Pet Ownership by State

Americans have long enjoyed pets. Dogs particularly have been a staple in American life from the foundation of the republic. Providing a sense of companionship to millions throughout generations.

While they come with various responsibilities, whether practical or financial, many people feel they greatly benefit from the companionship of pets. Common pets people choose are dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, fish, and rabbits; however, some people opt for other, more exotic animals. 

In their 2019 Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook, the American Veterinary Medical Association found that about 57% of American households owned at least one pet, this was up from 56% in 2011. 

Learn for yourself how the pet ownership statistics differ by state by exploring the data in the charts.

Pet Ownership Rate by State

Alabama - Pet Ownership Rate

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59.8%

#24 in the US

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47.4%

#7 in the US

Arizona - Pet Ownership Rate

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58%

#28 in the US

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43%

#16 in the US

Arkansas - Pet Ownership Rate

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69%

#5 in the US

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51.6%

#2 in the US

California - Pet Ownership Rate

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57.2%

#32 in the US

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40.1%

#23 in the US

Colorado - Pet Ownership Rate

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64.7%

#10 in the US

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47.2%

#8 in the US

Connecticut - Pet Ownership Rate

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49.9%

#41 in the US

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24%

#47 in the US

Delaware - Pet Ownership Rate

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57.9%

#33 in the US

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42.2%

#19 in the US

Florida - Pet Ownership Rate

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56%

#34 in the US

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39.8%

#24 in the US

Georgia - Pet Ownership Rate

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51.1%

#39 in the US

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36.7%

#30 in the US

Idaho - Pet Ownership Rate

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69.9%

#6 in the US

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58.3%

#1 in the US

Illinois - Pet Ownership Rate

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48.6%

#44 in the US

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31%

#40 in the US

Indiana - Pet Ownership Rate

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69.2%

#7 in the US

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49.4%

#5 in the US

Iowa - Pet Ownership Rate

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59.4%

#25 in the US

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36.3%

#31 in the US

Kansas - Pet Ownership Rate

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62.8%

#15 in the US

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43.1%

#17 in the US

Kentucky - Pet Ownership Rate

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64.1%

#11 in the US

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46.5%

#12 in the US

Louisiana - Pet Ownership Rate

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54.4%

#36 in the US

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38.3%

#26 in the US

Maine - Pet Ownership Rate

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63.5%

#12 in the US

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35.9%

#35 in the US

Maryland - Pet Ownership Rate

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48.6%

#45 in the US

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30.2%

#41 in the US

Massachusetts - Pet Ownership Rate

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49.1%

#42 in the US

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28.9%

#43 in the US

Michigan - Pet Ownership Rate

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62.4%

#16 in the US

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41.9%

#21 in the US

Minnesota - Pet Ownership Rate

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54%

#37 in the US

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35.5%

#36 in the US

Mississippi - Pet Ownership Rate

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65.5%

#8 in the US

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51%

#3 in the US

Missouri - Pet Ownership Rate

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63.5%

#13 in the US

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45.1%

#13 in the US

Montana - Pet Ownership Rate

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61.9%

#20 in the US

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51.9%

#4 in the US

Nebraska - Pet Ownership Rate

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70.3%

#2 in the US

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47.1%

#9 in the US

Nevada - Pet Ownership Rate

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53.3%

#38 in the US

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36.8%

#32 in the US

New Hampshire - Pet Ownership Rate

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51.8%

#40 in the US

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23.7%

#48 in the US

New Jersey - Pet Ownership Rate

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47.4%

#46 in the US

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29.1%

#42 in the US

New Mexico - Pet Ownership Rate

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60.1%

#22 in the US

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39.4%

#25 in the US

New York - Pet Ownership Rate

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49.7%

#43 in the US

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27%

#45 in the US

North Carolina - Pet Ownership Rate

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58.6%

#29 in the US

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41.3%

#22 in the US

North Dakota - Pet Ownership Rate

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63.7%

#14 in the US

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44.3%

#15 in the US

Ohio - Pet Ownership Rate

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62.4%

#17 in the US

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37.9%

#28 in the US

Oklahoma - Pet Ownership Rate

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65%

#9 in the US

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47.7%

#10 in the US

Oregon - Pet Ownership Rate

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59.2%

#26 in the US

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37.8%

#29 in the US

Pennsylvania - Pet Ownership Rate

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60.6%

#23 in the US

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38.9%

#27 in the US

Rhode Island - Pet Ownership Rate

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45.4%

#48 in the US

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25.8%

#46 in the US

South Carolina - Pet Ownership Rate

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62%

#18 in the US

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45.3%

#14 in the US

South Dakota - Pet Ownership Rate

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46.4%

#47 in the US

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32.1%

#39 in the US

Tennessee - Pet Ownership Rate

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61.7%

#21 in the US

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47%

#11 in the US

Texas - Pet Ownership Rate

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58.2%

#30 in the US

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43.4%

#18 in the US

Utah - Pet Ownership Rate

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58.5%

#31 in the US

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36.2%

#33 in the US

Vermont - Pet Ownership Rate

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70%

#3 in the US

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28.3%

#44 in the US

Virginia - Pet Ownership Rate

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55.5%

#35 in the US

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35.6%

#37 in the US

Washington - Pet Ownership Rate

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62.7%

#19 in the US

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42.8%

#20 in the US

West Virginia - Pet Ownership Rate

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70.7%

#4 in the US

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49.6%

#6 in the US

Wisconsin - Pet Ownership Rate

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59%

#27 in the US

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33.6%

#38 in the US

Wyoming - Pet Ownership Rate

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71.8%

#1 in the US

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36%

#34 in the US