Posted by: lalunablanca | November 28, 2007

Facebook Members’ Growth by City

In looking at developing a case for social networking, I looked at the growth rate of some select cities. I was surprised to find the rate so high over an eight day period that included the Thanksgiving holiday.

For example, on 17 Nov, Memphis had 60,000 members. 8 days later on the 25th, there were 61000: a 1.67% growth. With the total population* of Memphis being 670902, that’s a 9.1 percent participation rate. No doubt plenty of error, but looking at these metros, the rates are clustered.

* Population Source:

* Revised per corrected data provided by Ruby (thank you).

(and might I include that html in Blogger is trash!)



  1. So did you get that Raleigh-Durham pop figure by adding Raleigh and Durham together? The “Raleigh-Durham” network on Facebook includes people in Orange County (Chapel Hill) as well as other towns in what we call the Triangle region.

    “The US Office of Management and Budget also defines Raleigh as a part of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of 1,565,223 as of July 1, 2006.”,_North_Carolina

  2. Thanks so much for the figure! So that figure should be 6.84% instead of the 19. I’ll have to modify that table (which is a graphic since Blogger makes trash of regular html tables).

    Much appreciated!

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