Which States Produce the Most Celebrities?

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Celebrities who have achieved fame and fortune often flock to states like California or New York. What some of us don't know is that many A-listers were born in obscure places.

While some states produce only a handful of celebrities, people born in certain states seem to be destined for the spotlight. Using data provided by Gracenote, PrettyFamous looked at the number of celebrities per state to see where the most celebrities are from. The raw number of celebrities per state was normalized against the state's population to determine a per capita figure. This figure represents the number of celebrities from their respective states, per 100,000 people.

These per capita figures were calculated from a subset of our data of 12,589 celebrities who have appeared in at least one television show or movie and have had their place of birth recorded in our database.

Additionally, we have identified which celebrity from each state has the most Twitter followers.

#50. Arizona

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 0.94
Top Celebrity from Arizona on Twitter: Joe Jonas

#49. Nevada

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.03
Top Celebrity from Nevada on Twitter: Matthew Gray Gubler

#48. Florida

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.04
Top Celebrity from Florida on Twitter: Ariana Grande

#47. Alaska

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.25
Top Celebrity from Alaska on Twitter: Bristol Palin

#46. North Carolina

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.40
Top Celebrity from North Carolina on Twitter: Zach Galifianakis

#45. New Mexico

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.59
Top Celebrity from New Mexico on Twitter: Neil Patrick Harris

#44. South Carolina

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.62
Top Celebrity from South Carolina on Twitter: Stephen Colbert

#43. Idaho

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.64
Top Celebrity from Idaho on Twitter: Aaron Paul

#42. New Hampshire

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.67
Top Celebrity from New Hampshire on Twitter: Sarah Silverman

#41. Virginia

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.72
Top Celebrity from Virginia on Twitter: Chris Brown

#40. Wyoming

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.75
Top Celebrity from Wyoming on Twitter: Jim Beaver

#39. Colorado

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.76
Top Celebrity from Colorado on Twitter: Kristin Cavallari

#38. Alabama

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.81
Top Celebrity from Alabama on Twitter: Channing Tatum

#37. Georgia

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.82
Top Celebrity from Georgia on Twitter: Kanye West

#36. Utah

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 1.99
Top Celebrity from Utah on Twitter: Julianne Hough

#35. Vermont

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.08
Top Celebrity from Vermont on Twitter: JoJo

#34. Oregon

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.09
Top Celebrity from Oregon on Twitter: Holly Madison

#33. West Virginia

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.10
Top Celebrity from West Virginia on Twitter: Brad Paisley

#32. Texas

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.14
Top Celebrity from Texas on Twitter: Selena Gomez

#31. Tennessee

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.14
Top Celebrity from Tennessee on Twitter: Justin Timberlake

#30. Washington

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.18
Top Celebrity from Washington on Twitter: Bill Gates

#29. Arkansas

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.25
Top Celebrity from Arkansas on Twitter: Ne-Yo

#28. Delaware

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.42
Top Celebrity from Delaware on Twitter: Aubrey Plaza

#27. Indiana

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.49
Top Celebrity from Indiana on Twitter: Janet Jackson

#26. Wisconsin

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.54
Top Celebrity from Wisconsin on Twitter: Ariel Winter

#25. Maine

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.63
Top Celebrity from Maine on Twitter: Anna Kendrick

#24. North Dakota

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.75
Top Celebrity from North Dakota on Twitter: Wiz Khalifa

#23. Maryland

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.76
Top Celebrity from Maryland on Twitter: Toni Braxton

#22. Kansas

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 2.79
Top Celebrity from Kansas on Twitter: Kendall Schmidt

#21. Kentucky

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 3.05
Top Celebrity from Kentucky on Twitter: Josh Hutcherson

#20. Minnesota

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 3.07
Top Celebrity from Minnesota on Twitter: Chris Pratt

#19. Hawaii

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 3.12
Top Celebrity from Hawaii on Twitter: Nicole Scherzinger

#18. Michigan

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 3.14
Top Celebrity from Michigan on Twitter: Floyd Mayweather Jr.

#17. South Dakota

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 3.15
Top Celebrity from South Dakota on Twitter: Tom Brokaw

#16. Mississippi

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 3.19
Top Celebrity from Mississippi on Twitter: Oprah Winfrey

#15. Louisiana

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 3.44
Top Celebrity from Louisiana on Twitter: Ellen DeGeneres

#14. Oklahoma

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 3.46
Top Celebrity from Oklahoma on Twitter: Blake Shelton

#13. Ohio

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 3.56
Top Celebrity from Ohio on Twitter: John Legend

#12. Iowa

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 3.56
Top Celebrity from Iowa on Twitter: Ashton Kutcher

#11. Missouri

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 3.85
Top Celebrity from Missouri on Twitter: Eminem

#10. Montana

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 3.91
Top Celebrity from Montana on Twitter: David Lynch

#9. Nebraska

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 4.24
Top Celebrity from Nebraska on Twitter: Gabrielle Union

#8. Pennsylvania

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 4.71
Top Celebrity from Pennsylvania on Twitter: Taylor Swift

#7. Rhode Island

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 4.85
Top Celebrity from Rhode Island on Twitter: Pauly DelVecchio

#6. California

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 4.96
Top Celebrity from California on Twitter: Katy Perry

#5. New Jersey

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 5.08
Top Celebrity from New Jersey on Twitter: Ashley Tisdale

#4. Connecticut

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 5.47
Top Celebrity from Connecticut on Twitter: Seth MacFarlane

#3. Illinois

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 6.20
Top Celebrity from Illinois on Twitter: Ludacris

#2. Massachusetts

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 6.78
Top Celebrity from Massachusetts on Twitter: Conan O'Brien

#1. New York

Celebrities per 100,000 People: 15.18
Top Celebrity from New York on Twitter: Lady Gaga

Celebrity Birth per State Map

This visualization shows the breakdown of celebrities based on each state's number of celebrities per 100,000 people.

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