Saturday, February 2, 2013

cats rule Seattle

The Seattle Times posted a very interesting article yesterday, "In Seattle, it's cats, dogs and kids - in that order".

According to the article, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC are the only major US cities where less than 20% of homes have children. As you can see in San Francisco, there are more dogs than children per household but in Seattle it's all about the cats. Significantly more cats than kids!

courtesy of The Seattle Times

We're doing our part to help these statistics; no kids, no dogs - only cats!

There are many things I don't like about the Pacific Northwest, but this I do like! Looking at the map below you'll see that four of the top six metro areas, ranked by the percentage of people who have a cat, are in the Pacific Northwest. Interesting that Southern New Hampshire makes the list too, since that is where I grew up! It must have been destiny that I became a cat guy!

courtesy of The Seattle Times
It would be interesting to see how Seattle compares with other cities around the world.

12 comments:

  1. Wow cats rule in the northwest! I wonder what is the figure here in GA.

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  2. Hrmph. Far too many woofies in San Francisco. They're the hipster-doofus choice of pet. Pfft.

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  3. Concatulation Seattle !
    and Happy Sunday to you

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  4. I would like to know how the Midwest & Great Lakes figures into this!
    Very interesting!

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  5. Very interesting, especially as Spokane is on both lists. Real animal lovers in that city! Thanks for sharing. Purrs and hugs, the kitties at www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  6. That is interesting! I've always been a cat person!

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  7. When will the world wise up and have a cat in every home. That is the question

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  8. Seattle sounds like my kind fo place! I did really enjoy it when I visited there :)

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  9. OMC!! I never knew this! I live in the Eugene/Springfield area- no wonder I am a cat lady. This rocks!

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