I saw a link come through my twitter feed today that mentioned the cities with the most Twitter users and I was a little amazed that Austin Texas was even on the list let alone in the top twenty; after all Austin is only 1.7 million strong in the metro area, which is much smaller than all the cities in the top 20. I immediately got to thinking that we must have a bigger Twitter per capita than the other cities. Since its my job to have a handle on this kind of data I went to work.
I grabbed data for the top 12 cities¬† with the most Twitter users and then ran the numbers:
And the winner is, Austin Texas!
I’m not a statistician by any means. I pulled my numbers from wikipedia and grader.com.
*update // population refers to roughly the ‘metro area’ of a given city.