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I found the demographics for stack overflow on quantcast, just thought I would share them in case there is anyone else besides me interested in this kind of trivia. :)

Gender

  • 78% male
  • 22% female

Age

  • 35% 18-34
  • 30% 35-49
  • 25% 50+
  • 8% 13-17
  • 1% 3-12

Race

  • 68% Caucasian
  • 19% Asian
  • 9% African American
  • 3% Hispanic
  • 2% Other

Kids

  • 79% No Kids 0-17
  • 21% Has Kids 0-17

Income

  • 29% $100k+
  • 27% $0-30k
  • 24% $30-60k
  • 20% $60-100k

Education

  • 43% College
  • 34% No College
  • 23% Grad School

Visited from

  • 60% Home
  • 39% Work
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This is presumably to be taken with a grain of salt, as it is not based on actual data, but projections, and for the U.S. only. It also contains this gem: The typical visitor reads experts-exchange.com, buys from ibm.com, and frequents metafilter.com :) Still, very, very interesting reading! –  Pëkka Aug 18 '10 at 0:13
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How can it possibly figure out all that data? –  Michael Mrozek Aug 18 '10 at 0:19
    
See: What can StackOverflow do to persuade female programmers to participate more? for a discussion of Quantcast accuracy... –  Shog9 Aug 18 '10 at 1:03
    
can we do this for Super User? I'm a big fan! –  studiohack Aug 18 '10 at 3:21

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Favourite thing on SE sites

  • 24% Drawing freehand circles
  • 22% Unicorn avatars
  • 17% Waffles
  • 14% Jon Skeet
  • 11% Friday in Iceland
  • -6% Down voting anything that mentions down votes
  • 4% Asking questions on the wrong site
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By posting this, your second-last stat may be increasing very soon. –  Jon Seigel Aug 18 '10 at 0:39

Visited from

  • 60% Home
  • 39% Work

<*cough*> bullsh** <*cough*>

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Maybe 50% of us work from home –  xiaohouzi79 Aug 18 '10 at 1:18

The income statistic is a pretty interesting cause it seems like it is high-level professionals or students who mostly use the site

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Yeh, but the difference is so small that statistically it seems like it's pretty even. –  Lance Roberts Aug 18 '10 at 0:58
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@Lance: you have to consider that something like less than 5% of the population earns $100k+, so the "difference" is huge. –  Andreas Bonini Aug 18 '10 at 1:03
    
I agree the difference is small too. Just interesting in the disparity in income between the top two percentages –  Michael Kniskern Aug 18 '10 at 1:05

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