What is the average age of the typical Mac user?

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  1. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Judging by the comments here I'm guessing somewhere between 10-24 years. I don't know too many 50+year geezers (like me) that have one. There's a lot of macs for general use and education but I don't see them in the biz world (which I'm still a part of).
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Oddly enough, the average age of the Mac user is 53.7 years

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Well, they can't be 10; the sign-up age is 13, and no one would ever break the rules to sign up here. :rolleyes:

    Yes, I'm youngish, but I'm old at heart (and in mindset), believe me. Does it also count if I have a working Apple IIe?
     
  4. maestrocasa macrumors regular

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    This should be a poll. Then we'd know the average age of a MacRumors user (even if it's not necessarily the average age of a mac user)

    I'm 37, my wife is 36 and my Dad is 58 and all use Macs. That makes the average age 43.7 yrs. :)
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I think there has already been a poll done on this here a few times

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  6. lhlee96 macrumors member

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    Average Age

    Well, I'm pretty young, just barely surpassing the age limit on Macrumors. So yeah...hehe. I've been using Macs ever since I was six- first with a really old Apple II, then one of those colorful iBook laptops that look like seashells, followed by an iBook, then a PowerBook G4, followed by two more MacBooks, then present day, with a uMBP (Late 2008). =)
     
  7. keekl macrumors regular

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    44 y/o here~I expect the average age is higher than expected for mac users; the older crowd may not be as represented on a forum like this though.
     
  8. -hh macrumors 68020

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    Here's two that I've quickly found:


    the "better" iPhone users poll


    last year's "How old are you?" poll - - although do note the higher age cut-off point, and that it was in the iPhone forums. As such, I'd recommend to keep looking for actual Mac users.

    EDIT: here's an older one (2007); from the Mac Community directory.

    -hh
     
  9. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    Macs are computers, nowdays everyone uses computers. I don't think the average age of mac users is too far off from the average age of the population. Looking into a crowded Apple store you will see people of all ages. However, here on the forums you're going to find mostly the younger tech savvy crowd.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    Unlike some other mac related forums I frequent this one seems to have their fair share of young mac users.

    I'll be skewing the age upward being that I'm 44
     
  11. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    Just turned 17 a few weeks ago. :D
    I got my first mac this year.
     
  12. WalkingSnake macrumors member

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    I'm 19, almost 20. Take it for what you will..
     
  13. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

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    I think there is a stereotype of Mac users being really young, cool people. This was pointed out in that awful Microsoft Laptop Hunters advert.
    ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIS6G-HvnkU )

    In actual fact, I don't think there is a certain type of person that uses a Mac. I'm 18 and I'll be getting my first MBP this summer, but I have friends whose grandparents use them.
     
  14. juleyah macrumors newbie

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    I'm 22, got my first MBP when I was 19. Just got my second MBP.

    I did grow up playing with an old Mac (think it was a Classic - early 90's) but we had Windows after that... until I asked for a MBP when I graduated from highschool. Now my parents want Macs too :cool:

    And as we all know.... "once you go Mac, you never go back". ;)
     
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  16. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I'm 16. Though it seems not too many people my age have any interest in Macs. I'd suspect the average age is between 20 and 24. Mid-twenties, basically.
     
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  19. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Based on the MacRumors site stats:

    The winner is mid to late 20s.
    Next up, late 20s to early 30s.
    Third batch, late teens to early 20s.
     
  20. opera57 macrumors 6502

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    I would say there is quite a large range of ages that use macs. I got my first mac at 16, along with many friends! [​IMG]
     
  21. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    Your sample population is trash. The only thing those stats tell you is the average age of a MacRumors registered user. Unless you think the population of MacRumors registered users = the population of Mac owners.
     
  22. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Well, judging by comments on here will only tell you one thing, which is the impression you have of the age of people who are likely to comment on this particular forum. You could bet that the base demographics between sub-forums of MR are different as well.

    Taking a poll of ages will also only really tell you one thing, which are the ages of the type of people who will respond to a poll on this particular forum.
     
  23. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I'm 35, my mom and stepmom are in their 60s and 70s and we all use Macs and have since 1984. I have a friend whose 5 year old uses an iMac very comfortably.

    Take that as you will.
     
  24. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Really?
    Maybe that's why I started out with "Based on the MacRumors site stats"!?
    :rolleyes:

    Using the site stats is no more or less accurate than any other polling available to us.
     
  25. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    But the question was "What is the average age of the typical Mac user?" :)
     

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