Virginia falls low on the list of states likely to survive a zombie apocalypse

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(WFXR) — Do you have any zombie apocalypse survival skills? If you want to stay safe from the undead, Virginia might not be the best place to live, according to a recent study. compiled a list of the best and worst states for surviving a zombie apocalypse based on population density, the number of farms per capita, and states’ solar electricity percentage.

This comes after the CDC released a zombie preparedness guide, showing Americans still have a taste for the fleshy subject of zombies, despite the global pandemic.

According to, the best bet for survivors is in the Midwest. With fewer people and more farmlands, states like North Dakota, Nebraska, and South Dakota topped the list.

However, with their denser populations and low percentage of solar panel electricity, states on the East Coast — such as New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland — ranked the worst.

Meanwhile, even though the “The Walking Dead: World Beyond” chose to film in Virginia, the Commonwealth was numbered 34th on the list.

You can read the full list of’s rankings for the best to worst for surviving a zombie apocalypse below:

  1. North Dakota
  2. Nebraska
  3. South Dakota
  4. Iowa
  5. Kansas
  6. Idaho
  7. California
  8. Nevada
  9. Montana
  10. Minnesota
  11. New Mexico
  12. Wyoming
  13. Vermont
  14. Arkansas
  15. Hawaii
  16. Arizona
  17. Utah
  18. Wisconsin
  19. Colorado
  20. Mississippi
  21. Oregon
  22. Oklahoma
  23. South Carolina
  24. Texas
  25. Missouri
  26. North Carolina
  27. Washington
  28. Maine
  29. Alaska
  30. Alabama
  31. Kentucky
  32. Rhode Island
  33. Georgia
  34. Virginia
  35. Louisiana
  36. Indiana
  37. Tennessee
  38. West Virginia
  39. Michigan
  40. Illinois
  41. New Hampshire
  42. Ohio
  43. Pennsylvania
  44. Florida
  45. Delaware
  46. New York
  47. Massachusetts
  48. Maryland
  49. Connecticut
  50. New Jersey

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