Demographics of HubPage Writers

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  1. American_Choices profile image79
    American_Choicesposted 12 years ago

    Is there a survey that tells us what and who we are out here on HubPages? I was curious as to who we are - retired, age, sex, educational level.

    1. melbel profile image93
      melbelposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think so. You could make a hub with a bunch of polls, though. Although your research would be skewed to the demographic most likely to subject themselves to possible market research by voting in said polls. tongue

    2. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, I'll play!

      retired: yes

      age: 53

      sex: Yes. The kinkier, the better! (no kids or animals)

      education: college degree

      socio-economic: middle class

      religion: Christian

      location: South Georgia

      political: moderate-conservative (liberal on some social issues)

      married: yes

      children: 3 grown daughters

      grandkids: 8

      dogs: 2 Great Danes

      cats: lots of feral felines

    3. Lisa HW profile image61
      Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know how accurate this is (because this kind of stuff is always all that accurate), and I don't know if "audience" is at all the same as "users"; but these people have some demographics put together (but for "audience").

      I pretty much only put enough about my personal "details" to give people "a rough idea" or "pretty good idea" of who/what I am.  I'm not comfortable putting a whole lot of personal info all in one place anywhere online (hence the partial-face that would require someone needing a photo id to have to work a little harder).  My personal info tends to scattered through my stuff online; but again, mining that would take a little more time and effort.  (So I don't always try to keep some details a secret - just not put them where anyone looking for them would find them all in one place.  smile  )

      Anyway, I'm in my fifties, obviously a woman, and am not retired by any stretch of the imagination.  Three grown kids.  .

  2. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    I dunno.  I think 15% are eagles, maybe 5% are large crosses, 10% cartoon characters, 20% well known historical people, 8% more obscure historical folk, 6% inscrutable designs..

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 12 years ago

    ...there's a whole lotta cats too!

  4. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    I just did a very quick count of the top twenty hubbers vs. a group of twenty selected from the 70's scores.

    Obvious human picture:  top 20 has 11, 70 score: 5
    Animal: top 2, 70 1
    cartoon: top 1, 70's none
    photo of some kind, not person, not animal: top 6, 70's 7
    obvious logo: top none, 70's 1
    silhouette of generic human: top none, 70's 6

    I think a deeper study might draw some interesting conclusions.

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Haha smile Everything except the human and generic human differ so that's not a big difference big_smile

      1. Pcunix profile image92
        Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I'd disagree.  I think people like recognizable photos the most.   Branding is part of it, of course, but also our brains have very deep processing for human faces.   We pay much more attention to a face and will remember it far more easily than any random picture.

        1. psycheskinner profile image84
          psycheskinnerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I think most people thing most people think the same why they do....

          Me, I prefer cats.

        2. habee profile image91
          habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          True. The human brain usually tries to form faces from many different types of patterns: clouds, the flames of a fire, etc.

        3. Pcunix profile image92
          Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Which reminds me that I need a better profile picture..  I guess I'll have to shave :-(

          1. habee profile image91
            habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            You don't look 63! My hubby is 64, and he doesn't look that old, either. In his case, it's because he has such a sweet, kind, understanding wife who never gives him any stress.

            1. Pcunix profile image92
              Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

              That certainly wouldn't explain it for me :-)

              My wife is Italian; she's got attitude soaked into every cell of her being.

              Let's go with good genes instead.

  5. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    Sure, why not:

    retired: pretty much, but will never quit entirely

    age: 63 and then some

    sex: M

    education: autodidact

    socio-economic: varies, but always have enough

    religion: never

    location: New England

    political: whacko aclu liberal

    married: yes, but only since 1967 so we'll see how it goes

    children: 2 grown daughters

    grandkids: none and not likely to ever have any

    dogs: none and not likely to ever have any

    cats: not now and not likely to ever have any

  6. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    By the way, Habee, you just happened to remind me of something that let me dash of a quick hub.  Thank you!

  7. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 12 years ago

    I got this from this one -- … pages.html -- that was published in May 2011

    "As the world of blogging continues to grow in size and demographics, the average age of a HubPages blogger hovers around 35-50 years old.

    Typical HubPages bloggers include stay-at-home mothers and near-retirees looking to create content they don’t see online and supplement their income."

    Maybe the HP can know those demographic data by posting basic demo questions in the account section, just ranges will do - age, gender, employment status - student included if that is even possible. The account owner may not be the one writing the hubs - maybe their gf or wife/husband.

    1. Lisa HW profile image61
      Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      With the exception of no making an effort to hide the fact that I'm "female" (I hate that term when it's applied to human beings), I don't give to information more than is absolutely necessary to any site, no matter what they ask.  If a site were to ask for too much unnecessary info, and if being a member depended on giving the info they wanted - I'd find another site.  (Of course, I've turned down a lot of decent opportunities because I'm not willing to post a professional head shot on the Internet.  hmm)

      In a forum thread about how old Hubbers are (from ages ago), I got the impression that there are a lot of people in the 18-35 range (with lots in the college-age range).  A  REAL lot in that 35-50 range mentioned previously, and "quite a few" in their 60's.   I know there are people in their 70's and 80's, but we don't see them showing up nearly as often as the 60's people do. 

      In any event, I can certainly believe that the average age "hovers around 35-50", because it's the impression I've had for quite awhile, even without any formal statistics.  Not sure my own impression goes along with the thing about "typical" HP people being stay-at-home mothers and "near-retirees" - but what do I know...

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Mam, that could be optional information if you want to answer it, but I doubt if they will be interested to get those data. That is the only way we can approximate the demographics of HP writers here as per the OPs question. I think there are 200,000 plus hubbers, so getting that info might be quite difficult. I know a hubber who is 80 plus years old too but I don't see him here at the forum.


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