Google recently announced that its social network, Google+, now has more than 500 million members. Google+ is rapidly becoming a solid alternative to Facebook while stripping the anonymity from sites like YouTube and putting a face to a name on services like Gmail. But who are these users, anyway?
We used our Google+ analytics tool, GPlusData, to take a look at the top demographics on Google+, such as age, relationship status, and location; in order to discover the top people in each.
GPlusData indexes more than 100 million people and 1.5 million pages on Google+, which is a larger sample set than you’ll find on Google’s own social statistics page.
Not surprisingly, the fledgling network is largely populated by early adopters: Californians, college students, designers, and Google employees. There are also a couple of celebrities who joined the network with a personal account before Google created brand pages.
But the trends also indicate a growing international audience — São Paulo, Brazil beat out San Francisco as the number one city. See the top groups in each category and the top users in each group in our infographic below.