Facebook Fandom Spotlight: Who are the US Comic Fans?

It’s the first of the month and that means a new Facebook Fandom Spotlight looking at the general comic book fan population on Facebook. It continues a brand new year of stats and tracking comic book fans on Facebook.

For this report, I looked at the terms we used in previous reports, 102 “likes” on Facebook, primarily focused on terms like “comics” or “graphic novels” or publishers. I stay away from specific characters, creators or series, because this does not indicate they are a comic book fan.

Facebook Population: Over 24,000,000 fans in the US

That’s an increase of 2 million people from the previous month. I compared the individual counts for the terms and the increase came from numerous different terms. Some terms lost counts, but there was massive growth for quite a few.

Spanish speakers account for 3,4000,000 fans, 14.17%. That’s an increase of just about a half percentage point.

Gender and Age

Last month men accounted for 53.64% and women for 42.73%. This month women made some gains, now accounting for 46.67% of the population and men 54.17%. That’s over 100%, so the round numbers given probably aren’t so round in reality.

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We’ll next look at how the percentage of women and men break down through age.

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Below is the above’s raw data.

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Relationship Status

Women are now the majority when it comes to comic fans that are engaged and married.

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And for those that like pie charts.

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There was a spike across the board when it comes to education.

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Gender Interest

Here’s the biggest change from the previous month. Women interested in women plummeted and I’m not quite sure why. I ran the numbers multiple times and it came up the same each time.

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And that wraps up this month’s Facebook Fandom Update of comic fans in the US. Join us this Monday for a brand new report!