By Christina Cheddar Berk, News Editor NEW YORK ( CNBC) -- No wonder an iPad still remains somewhat of a status symbol. A recent study has found that most of the users of the newest version of the iPad are confined to wealthier, coastal states. Although Apple's ( AAPL) new iPad has been on the market for about a month, it already accounts for about 9% of all iPad traffic, according to Chitika Insights, the independent research arm of online ad network and data analytics firm Chitika. After seeing this rapid rate of adoption, Chitika took a closer look at the traffic coming from these devices. Using Census Bureau information as well as data pulled from the Chitika network, the firm discovered a close relationship between states with high median income and a high share of new iPad traffic. California, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, D.C., and Washington State topped the list of states with the highest share of new iPad traffic, Chitika said.
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