevor

    University of Georgia student… Athens is close enough to Atlanta, right? xD

  • Chad

    I thought Seattle would be top 5 since T-Mobile HQ is located there.