The States That Prefer Cats To Dogs

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Do you live in the United States of America?

Are you a cat-lover? Or a dog-lover? Or both?

A recent survey looked at each individual state in the US and counted the number of cats that were owned by individuals and compared it to the number of dogs that were owned by people residing in the state.

By comparing the numbers, the survey was able to determine which states preferred cats over dogs and vice-versa.

Here are the interesting results . . .


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The Top 10 Cat-Loving States

Wondering which states preferred cats more than dogs?
All the top kitty-loving-states were in the North East.

Rank

State

Cats

Dogs

Ratio of Cats to Dogs

1

Massachusetts

1,593,000

850,000

1.87

2

Maryland

1,677,000

915,000

1.83

3

Maine

498,000

300,000

1.66

4

Vermont

234,000

142,000

1.65

5

Connecticut

796,000

507,000

1.57

6

District of Columbia

63,000

42,000

1.50

7

New Hampshire

309,000

212,000

1.46

8

Pennsylvania

3,544,000

2,485,000

1.43

9

New York

4,261,000

3,054,000

1.40

10

Ohio

3,786,000

2,730,000

1.39



The Top 10 Dog-Loving States

Compared to the cat-loving states, the US states where dogs are preferred are all in the southern half of the US.

Rank

State

Cats

Dogs

Ratio of Dogs to Cats

1

Arkansas

810,000

1,097,000

1.35

2

New Mexico

533,000

703,000

1.32

3

Texas

5,565,000

7,163,000

1.29

4

Oklahoma

1,041,000

1,327,000

1.27

5

Louisiana

877,000

1,115,000

1.27

6

Mississippi

668,000

846,000

1.27

7

Arizona

1,438,000

1,798,000

1.25

8

Tennessee

1,749,000

2,157,000

1.23

9

Missouri

1,653,000

1,978,000

1.20

10

Georgia

2,162,000

2,479,000

1.15

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