[hackerspaces] hackerspace demographics

Katie Bechtold bokunenjin at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 04:44:03 CET 2013

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Steven Sutton <ssutton4455 at gmail.com>wrote:

> For us, there are 200,000 people in the metro Atlanta area that fit what
> MAKE found in their survey to be the typical hackerspace demographic. Our
> mission isn't to divide up the available people into competing spaces, it's
> to bring some of those 200k into this community.

>From the survey:

"Over eight in ten (81%) are male with a median age of 44. Participants
also report a high median household income of $106,000 and nearly
three-quarters (73%) own their home or apartment. Most are married or
living as married with nearly four in ten reporting children under the age
of 17 living in the household."

Wouldn't it be great to have a mission to bring some of the millions of
people *outside* that demographic into this community?

Katie      http://about.me/katiebechtold
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