This map looks at normalized Google Search volumes by State for ‘hipster.’ Contrary to popular perception, Minnesota comes out as the hippest, New York only at #2. Although Minnesota has less than 1/3rd the population of New York state, it leads the nation in searches for the term ‘hipster.’ Map source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrismenning/the-most-hipster-state-in-the-us
The Fake MTA has released what they are calling a “Hipster-friendly subway map.” Do hipsters really talk about going to Brighton Beach that much? From: The Gothamist at http://gothamist.com/2010/05/21/map_hipster_friendly_mta.php
There has been lots of push-back on this map, what with the real estate industry’s unofficial re-naming of neighborhoods in SF, extension of neighborhood boundaries to augment gentrification efforts and increase asking prices, virtual red-lining of black communities (by segregating them outside the boundaries of the hipster neighborhoods and calling them by their original names, while the white people’s (hipsters') areas have been re-named something else), and in general escalating the already crazy housing prices in the city.
As an end note to all of this, it should be mentioned that no self-respecting hipster would want to be called a hipster. Of course not! That wouldn’t be ironic enough! Anyway, in many circles they are also known by the term “douchebag-slackers,” which they don’t like, either, for some odd reason. Oh, well! What do I know! I am probably an aging hipster, myself, and have been called far worse in my day!