New York Trumps All as Top Facebook City

Nearly 3.5 million New Yorkers use the site

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    Internet domain names could soon be written in foreign languages.

    From your boss to your grandmother, your fifth-grade teacher to your 13-year-old niece, it seems as if everyone’s on Facebook these days.

    New York is no exception, ranking as the biggest Facebook city in the country, reports Mashable.com, a web-savvy blog devoted to social media news.

    Facebook’s official statistics report 400 million active users, with 70 percent of users outside of the United States.  

    From your boss to your grandmother, your fifth-grade teacher to your 13-year-old niece, it seems as if everyone’s on Facebook these days.

    New York is no exception, ranking as the biggest Facebook city in the country, reports Mashable.com, a web-savvy blog devoted to social media news.

    Mashable wanted to find out more about the average American Facebook user and delved further into the numbers, producing a handy Facebook vs. The United States infographic.

    The blog found that New York currently ranks as the number one Facebook city, with 3.5 million people logging on, more than any other city. Los Angeles and Chicago rank second and third.

    However, Philadelphia has reached maximum pentration: almost all of their 1.5 million residents are active users of the ubiquitous site. Dallas is a close second. Mashable also found that the District of Columbia has 125.7% of its population as users on Facebook, but notes that this number is inaccurate  because it includes people who live in the city but reside elsewhere, including those living in neighboring cities but list D.C. as their home on their profile. It's conceivable that people in the suburbs of Philadelphia and New York were also similarly fudging the statistics.

    Phoenix ranks as the city with the lowest percentage of Facebook users, according to the site.

    Mashable also found that South Dakota has the highest percentage of Facebook accounts as a state at 31.1% (not counting D.C.), while New Mexico only has 10.3% of its users online.

    Of the top 10 cities, seven of them are in the southern half of the country.

    Approximately 38% of Americans have Facebook accounts, according to Mashable's U.S. population and Facebook user estimates from 2009.

    What these users are doing online, however, remains a mystery - unless all your friends are spamming you with Farmville and Mafia Wars requests.