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Geocache Density in the United States
as of 25 July 2014
 
There are currently 3,575 active geocaches hidden in the United States; 44.7% of the world's total. In some states the caches are, on average, packed more closely together than in others.

The states, in order of their density of geocaches, are as follows:

  State Density 
  (caches/10,000 sq. km.)  
 #caches  Area 
  (sq. km.)  
 1.  District of Columbia  316.46 158 
 2.  Ohio  41.66 446 107,045 
 3.  New York  38.68 492 127,190 
 4.  South Carolina  27.55 222 80,583 
 5.  New Jersey  20.83 42 20,168 
 6.  Pennsylvania  16.79 197 117,348 
 7.  Maryland  11.81 32 27,091 
 8.  Connecticut  10.00 13 12,997 
 9.  Illinois  7.74 113 145,934 
 10.  Kentucky  7.26 76 104,659 
 11.  Wisconsin  7.01 102 145,436 
 12.  Minnesota  6.72 147 218,601 
 13.  Massachusetts  6.52 14 21,456 
 14.  Florida  6.52 99 151,940 
 15.  California  5.69 234 411,049 
 16.  Utah  4.96 109 219,888 
 17.  Washington  4.82 85 176,480 
 18.  Alabama  4.63 62 133,916 
 19.  Virginia  4.45 47 105,587 
 20.  West Virginia  4.30 27 62,758 
 21.  Indiana  4.16 39 93,719 
 22.  Texas  4.15 287 691,030 
 23.  Hawaii  3.58 16,760 
 24.  Michigan  3.50 53 151,585 
 25.  North Carolina  3.45 47 136,413 
 26.  New Hampshire  3.33 24,033 
 27.  Rhode Island  3.19 3,139 
 28.  Oregon  3.10 78 251,419 
 29.  Tennessee  2.66 29 109,153 
 30.  Oklahoma  2.54 46 181,186 
 31.  Colorado  2.49 67 269,596 
 32.  Louisiana  2.34 29 123,678 
 33.  Arkansas  2.25 31 137,754 
 34.  Georgia  1.97 30 152,577 
 35.  Missouri  1.88 34 180,515 
 36.  Idaho  1.85 40 216,431 
 37.  Iowa  1.78 26 145,752 
 38.  Vermont  1.61 24,900 
 39.  Maine  1.51 13 86,156 
 40.  Arizona  1.29 38 295,260 
 41.  Nevada  0.87 25 286,353 
 42.  Nebraska  0.85 17 200,349 
 43.  Kansas  0.84 18 213,097 
 44.  Mississippi  0.65 123,515 
 45.  Wyoming  0.32 253,325 
 46.  New Mexico  0.29 314,926 
 47.  South Dakota  0.20 199,730 
 48.  Montana  0.18 380,849 
 49.  Alaska  0.06 1,530,700 
Cache density is defined as the average number of caches found in 10,000 square kilometers of area.

Keep in mind that the densities shown above may be slightly higher than the correct value because 1) some caches have been archived that I don't know about yet and 2) many geocaches are listed on more than one geocache hosting site. Either one of these things can slightly inflate the density statistics for a state.

Return to the main statistics page or click here to see the states in order of the number of geocaches they contain.

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