Cities with the highest rates of RealJock users!

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    Jul 29, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    So I put together some data on where the users of RealJock are from among the top 50 U.S. metro areas. No surprise, San Francisco, Austin, and San Diego are toward the top. Its a surprise to me though that Salt Lake City is in the top 10 and New York is all the way at number 31. What do you guys thing?

    Metropolitan statistical areas Rate Per 1,000,000
    1 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 656.9
    2 Austin-Round Rock, TX 647.5
    3 Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 550.0
    4 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 494.8
    5 Columbus, OH 461.9
    6 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 437.1
    7 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 419.7
    8 Denver-Aurora, CO 416.9
    9 Salt Lake City, UT 412.3
    10 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 406.6
    11 Raleigh-Cary, NC 389.4
    12 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 385.9
    13 San Antonio, TX 384.0
    14 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 377.8
    15 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 374.7
    16 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 369.5
    17 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 365.4
    18 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 364.2
    19 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 351.9
    20 Jacksonville, FL 327.4
    21 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 326.6
    22 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 326.3
    23 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 314.0
    24 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 313.9
    25 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 311.6
    26 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 304.0
    27 Richmond, VA 301.1
    28 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 300.6
    29 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 297.1
    30 Pittsburgh, PA 280.7
    31 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 278.1
    32 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 273.2
    33 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270.4
    34 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 268.8
    35 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 264.8
    36 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 259.3
    37 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 249.6
    38 Kansas City, MO-KS 233.3
    39 Oklahoma City, OK 230.5
    40 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 227.9
    41 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 224.6
    42 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 224.0
    43 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 196.5
    44 Baltimore-Towson, MD 189.7
    45 St. Louis, MO-IL 189.2
    46 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 178.1
    47 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 175.4
    48 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 134.4
    49 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 89.5
    50 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 55.6
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    Jul 29, 2009 9:30 PM GMT
    I think its awesome that san diego has such a high population of rj'ers as im moving out there! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 29, 2009 10:04 PM GMT
    Those numbers are incomplete since there are lots of guys that don't enter their location information on their profiles. icon_wink.gif
  • calibro

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    Jul 30, 2009 12:58 AM GMT
    austin representin' icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 30, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    c'mon philly, we can do better than #43!
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    Jul 30, 2009 1:13 AM GMT
    Why a rate and not the actual numbers? I would think that's more usable information.
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    Jul 30, 2009 1:17 AM GMT
    Finally, Buffalo appears on a list of cities that I am actually proud of!

    Thanks evan, this is super cool information.
  • ThinBlueFlame

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    Jul 30, 2009 1:23 AM GMT
    Hell yeah Texas! San Antonio #13, and Austin (my new home) #2!!
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    Jul 30, 2009 1:24 AM GMT
    Oh wow... I'm really shocked to see Hartford, CT on the list.
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    Jul 30, 2009 1:25 AM GMT
    i never felt that sd had that many.
  • nv7_

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    Jul 30, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
    I never thought Las Vegas had that many either....
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    Jul 30, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
    Yay -- San Francisco is # 1 - cool! home in Los Angeles/OC but somehow I feel very homey here, too. icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 30, 2009 1:37 AM GMT
    Is it only me that finds the OP's effort of meticulous data collection, and his added touch of normalizing to populations for a more informed analysis, quite... uh... hot?

    Or am I just supposed to say something like:

    "Go SF! We Rule! Yeeeaaaah! Like, Raaaawrrrr!"

    ?


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    Jul 30, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    iguanaSF saidIs it only me that finds the OP's effort of meticulous data collection, and his added touch of normalizing to populations for a more informed analysis quite... uh... hot?


    Is that polling data in your pants or are you just happy to see me?
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    Jul 30, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    Hmmm... real jock is also worldwide

    London with a population of 7.5 million and 1992 realjock members would knock Miami out of 26th place

    Sydney with 4.4 million and 1293 realjock members should knock out Pittsburgh at 30th
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    Jul 30, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
    Wow evant3e, nice list! Must've taken you awhile to create.
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    Jul 30, 2009 1:59 AM GMT
    Actually, you can lump the San Jose numbers in with SF....we are all big one metropolitan area, even if the census bureau separates us into two parts.
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    Jul 30, 2009 2:04 AM GMT
    not NY icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 30, 2009 2:10 AM GMT
    Wow! Charlotte made the top ten? Didn't expect that.icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 30, 2009 2:11 AM GMT
    Wow! Charlotte made the top ten? Didn't expect that.icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 30, 2009 2:11 AM GMT
    Toronto - 1879 members - 2.48 million people (5.5 million in the Greater Toronto Area)
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    Jul 30, 2009 3:10 AM GMT
    iguanaSF saidIs it only me that finds the OP's effort of meticulous data collection, and his added touch of normalizing to populations for a more informed analysis, quite... uh... hot?

    Or am I just supposed to say something like:

    "Go SF! We Rule! Yeeeaaaah! Like, Raaaawrrrr!"

    ?


    I found that pretty sexy too, actually. Being shirtless did help though.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jul 30, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    I'm curious as to how you got the number of RJ users in a given metropolitan statistical area. Getting the populations of these areas is straightforward enough from the census site, but how did you determine the number of RJ users in the given regions? Did you do a simple search on region, or did you guess some sort of radius, like "within 25 miles of" the major city/cities a region is centered on? It seems like the needed radius would be different in each region, as the size of the suburbs differs greatly.

    To pull an example from my hometown, I grew up in what would definitely be considered the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan statistical region; my house was about 3 miles from the city limit of Buffalo. To someone not from the area, it would be easy enough to tabulate the number of RJ members who show up when searching either "Buffalo" or "Niagara Falls"--but that would miss a lot of the suburbs of the area: Kenmore, Tonawanda, Cheektowaga, Lackawanna, Hamburg, Depew, Orchard Park, West Seneca, North Tonawanda, Lancaster, etc., all of which are available searches from the drop down menu.
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    Jul 30, 2009 3:36 AM GMT
    ....good information!!!! icon_smile.gif


    but does exist the stadistics of the cities with the lowest rates of RealJock users? icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 30, 2009 4:25 AM GMT
    MSUBioNerd saidI'm curious as to how you got the number of RJ users in a given metropolitan statistical area. Getting the populations of these areas is straightforward enough from the census site, but how did you determine the number of RJ users in the given regions? Did you do a simple search on region, or did you guess some sort of radius, like "within 25 miles of" the major city/cities a region is centered on? It seems like the needed radius would be different in each region, as the size of the suburbs differs greatly.

    To pull an example from my hometown, I grew up in what would definitely be considered the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan statistical region; my house was about 3 miles from the city limit of Buffalo. To someone not from the area, it would be easy enough to tabulate the number of RJ members who show up when searching either "Buffalo" or "Niagara Falls"--but that would miss a lot of the suburbs of the area: Kenmore, Tonawanda, Cheektowaga, Lackawanna, Hamburg, Depew, Orchard Park, West Seneca, North Tonawanda, Lancaster, etc., all of which are available searches from the drop down menu.


    That's definitely a good point. I got the population information from census.gov as of the latest date available - July 1 08 or 09 (I don't remember which).

    Calculating the number of RealJock users in a metro area is harder, but I added together all of the suburbs listed according to the census bureau. For example, I included Phoenix, Mesa, and Scottsdale numbers in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area....it definitely leaves out some other suburbs, so its not perfect, but it does give you an idea of how things break down. Perhaps doing a "within 25 miles" search would have resulted in different results.