Special Report

States With the Most and Least Cat Owners

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8. Idaho
> Cat-owning households: 34.6%
> Cat population: 393,000 (11th lowest)
> Avg. number of cats per household: 2.0 (22nd highest)

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7. Kentucky
> Cat-owning households: 36.8%
> Cat population: 1,349,000 (21st highest)
> Avg. number of cats per household: 2.1 (14th highest)

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6. West Virginia
> Cat-owning households: 38.1%
> Cat population: 628,000 (17th lowest)
> Avg. number of cats per household: 2.2 (7th highest)

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5. Washington
> Cat-owning households: 39.0%
> Cat population: 1,844,000 (13th highest)
> Avg. number of cats per household: 1.8 (9th lowest)

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4. South Dakota
> Cat-owning households: 39.1%
> Cat population: 290,000 (9th lowest)
> Avg. number of cats per household: 2.2 (7th highest)