Surprise! Which States Buy the Most Ebooks?

Mark Coker, a blogger at Smashwords, has just released some truly stunning and fascinating information about which states are consuming the most e-books. 

His data is a riveting look at which states are not buying e-books, and which states are snatching them up. 

And Mr. Coker's could have stopped there and called it a day, but he went on, taking the same data and compiling a state-by-state ranking according to per capita sales -- and this is where his data becomes stunning. 


Wanna guess which state by far buys more e-books per capita than any other -- three books per person across the whole state! And you'll be floored to find out which state buys the fewest e-books in America. I'm proud to say my state came in third in per-capita e-book sales. 


The answers are in the two data charts below, and you can see how your own state stacks up. -Caleb 

You can read Mr. Coker's great commentary on his research here:




US States, Ranked by Aggregate Ebook Purchases
Source: Smashwords data



RankStatePercentage of US Ebook Sales
1TX8.57%
2CA7.99%
3NY5.99%
4FL5.93%
5PA4.13%
6IL3.90%
7VA3.62%
8NC3.36%
9OH3.16%
10MI3.12%
11GA2.88%
12WA2.81%
13NJ2.77%
14IN2.46%
15MO2.40%
16AZ2.26%
17CO2.09%
18MN2.07%
19MA2.04%
20WI1.91%
21MD1.91%
22SC1.78%
23TN1.63%
24LA1.52%
25AL1.45%
26UT1.44%
27OK1.38%
28OR1.35%
29IA1.33%
30KY1.31%
31CT1.13%
32KS1.09%
33AR0.98%
34NV0.83%
35MS0.72%
36AK0.66%
37NE0.66%
38ID0.65%
39NM0.65%
40NH0.61%
41ND0.48%
42WV0.45%
43MT0.42%
44RI0.37%
45HI0.32%
46ME0.32%
46SD0.29%
48DE0.29%
49WY0.26%
50VT0.20%
51DC0.09%




Per Capita Ebook Consumption
Source: Smashwords data

RankStateEbook Per Capita Sales RatioPercentage of US Ebook SalesState PopUS Pop% US Pop
1AK2.920.66%698,473307,006,5500.23%
2ND2.290.48%646,844307,006,5500.21%
3UT1.581.44%2,784,572307,006,5500.91%
4WY1.440.26%544,270307,006,5500.18%
5VA1.413.62%7,882,590307,006,5502.57%
6NH1.410.61%1,324,575307,006,5500.43%
7IA1.361.33%3,007,856307,006,5500.98%
8MT1.320.42%974,989307,006,5500.32%
9ID1.300.65%1,545,801307,006,5500.50%
10WA1.292.81%6,664,195307,006,5502.17%
11CO1.282.09%5,024,748307,006,5501.64%
12MO1.232.40%5,987,580307,006,5501.95%
13MN1.202.07%5,266,214307,006,5501.72%
14SC1.201.78%4,561,242307,006,5501.49%
15KS1.181.09%2,818,747307,006,5500.92%
16IN1.182.46%6,423,113307,006,5502.09%
17OK1.151.38%3,687,050307,006,5501.20%
18NE1.120.66%1,796,619307,006,5500.59%
19SD1.100.29%812,383307,006,5500.26%
20NC1.103.36%9,380,884307,006,5503.06%
21OR1.081.35%3,825,657307,006,5501.25%
22RI1.070.37%1,053,209307,006,5500.34%
23TX1.068.57%24,782,302307,006,5508.07%
24AZ1.052.26%6,595,778307,006,5502.15%
25AR1.040.98%2,889,450307,006,5500.94%
26WI1.041.91%5,654,774307,006,5501.84%
27LA1.041.52%4,492,076307,006,5501.46%
28MD1.031.91%5,699,478307,006,5501.86%
29PA1.014.13%12,604,767307,006,5504.11%
30VT1.000.20%621,760307,006,5500.20%
31DE0.990.29%885,122307,006,5500.29%
32CT0.991.13%3,518,288307,006,5501.15%
33NM0.990.65%2,009,671307,006,5500.65%
34FL0.985.93%18,537,969307,006,5506.04%
35NJ0.982.77%8,707,739307,006,5502.84%
36NV0.960.83%2,643,085307,006,5500.86%
37MI0.963.12%9,969,727307,006,5503.25%
38MA0.952.04%6,593,587307,006,5502.15%
39AL0.941.45%4,708,708307,006,5501.53%
40NY0.945.99%19,541,453307,006,5506.37%
41KY0.931.31%4,314,113307,006,5501.41%
42IL0.933.90%12,910,409307,006,5504.21%
43GA0.902.88%9,829,211307,006,5503.20%
44OH0.843.16%11,542,645307,006,5503.76%
45TN0.801.63%6,296,254307,006,5502.05%
46HI0.770.32%1,295,178307,006,5500.42%
46WV0.760.45%1,819,777307,006,5500.59%
48ME0.750.32%1,318,301307,006,5500.43%
49MS0.750.72%2,951,996307,006,5500.96%
50CA0.667.99%36,961,664307,006,55012.04%
51DC0.460.09%599,657307,006,5500.20%


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