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In America, only 0. In fact, San Jose is among the top ten of the cities with the most Meetup sign-ups in terms of the proportion of sign ups for "paranormal" groups.
Beyond just the paranormal, Meetup groups provide a unique glimpse into the passions and concerns of Americans. We collected data on each of theMeetup events created in the United States since and analyzed this data to understand what people care about across the country.
What we found confirmed several city stereotypes: We also looked into what Meetup data tells us about the other homes of tech, and the cities most interested in music, and finding love. Scott Heiferman and Matt Meeker were serial entrepreneurs looking for their next gig. After the attack on the World Trade Center, the two men had noticed that New Yorkers relished the opportunity to join together as a community.
They also believed there was money to be made in sparking the rise of these communities. Within two years, there were well over one thousand Meetups; within six years, there were more than 10, Today, according to the Meetup website, there are overMeetup groups in countries.
More than 24 million people have signed up for the site. We collected data from the Meetup API on American Meetups and found that, as of January 7,there weregroups in the United States with an average of members per group.
Although our data does not allow us to isolate exactly how many Americans are users, we found there were Though Meetup users are not perfect representatives of the country as a whole, this is still one of the biggest available datasets of American past times.
The following table displays the number of groups that fall under each of these categories. Many of these groups may no longer be active, as we are unable to obtain data on when they last met.
This is followed by Tech groups, which have 5. The NY Tech Meetupfounded in by Meetup co-founder Scott Heiferman, now has over 48, members and regularly holds events with over attendees. The NY Tech Meetup grew so large that it developed a life of its own. It is now a registered non-profit with full-time employees and its own website.
This next table shows the twenty largest Meetups in the United States along with their group type. California has the most groups 27, and member signups 9,and Wyoming has the least groups 48 and signups 1, The table below lists the American cities with the most member signups along with the type of group that is most popular in that city.
To see what more Meetup membership might tell us about the character of American cities, we looked at the most unusually popular group types for the 40 cities with the most Meetup signups.
We define "most unusual" as the category that has the highest proportion of signups in that city compared to the country as a whole.
Many of the results cement city stereotypes. A signup for a Brooklyn-based Meetup is almost eight times more likely to be for a fashion related group than in the rest of the country. Other results weren't as expected. It was the first of many Meetups developed to support the Libertarian ideas of former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.
The three cities in our list where Tech is the most unusually popular type are all in the Bay Area: But this list made us curious: As Handy concedes, this measure is imperfect given its reliance on city boundaries. The following table shows the number of Tech Meetup signups per member of the population for the forty cities with the most Tech signups overall.
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