Redfin Maps International World Cup Fandom across the U.S

Today Redfin (, the customer-first real estate brokerage, released an infographic that connects each of the 31 non-U.S. countries participating in the 2014 World Cup with a U.S. city that has many residents who were born there. The graphic illustrates where there are likely to be pockets of people from other countries rooting for their home team.

world cup fan map

world cup fan map

For example, there are a number of people who were born in Belgium but currently live in Santa Barbara, so it’s likely there will be some lively banter going on there during today’s match between the U.S. and Belgium.

To generate the graphic, Redfin started with U.S. Census data for foreign-born residents across all metro areas in 2012, then narrowed it down to metro areas with at least 200,000 total residents and at least 100 residents born in the World Cup country. For the illustration, each city could only rank for one country. Otherwise, cities such as New York, Washington D.C. and Miami, which have large populations of foreign-born citizens, would dominate the map. For example, once Miami ranked for Colombia, it was not able to rank for any other countries, even though the city also has a lot of residents who were born in Argentina and Uruguay.

With 13 percent of the U.S. population born in another country, it’s easy to find excited fans cheering on almost every team participating in this global competition that happens only once every four years.

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