Though our numbers are growing, Mac users are sort of the tech equivalent to The Marines. Few and proud.
Okay, I’m not exactly sure where that intro was going, but suffice it to say that it’s always a treat to see fellow diehard Mac users out and about. And now that the nerd quotient here has spiked to uncomfortable levels, maybe it’s time to just dive into the story at hand.
A recent survy from Chitika mapped the percentage of Mac users across the 50 United States. Looking at the chart above, it’s abundantly clear that Vermont loves it some Mac, with19.55% of folks there using some variant of OS X. Occupying second place is Hawaii (somewhat surprising, right?) with a 15.99% Mac share and coming in third is Maine with a 15.99% share.
Leading the charge in terms of Mac marketshare by City is, not surprisingly, tech-laden San Francisco with 24.0% penetration. Following close behind is New York City with 23.3% Mac marketshare and Los Angeles with a 20.1% share.
As you can tell, 6 of the top 10 Mac oriented cities are all in California. Overall, approximately 1 in 7 folks in California use a Mac which comes out to about 5 million people.
Now as for the states with paltry numbers when it comes to people who “think different”, it’s a tie between Wyoming and West Virginia who both have respective Mac marketshares of 4.19%. Also lagging behind is Mississippi with a 4.6% share and Arkansas with a 4.82% share.
You can check out an interactive map of the image above over at Chitka’s website here.
Note that the data used to compile these results were obtained during the June 2 – June 8 window.