What is your strongest US Coast - silly stat

A few years ago, I saw a set of coasters that depicted the 4 US coastlines: the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes. Recently, I wondered, which coast is my most rated.

For avoidance of doubt, the Atlantic Coast is: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Gulf Coast is Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.

Lakes coast is New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Pacific Coast is Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington.

My results are as follows:

Atlantic: 7,191
Lakes: 6,125
Pacific: 1,417
Gulf: 500

One could theoretically expand this to include Canada and Mexico as well.


New York is both lake and Atlantic? Just checking prior to crunching numbers but Atlantic will win by a mile for me

Yes it is.

Remind me again, where is Rhode Island?


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Ha! Totally forgot to list it… editted!

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OK I will play, I love silly stats.

Gulf a lowly 34.

Lakes @ 259.

Atlantic on 294.

The Winner is the Pacific with 1,468.

Not too bad for a guy living in Shropshire!


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Surprisingly close:
Atlantic 510
Lakes 502
Pacific 497
Gulf 96

Great Lake - 5356
Atlantic - 1247
Pacific - 871
Gulf Coast - 285

My Ohio River is pretty strong - 5350

I was surprised that my Alaska (916) rates almost overcame all those states on Atlantic Coast.

Atlantic: 1951
Pacific: 1753
Gulf: 818
Lakes: 629

Lakes - 975
Pacific - 608
Atlantic - 455
Gulf - 192

Now I’m going to add a layer…

Coastal States - 2,014
Non-Coastal States - 2,414 (if I subtract my home state, this number then goes down to 1,160)

You can’t have 2,230 as you’ve got New York and Florida down twice.


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Great catch, I just added my regions together not thinking that Florida and New York counted in two. Oops!

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My stats are not statistically significant so I can’t draw any conclusions other than I need more US beers…

Atlantic: 44
Lakes: 32
Pacific: 36
Gulf: 2

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Surprised Pacific is last for me but once thought about it more not really

Atlantic 3,722
Lakes 1,729
Gulf 752
Pacific 593

The states that count twice I lived in for significant portions of RB life, so that influences things

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