Welcome to Seattle, where 1 out 124 people own a Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire has been an absolute smashing success, and nowhere has it caught ablaze quite like Amazon.com’s hometown of Seattle. Jumptap today released a report showing the top 10 cities for Kindle Fire adoption.

And, no surprise, Seattle ranks first with one out of every 124 residents using the new $199 tablet computer. Next on the list was Apple’s hometown of San Francisco where one in 249 residents use the device.

Jumptap, a mobile advertising company, found that 20 percent of Kindle Fire traffic in Seattle came from within one mile of Amazon’s headquarters.

Hat tip to All Things D’s John Paczkowski who does some back of the envelope calculations to figure out that Amazon has sold roughly 4,543 Kindle Fires in Seattle.

That’s not a huge tally, especially if most of the traffic is coming within a mile of Amazon.com’s headquarters. Unlike Microsoft, which in the past has peppered its employees with Windows Phones and offers healthy discounts on products, we’ve heard that Amazon employees rarely get any freebies on products or services.

That means many Amazon workers likely had to buy their own Kindle Fire devices. Amazon now employs more than 50,000 people, though the exact number of workers in the Seattle area has not been disclosed.

Previously on GeekWire: Amazon Kindle line sets new mark, topping 4M in December sales

  • Guest

    Congratulations to Amazon on a fast start! It looks like this is just the November MobileSTAT report, so it doesn’t include the “well over a million” Kindle devices sold each week in December. I can’t wait for Jumptap’s follow-up! This could be huge.

    • johnhcook

      Thanks for pointing that out. Yes, this is the November report from Jumptap.

  • Guest

    1 out of 124 w/ fire’s and 1 out of 10 (I’m guessing here) with windows phone 7 phones. Not exactly a representative sample of broad consumer behavior :-)

  • http://blog.sentientmonkey.com Scott Windsor

    Doesn’t 1 in 124 work for amazon? That must skew the numbers somehow… ;)

  • Bryer9871@yahoo.com

    I’m having a hard time figuring out how to start up my kindle fire!!!!!