Estately has compiled this map and list of what each state has more of per capita than any other. Some are good, some are bad, but all are unique to that specific state.
With over four UFO sightings for every 100,000 people Arizona had the most reported UFO sightings of any state. Maine was second.
CALIFORNIA—People who brag on social media
77% of Californians surveyed say they frequently engage in self-promotion on social media, the highest in the country.
Colorado ranks highest for children who have not been vaccinated for measles, mumps, and rubella—19.9% of kindergartners.
The Sunshine State comes in first place for highest Cesarean delivery rate, fatal boating accidents, identity theft and… “shark attacks”.
There are a few pandas at zoos in D.C, San Diego, and Memphis, but Georgia’s Zoo Atlanta has the most pandas of any American zoo (5) because Lui Lui and Yang Yang are highly successful at mating.
HAWAII—people who identify as LGBT
According to a Gallup Poll, Hawaii has the highest percentage (5.1%) of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. North Dakota had the lowest percentage—1.7%.
ILLINOIS—people who tip
According to a recent study by Square, people in Illinois tip on 61% of transactions, the most of any state, and far more than last place Delaware—38%. However, a recent Gallup poll found 50% of people in Illinois would move to a different state if they could, which was the highest in America.
In the 2014 mid-term elections a whopping 72% of registered voters in Indiana stayed away from the polls, the highest in the country.
According to Pornhub, the state of Kansas had 194 pageviews per capita, which was more than 2.5 times as much as last place Arkansas.
LOUISIANA—people in prison
The state puts more people in the NFL per capita than any other state. Unfortunately, the same goes for prison—one out of every 75 people in the state. That’s 13 times more than in China. Louisiana is also tops for murders, STIs, and electricity consumption (air conditioners?).
Maryland has the highest concentration of millionaires and Democrats.
Massachusetts is tops for Obama approval ratings, people who identify as “liberals,” energy efficiency, people with health insurance, and primary care physicians.
Michigan has the most lighthouses and the most engineers per capita.
Nearly 15% of Minnesota residents have a boating license, it has the lowest rate of heart attacks, and it’s tops for total number of turkeys produced.
Mississippi is tops for poverty, obesity, gonorrhea, high blood pressure, infant mortality, unemployment, access to high-speed internet, people who can’t afford food, residents on food stamps, and total deaths.
MISSOURI—meth lab incidents
The Show Me State is tops for meth lab incidents (1,825 in 2012), which is 16.3% of all in America.
Nevada is tops for divorce, robberies, dropping out of high school, being unemployed or underemployed… you know, all the usual stuff people share on Facebook.
NEW JERSEY—people who don’t get divorced
Sure, a higher percentage of people are moving out of New Jersey than any other state, but those that stay can enjoy long-lasting marriages because New Jersey has the lowest divorce rate in the country.
The most lawyers per capita—8.5 per 1,000.
NORTH CAROLINA—snake bites
North Carolina has the highest rate of snake bites in America.
A recent study found Ohio residents swears the most. They also commit the most metal thefts.
OREGON—selling cigarettes to children
Oregon is seeing the highest inbound migration of any state, and the highest percentage of kids who buy smokes? The state is also tops for non-medical painkiller use.
PENNSYLVANIA—listening to holiday music
According to AccuRadio, Pennsylvania streamed more hours of holiday music per capita than any other state. Meanwhile, neighboring New Jersey proved to be the most bah humbug of the bunch by streaming the least.
Tennessee has 67 megachurches, which comes out the most per capita of any state.
With an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 pet tigers in Texas the state has more per capita than any other U.S. state. Not only that, there are more tigers in Texas than exist in the wild.
In addition to the most recorded cases of whooping cough per capita (2012-2014) Wisconsin was also tops for black men incarcerated—13%, binge drinking, and leukemia (16.2 per 100,000).