When you think of great places to get pizza in the United States, Chicago and New York are almost always brought up. But does that mean Illinois and New York are the states most densely populated by pizzerias?

In honor of “National Pizza Day” (we thought that was every day, tbh), Estately has created a map ranking the 10 states in the U.S. with the most pizza shops per capita, as well as those with the least. Let’s just say the results aren’t exactly what we were expecting.


Here is what we learned:

  • If you are really about the pizza life, head to West Virginia or Delaware, the two states with the highest amount of pizza stores per capita.
  • Hawaiians aren’t that into pizza shops.
  • According to Estately, Rhode Island Googles “pizza” more than any other state.

Here is a breakdown of the five states with the most pizza shops per capita:

1. West Virginia

DiCarlo’s Original Pizza from their new location in Fairmont #dicarlos #pizza #extracheese

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2. Delaware

Look at this beautiful pizza at the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

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3. New Jersey

4. Ohio

#masseysPizza #OhioPizza #Cheers #Pizza

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5. Nevada


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And here are the bottom five:

50. Hawaii

49. Mississippi

Dan the man!

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48. Louisiana

Reminiscing about our trip to New Orleans, and this delicious thin crust pizza!

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47. Alabama

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46. Utah

[via Estately]