Census figures explain why Apple avoids Gulf Coast states

“Is there some correlation between Apple’s retail store locations and figures released in Oct. 2005 on Internet use and computer ownership? Apparently so… The map below (see full article link) shows the just-released rankings (2003) by the Census Bureau for households with computer access, and households with a computer, as a percentage of the state’s population,” ifo Apple Store.com reports.

“As you can see, the Gulf Coast states are particularly indicative of some connection between Apple’s location decisions and computer/Internet use–four states rank at the very bottom of the 50 states and District of Columbia. New Mexico, West Virginia and South Carolina round out the bottom seven states. Oklahoma, the next lowest-ranked state, just opened an Apple store in September,” ,” ifo Apple Store.com reports.

Full article plus map here.

Apple’s retail stores list and info here.

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  1. Wow, Apple opens stores in states where lots of people use computers.

    I think this guy might be on to something–what a clever fellow.

    I hear that hair weave stores often open in areas where there are lots of black people. Imagine that.

    And farm supply stores where there are….farmers.

    We don’t have a singe John Deere dealer in Center City Philadelphia. Must be the same idea.

  2. hmmm: To my understanding Apple is currently setting up a store in Salt Lake City Utah. The word on the street it will be open for this holiday season.

    Being a Utah resident, there is a lot of mom and pop Apple shops in Utah. Maybe the reason Apple wasn’t here first was because they would call foul if Apple moved in.

    Who knows. But I am going to be at the store opening as soon as I get wind of the day!

  3. Census data is used by mostly all smart buisnesses and corporations.

    Not only does Apple have to target areas where people are more inclined to use computers, but more of them because Apple depends upon the cream of the crop of computer users.

    Those who make a bit more money and can afford a reliable, dependable long lasting computer as compared to the shieeettty, disease infected, cr@p machines and OS like Windows and PC’s which litter the landscape.


    You did hear Steve Jobs biological father was a Syrain terrorist right?

  4. Republican States, that only makes me feel pity for this country. But y’know most of those people have figured it out. What GW’s approval rating? It’s just a shame they couldn’t figure out he was a bad president before his re-election. Didn’t seem that hard to me.

    As for “Liberal Elitists”, MU 47, stop being a baby and grow up. Jealousy will get you nowhere. If someone is smart, or went to grad school, or looks at complex issues in complex ways, give ’em credit instead of calling them “smarty pants”.

  5. “Being a Utah resident, there is a lot of mom and pop Apple shops in Utah. Maybe the reason Apple wasn’t here first was because they would call foul if Apple moved in.”

    Um, seriously doubt it. There are plenty of Blockbusters, Hollywood Videos, Wal Marts, Costcos, B&Ns;, Borders, et cetera. Orem is more small town than SLC and that place is one giant strip mall. Apple could get a mini in Crossroads. But really anywhere in the valley would be better than Denver.

    So where did you get this understanding that Apple is planning a store in SLC?

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