States with highest pet ownership rates


Source: dumpydog.net

Source: dumpydog.net

Some fascinating data gathered by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2011 and published in the May 2013 edition of AARP Bulletin. Listed are those 15 states that exceed 60 percent. At the end of 2011, the national average was 56 percent.

Not surprisingly, the lowest rate of pet ownership was in the District of Columbia at 21.9 percent given its urban environment which tends to result in more rental housing (which often prohibit pets) versus owner-occupied housing.

1.     Vermont – 70.8 percent

2.     New Mexico – 67.6 percent

3.     South Dakota – 65.6 percent

4.     Oregon – 63.6 percent

5.     Maine – 62.9 percent

6.     Washington – 62.7 percent

7.     Arkansas – 62.4 percent

8.     West Virginia – 62.1 percent

9.     Idaho – 62.0 percent

10.  Wyoming – 61.8 percent

11.  Kentucky – 61.6 percent

12.  Missouri – 61.4 percent

13.  Colorado – 61.3 percent

14.  Montana – 61.3 percent

15.  Kansas – 61.0 percent

Source: American Veterinary Medical Association.

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