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View Poll Results: City with highest percentage of Yuppies?
Boston 12 11.65%
DC 23 22.33%
Chicago 5 4.85%
Philly 4 3.88%
NYC 15 14.56%
Toronto 0 0%
Miami 1 0.97%
San Francisco 27 26.21%
Seattle 16 15.53%
Vancouver 0 0%
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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As cities (in N.A.) seem to get more urban, which one do you feel (or have statistical fact) has the highest percentage of Yuppies? I tried to limit the list to very high population density as well as cities that have been proclaimed urban. Give reasons if wanted. Otherwise a poll will suffice.

Boston
DC
Chicago
Philly
NYC
Toronto
Miami
San Francisco
Seattle
Vancouver
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:50 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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City proper? Probably NYC.
As for the metro areas, it's a tie between NYC, San Francisco, and DC.
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City proper? Probably NYC.
As for the metro areas, it's a tie between NYC, San Francisco, and DC.
I'd guess San Francisco and DC would better for city proper than NYC as their city limits are narrower.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:21 AM
 
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Seattle, San Francisco and Vancouver.

You can argue all day which one of those should take the prize, but there is no comparison between the DINK/Yuppie demographics of those 3 and the others.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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DC, there isn't much of a reason to move there *except* for a job. NYC might have the most raw # but would be hard to believe percentage wise.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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City proper? Probably NYC.
As for the metro areas, it's a tie between NYC, San Francisco, and DC.
He's asking about percentages, not raw numbers. Yuppies make up a small percentage of the city's 8.4 million inhabitants.

San Francisco just edges out DC, imo. Then Portland or Seattle after that. Then Boston. Then Chicago, maybe, followed by LA/NYC with Philly bringing up the rear.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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DC has to be up there, as does SF. Both of those cities proper are pretty small and there are just tons of professionals. Cities like NYC, Chicago, and Philly have a much wider variety of people, IMO.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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He's asking about percentages, not raw numbers. Yuppies make up a small percentage of the city's 8.4 million inhabitants.

San Francisco just edges out DC, imo. Then Portland or Seattle after that. Then Boston. Then Chicago, maybe, followed by LA/NYC with Philly bringing up the rear.
This makes sense but I would put Chicago with LA/NYC.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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This makes sense but I would put Chicago with LA/NYC.
I considered that. I'm obviously just winging this and it's not an empirical study I conducted. But I put Chicago ahead of NYC/LA because it's much smaller (as a city and a metro).
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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I considered that. I'm obviously just winging this and it's not an empirical study I conducted. But I put Chicago ahead of NYC/LA because it's much smaller (as a city and a metro).
It's also more blue collar historically than NYC so I think the size probably evens out.
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