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View Poll Results: Which cities have a lot of yuppies?
Pittsburgh 5 3.27%
Denver 40 26.14%
St. Louis 2 1.31%
Dallas 36 23.53%
Nashville 4 2.61%
Columbus 7 4.58%
Philadelphia 11 7.19%
Houston 21 13.73%
Minneapolis 29 18.95%
Cincinnati 1 0.65%
Austin 34 22.22%
Raleigh/Durham 20 13.07%
Atlanta 32 20.92%
Chicago 61 39.87%
Indianapolis 5 3.27%
Kansas City 3 1.96%
Austin 31 20.26%
Charlotte 21 13.73%
Washington DC 61 39.87%
Cleveland 2 1.31%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 153. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-04-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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No, you're not. Chicago is definitely the yuppiest off-the coast city.

Other big-time yuppietowns off-coast are (and although I don't really see Philadelphia and DC as "off the coast", they are definitely yuppie):

Pittsburgh
Charlotte
Atlanta
Nashville
Dallas
Houston
Minneapolis
Austin
Houston's suburbs are more yuppified than the city itself. *cough* The Woodlands *cough* <----I'm assuming being a yuppie is bad on here.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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DENVER!!!!

way more per population than those other cities...

Chicago might have more in terms of sheer #'s of them... but that is because it is the biggest of all of those cities... in that case it is probably #1 for everything, most restaurants, most rich people, biggest ghettos, most yuppies, most billionaires, all kinds of stats...

Denver/Boulder on the other hand is way more yuppy as a whole
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:01 PM
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DENVER!!!!

way more per population than those other cities...

Chicago might have more in terms of sheer #'s of them... but that is because it is the biggest of all of those cities... in that case it is probably #1 for everything, most restaurants, most rich people, biggest ghettos, most yuppies, most billionaires, all kinds of stats...

Denver/Boulder on the other hand is way more yuppy as a whole
In other words, Denver has a higher YPC (Yuppie-per-capita).
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Oahu
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Basically any city with a large white collar sector. Obviously, Chicago is going to top this one.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Houston's suburbs are more yuppified than the city itself. *cough* The Woodlands *cough* <----I'm assuming being a yuppie is bad on here.
I wasn't implying that it was a negative thing. I was treating the term "young upwardly mobiles" at face value with no judgment.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Indianapolis
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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I wasn't implying that it was a negative thing. I was treating the term "young upwardly mobiles" at face value with no judgment.
I know lol. It's just that I'm not sure what the word yuppie stands for......on city data.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Yeah, it's funny b/c the word "yuppie" definitely seems to be a disparaging term. Essentially, it is shorthand for smart, well-educated and financially successful 20, 30, and 40 somethings. Hard to see what is so bad about that. And many "yuppies" are not simply rich kids who inherited their wealth--many are kids from poor backgrounds who have climbed the social ladder. I would venture a guess that 95% of all parents (even those who sneer at "yuppies") would be thrilled if their young children grew up to be smart, well-educated, and financially successful.
I think "yuppie" means people who are kind of defined culturally by their new wealth, and their education/smarts is frequently more professionally oriented than intellectual--resulting (stereotypically) in vain and vapid young people who live in a cultural bubble. That's why they're treated disparagingly.
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:25 PM
 
Location: The Queen City
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I dont get it. What is a "yuppie," exactly?
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Why, on the poll, is Raleigh/Durham italicized?
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