If you were wondering why Iowans are so jittery, it's probably because they are loaded up on caffeine. Coffee is definitely a part of my morning routine, but I know people who drink coffee and energy drinks at all times of the day.

A new study has come out showing how caffeinated each state is. Some are a lot more jacked up on caffeine than others. Iowa is one of those hyper states and are in the top 10 states that are the most caffeinated.

A new study from our friends at Zippia has come out showing just how caffeinated (or not) each state is. To rank the states, Zippia looked at three simple factors to determine the most caffeinated states:

  1. The average cups of coffee drank daily in each state
  2. Percent of residents who drink soda/sugary juices daily
  3. Google searches for “coffee near me”

For the first date point, Zippia conducted a survey based on coffee consumption. The amount of coffee drank was averaged out per state and per number of respondents.

Zippia then turned to CDC to find out the percent of people who drink soda and sugary juices daily (the second data point). Even though juice doesn't normally have caffeine in it, they couldn't separate the two.

Finally for the third data point, Zippia looked at Google search trends. The more people in each state who googled “coffee near me”, the more caffeine driven the state was in their eyes.

All of that data from Zippia was taken, averaged and ranked to find the most caffeinated states. Before we get to the map, here are some fun facts they found in their results:

  • Vermont is the most caffeinated state.
  • Oregon searches “coffee near me” more than any other state.
  • While cold weather might tempt you to drink a hot coffee more, overall caffeine consumption is not tied to north or south.
  • New Mexico residents drink 2.4 cups of coffee a day which is more than anywhere else.
  • The least caffeinated state is Delaware.

Now, let's find out how caffeinated the Iowa is, along with all of the states:

Zippia found that Iowa is one of the most caffeinated states in the U.S. Iowa ranked at #10 on this list. So if you're ever wondering why no one in Iowa can sit still, they are probably just all caffeinated up.

Illinois on the other hand, not as hyper. Zippia found that Illinois is the 35th most caffeinated state, or the 15th least caffeinated state. Just depends on how you look at the coffee cup, either half empty or half full.

Most Caffeinated States (1 being the most)

  1. Vermont
  2. Arizona
  3. Colorado
  4. New Mexico
  5. Hawaii
  6. Idaho
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Oregon
  9. Kansas
  10. Iowa

Least Caffeinated States (1 being the least)

  1. Delaware
  2. Maryland
  3. Georgia
  4. New Jersey
  5. New York
  6. Pennsylvania
  7. Nebraska
  8. Virginia
  9. Arkansas
  10. Michigan

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