Arizona

Out in the hot, arid desert of Arizona, fans can’t get enough of The Walking Dead. At least if they actually had walkers there, the heat might dry them out and keep them from smelling so bad… A sand walker on The Walking DeadImage Credit: AMC

Texas

You’ve gotta admit, it brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “Walker, Texas Ranger.”

Walker, Texas RangerImage Credit: CBS

Tennessee

It’s the home of country music, Nashville hot chicken, and Graceland. Some people say Elvis isn’t dead; maybe he’s actually undead?

Zombie ElvisImage Credit: Deviant Art

West Virginia

Are you detecting a pattern here? The Walking Dead is most popular in rural areas, especially around the Appalachian Mountains.

West Virginia ZombieImage Credit: Walmart

Kentucky

Which brings us to the number one state for Walking Dead fandom. It’s the birthplace of bluegrass, Colonel Sanders, bourbon, and Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore!

(Thanks to the New York Times for the data.)

Cynthiana, Kentucky, home of The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and artist Tony MooreImage Credit: B Movie Man

Did your home state make the list? Why do you think these five states have the most Walking Dead fans?