Analysis: Las Vegas ZIP code holds the most drone hobbyists
Nov. 21, 2017
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Researchers say the ZIP code containing the highest number of registered hobbyist drone users in the country is in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports drone researchers at Bard College in New York analyzed data from the Federal Aviation Administration, finding the 89117 ZIP code had 672 hobbyist drone registrations.
The residential area west of the Las Vegas Strip had about 200 more hobbyist users than the next highest Zip code, which was in a Houston suburb.
Researchers say there are 836,796 hobbyist drone users and 106,739 non-hobbyist users registered across the country as of last month.
Michael Sherwood, who is the city's director of information technologies, says the findings speak well for Las Vegas as a community that embraces new technology.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com