States With the Most and Least Cat Owners

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48. Utah
> Cat-owning households: 24.6%
> Cat population: 455,000 (12th lowest)
> Avg. number of cats per household: 2.0 (22nd highest)

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47. New Jersey
> Cat-owning households: 25.3%
> Cat population: 1,468,000 (19th highest)
> Avg. number of cats per household: 1.8 (9th lowest)

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46. Louisiana
> Cat-owning households: 25.9%
> Cat population: 877,000 (23rd lowest)
> Avg. number of cats per household: 2.0 (22nd highest)

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45. Illinois
> Cat-owning households: 26.3%
> Cat population: 2,453,000 (7th highest)
> Avg. number of cats per household: 1.9 (19th lowest)

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44. Florida
> Cat-owning households: 27.3% (tied)
> Cat population: 4,375,000 (3rd highest)
> Avg. number of cats per household: 2.1 (14th highest)