THIS JUST IN: The Best & Worst Places to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Published on April 13, 2014 has created a data set to rank each state’s survivability using a few key metrics: gun ownership (to kill the zombies, duh), number of Walmart stores and hospitals for supplies, number of military bases for protection from the zombie hordes, population density and number of urban centers (lower the better, because you don’t want all of New York chasing you) and terrain, with mountainous states receiving a boost.

The five best states to survive the zombie apocalypse:

1. Texas with a survivability score of 67

With a low population density and more federally licensed firearms dealers, hospitals and Walmarts than any other state, Texas is an easy choice for best place to survive the zombie apocalypse.

2. Georgia with a survivability score of 65.25

Looks like The Walking Dead gang are lucky to be in Georgia, as the state’s low population density, large number of Walmarts, military bases and hospitals, and high rate of gun ownership make it a great place to ward off impending doom.

3. California with a survivability score of 65

California has a lot of things working against it: super high population density and a ton of large cities. But apparently the good outweighs the bad, and its mountainous terrain and impressive number of gun stores, Walmarts, hospitals and military bases tip the scales in its favor.

4. North Carolina with a survivability score of 62

Guns, military bases, hospitals and Walmarts – North Carolina has ‘em in spades. It also has several urban centers and a high population density, but, again, GUNS.

5. Virginia with a survivability score of 61

Virginia is pretty middle of the road in most categories, but its large number of hospitals, Walmarts and military bases make it a great spot to seek shelter from the zombies.

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