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San Francisco and Palo Alto may be major tech hubs, but they’re not the only places big-name tech companies call home.

Some tech companies, in fact, are located a bit off the beaten path in areas with relatively small populations.

Business Insider recently scoured the Fortune 500 list to find such companies.

To compile our list, we skipped right over any tech companies headquartered in the biggest US cities. From there, we ordered each company’s location based on population size, using information from City Data.

As it turns out, there are a solid number of tech companies that aren’t based in the biggest US cities. The companies on this list are all based in locations with populations under 50,000, as of 2014.

Here are seven tech companies that are based in small-town America:


Amphenol is a electronic and fiber optic company that was founded in 1932. It has 62,000 workers and ranks 424 on the Fortune 500 list.

Location: Wallingford, Connecticut

Population of Wallingford, Connecticut: 45,135

Computer Sciences Corporation

Formed in 1959, Computer Sciences Corporation is an IT company. With 59,000 total employees, the company comes in at 379 in the Fortune 500 rankings.

Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia

Population of Tysons Corner, Virginia: 19,627


Netflix is an entertainment company that was founded in 1997. Netflix ranks 314 on the Fortune 500 list and employs 3,850 workers.

Location: Los Gatos, California

Population of Los Gatos, California: 30,735

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Source: http://www.thisisinsider.com/big-tech-companies-headquartered-small-us-towns