The Bakery Capital of Every State

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Aside from their strange sleep schedules, pastry chefs are nearly indistinguishable from your average Jane or Joe. But these donut-dealing, pastry-peddling, muffin-movers are the blue-collar Walter Whites of the baking world. And some cities have more than others. To help you find, or stay away from, these dealers of deliciousness, FindTheHome discovered the bakery capital of every state.

Baked goods, laden with simple carbohydrates, trigger very similar brain pathways as addictive drugs.

For many of us, this comes as no surprise.

Never just one donut. Or cookie. Or muffin.

The call of the carbs is real and a cursory glance at the dietary patterns and physical health of Americans shows that most people can't resist their siren song.

While frequently eating baked goods and refined carbohydrates can have deleterious health effects, a croissant (or two) just isn't the same as cocaine. When enjoyed in moderation, a muffin for breakfast can be the bright spot in one's week or a cherished daily ritual.

Using the most recent 2014 estimates from the American Community Survey and data from Dun and Bradstreet, the experts at FindTheHome found the bakery capital of every state. Of all places in the United States, these have the highest number of bakeries per 10K people.

If you're looking for your next fix, a city on this list just might have it.

Note: For each state, the city whose population is closest to the 95th percentile is used as its population minimum. We compared all cities at or above that population size. In the case of ties, the city with the larger population is ranked higher.

#50. Nashua, NH

Density of Bakeries: 2.42 per 10K people
Population: 86,799

#49. Newark, DE

Density of Bakeries: 2.48 per 10K people
Population: 32,278

#48. Stamford, CT

Density of Bakeries: 2.79 per 10K people
Population: 125,401

#47. Sand Springs, OK

Density of Bakeries: 3.11 per 10K people
Population: 19,277

#46. Overland Park, KS

Density of Bakeries: 3.13 per 10K people
Population: 178,945

#45. Scottsdale, AZ

Density of Bakeries: 3.13 per 10K people
Population: 223,519

#44. Edina, MN

Density of Bakeries: 3.27 per 10K people
Population: 48,940

#43. Salt Lake City, UT

Density of Bakeries: 3.28 per 10K people
Population: 189,267

#42. Paradise, NV

Density of Bakeries: 3.36 per 10K people
Population: 223,182

#41. Greenwood, IN

Density of Bakeries: 3.41 per 10K people
Population: 52,799

#40. Providence, RI

Density of Bakeries: 3.7 per 10K people
Population: 178,562

Note: In Rhode Island, only Providence and Warwick met our population thresholds.

#39. Coeur d'Alene, ID

Density of Bakeries: 3.71 per 10K people
Population: 45,848

#38. Alexandria, VA

Density of Bakeries: 3.76 per 10K people
Population: 143,684

#37. Wahpeton, ND

Density of Bakeries: 3.84 per 10K people
Population: 7,804

#36. Huron, SD

Density of Bakeries: 3.85 per 10K people
Population: 12,982

#35. Rockville, MD

Density of Bakeries: 3.94 per 10K people
Population: 63,402

#34. Brookfield, WI

Density of Bakeries: 3.95 per 10K people
Population: 37,971

#33. Jackson, WY

Density of Bakeries: 4.01 per 10K people
Population: 9,967

#32. Dunwoody, GA

Density of Bakeries: 4.03 per 10K people
Population: 47,182

#31. Santa Fe, NM

Density of Bakeries: 4.04 per 10K people
Population: 69,245

#30. Fall River, MA

Density of Bakeries: 4.17 per 10K people
Population: 88,756

#29. Tigard, OR

Density of Bakeries: 4.23 per 10K people
Population: 49,633

#28. Hoboken, NJ

Density of Bakeries: 4.23 per 10K people
Population: 51,979

#27. Seward, NE

Density of Bakeries: 4.26 per 10K people
Population: 7,050

#26. Hilo, HI

Density of Bakeries: 4.27 per 10K people
Population: 44,549

#25. Mountain Brook, AL

Density of Bakeries: 4.39 per 10K people
Population: 20,484

#24. Concord, NC

Density of Bakeries: 4.5 per 10K people
Population: 82,266

#23. Dearborn, MI

Density of Bakeries: 4.55 per 10K people
Population: 96,739

#22. Myrtle Beach, SC

Density of Bakeries: 4.57 per 10K people
Population: 28,455

#21. Glendale, CA

Density of Bakeries: 4.61 per 10K people
Population: 195,380

#20. Niles, IL

Density of Bakeries: 4.68 per 10K people
Population: 29,939

#19. Cedar Hill, TX

Density of Bakeries: 4.74 per 10K people
Population: 46,414

#18. Olympia, WA

Density of Bakeries: 4.81 per 10K people
Population: 47,847

#17. Tupelo, MS

Density of Bakeries: 4.81 per 10K people
Population: 35,345

#16. El Dorado, AR

Density of Bakeries: 4.84 per 10K people
Population: 18,590

#15. Parker, CO

Density of Bakeries: 4.84 per 10K people
Population: 47,515

#14. Franklin, TN

Density of Bakeries: 4.96 per 10K people
Population: 66,596

#13. Franklin Square, NY

Density of Bakeries: 5.11 per 10K people
Population: 31,291

#12. North Olmsted, OH

Density of Bakeries: 5.25 per 10K people
Population: 32,374

#11. Delray Beach, FL

Density of Bakeries: 5.25 per 10K people
Population: 62,828

#10. South Portland, ME

Density of Bakeries: 5.57 per 10K people
Population: 25,154

#9. Evergreen, MT

Density of Bakeries: 5.96 per 10K people
Population: 6,711

#8. Bridgeport, WV

Density of Bakeries: 6.01 per 10K people
Population: 8,316

#7. Rutland, VT

Density of Bakeries: 6.17 per 10K people
Population: 16,217

#6. Decorah, IA

Density of Bakeries: 6.21 per 10K people
Population: 8,058

#5. Slidell, LA

Density of Bakeries: 6.21 per 10K people
Population: 27,372

#4. Creve Coeur, MO

Density of Bakeries: 7.29 per 10K people
Population: 17,841

#3. St. Matthews, KY

Density of Bakeries: 7.92 per 10K people
Population: 17,686

#2. Palmer, AK

Density of Bakeries: 8 per 10K people
Population: 6,250

#1. Wyomissing, PA

Density of Bakeries: 10.51 per 10K people
Population: 10,467

Wyomissing is home to the Whoopie Pie Company. For those unfamiliar with this Pennsylvania Amish specialty, whoopie pies are chocolate cake sandwiches filled with frosting.

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