Even though San Francisco and Palo Alto are big tech hubs, they are not the only places where big tech companies have their headquarters.
Some tech companies, in fact, are in places that aren’t as well known and have smaller populations. Business Insider looked through the Fortune 500 list recently to find companies like this.
When making our list, we didn’t include any tech companies based in the biggest cities in the US. Using information from City Data, we then put each company’s location in order by the number of people living there.
As it turns out, there are a lot of tech companies that aren’t based in the biggest US cities. As of 2014, all of the companies on this list are based in places with less than 50,000 people.
Here are seven tech companies based in small towns in the United States:
Amphenol is a company that has been around since 1932. It makes electronics and fiber optics. It ranks 424 on the Fortune 500 list and has 62,000 employees.
Location: Wallingford, Connecticut
The population of Wallingford, Connecticut: 45,135
Computer Science Corporation
Computer Sciences Corporation is an IT company that has been in business since 1959. The company has 59,000 employees, which puts it at number 379 on the Fortune 500 list.
Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia
The population of Tysons Corner, Virginia: 19,627
Netflix is a company that started making movies and TV shows in 1997. Netflix has 3,850 employees and is number 314 on the list of the Fortune 500.
Location: Los Gatos, California
The population of Los Gatos, California: 30,735
Cognizant is a digital services company that was started in 1994. Cognizant has 260,200 employees and is number 205 on the list of the Fortune 500.
Location: Teaneck, New Jersey
The population of Teaneck, New Jersey: 39,274
An information technology services company, CDW was founded in 1984. The company has 8,516 workers and comes in at number 199 on the Fortune 500 list.
Location: Lincolnshire, Illinois
The population of Lincolnshire, Illinois: 7,292
Founded in 2004, Facebook is a social media company. Facebook has 17,048 workers and comes in at number 98 on the Fortune 500 list.
Location: Menlo Park, California
The population of Menlo Park, California: 33,309
International Business Machines Corporation, known as IBM, is a tech company that was founded in 1911. IBM ranks 31 on the Fortune 500 list and employs 411,798 workers.
Location: Armonk, New York
The population of Armonk, New York: 4,330
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