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06/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Top 10 Apple Markets In The US: See The Cities That Buy Apple The Most (PICTURE)

A recent map of iPad early-adopter hotspots revealed where higher concentrations of Apple fans lie.

Now, new data from Experian Simmons offers an even more precise view of the US cities that are the biggest consumers of Apple products.

The company's survey of over 200 "designated market areas" (a.k.a "cities") shed light on Apple's top 10 markets in the US.

Here are the six largest Apple markets, with data, commentary and ranking from Experian Simmons. The full list is available here.

Check out the survey's findings, then scroll down to see a "heat map" of the top Apple markets.

1. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA: With Silicon Valley and Apple headquarters located squarely within the market's boundaries, it's no surprise that the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA ranks number one in the nation for owning or using one of the core Apple products. Residents here are 49% more likely than the average American to own or use an iPod, iPhone or Mac computer.

2. Boston, MA: Almost one-in-three adults in the Boston DMA (31.3%) own or use an iPod, iPhone or Mac computer making area residents 45% more likely than average to be Mac maniacs.

3. San Diego, CA: San Diego-area residents are 42% more likely than the average American to be toting around an iPod, chatting on an iPhone or computing on a Mac. In fact, 31.8% of the San Diego DMA's 2.2 million adults are admitted Mac users.

4. New York, NY: Anyone can tell you that iPhones are about as common in New York City as taxis, which supports the fact that there are roughly 4.9 million Mac-users in the New York DMA. Of the almost 16 million adults in the area, 30.4% use either an iPod, iPhone or Mac computer.

5. Washington, D.C.: Residents of our nation's capitol can agree on at least one thing: their love for Apple. D.C.-area residents are 39% more likely than average to be found listening to an iPod, chatting on an iPhone or tapping away on a Mac computer.

6. Chicago, IL: The Chicago-area's eight Apple stores should keep plenty busy serving the DMA's 2.1 million adults who currently use one of the three core Apple products. An estimated 29.4% of adults in the Chicago DMA use iPods, iPhones or Mac computers, making them 36% more likely than average Americans to be Apple consumers.