Minneapolis is a world hub for hipsters, study says

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Put down your chai tea, jump in your hammock and peer above your horn-rimmed spectacles to read this: Minneapolis is a hipster haven.

That's according to MoveHub, which for the second year in a row has published the results of its "Hipster Index."

It's hardly the most scientific of studies and relies solely on stereotypes (but hey, check out the first line of this story), ranking cities based on the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studies, vintage boutiques and record stores per 100,000 residents.

How did Minneapolis rank?

Pretty highly, in fact MoveHub ranks Minnesota's biggest city as the 13th most hipster city in the world – and 10th in the U.S.

It achieves a score of 6.53 on the hipster scale, and was one of the highest scorers in the "record stores" category.

St. Paul meanwhile, which in this (aging) writer's opinion is cooler than Minneapolis, ranked 133rd.

The most hipster city in the nation is Portland, though the home of Portlandia only finished second overall, behind Brighton in the U.K.

Something seems a little amiss with the rankings though – the Mormon-dominated Salt Lake City ranked as the 2nd most hipster city in the country, and four of the cities that ranked higher than Minneapolis are from Florida, of all places.

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