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National Pizza Day: Where is the pizza capital of Oklahoma and the other 50 states?

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Papa John’s Pizza, along with Budweiser, benefited handsomely from Peyton Manning after the Super Bowl. “The Sheriff” shook hands with Papa John after the game and mentioned his love for Budweiser multiple times. Though these were supposedly unpaid, they are unsurprising given Manning’s financial ties to both brands.

For Papa John’s in particular, this was a very fortuitous move on Manning’s part — advertising right after the Super Bowl and right before National Pizza Day?

Some might call it perfect timing.

In honor of National Pizza Day, the experts at FindTheHome wanted to discover the cities that love pizza the most. Using the most recent 2014 estimates from the American Community Survey, they found the cities with the highest density of pizza restaurants per 10,000 people.

Note: Cities with populations of 30,000 people or more were considered, except for in Alaska and Vermont, where cities with populations over 5,000 people were considered. This ensured that at least three cities were considered for every state. In the case of ties, the more populous city is ranked higher.

Oklahoma: Edmond

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.8 per 10,000 people

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.8 per 10,000 people

Try: The Xtreme

Population: 85,084

Hawaii: Urban Honolulu

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 1.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: The Lovin Oven
Try: True Hawaiian
Population: 345,130

Wyoming: Cheyenne

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 2.8 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Mr. Jim’s Pizza
Try: Sticky Fingers
Population: 61,470

Nebraska: Grand Island

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Godfather’s Pizza
Try: Humble Pizza
Population: 50,059

Utah: Draper

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Oak Wood Fire Kitchen
Try: LeROY
Population: 44,656

Alaska: Anchorage

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Fat Ptarmigan
Try: Hot Coppa
Population: 298,178

Delaware: Wilmington

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.4 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: DiMeo’s Pizzaiuoli Napulitani
Try: Napoletana
Population: 71,263

Idaho: Boise

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.4 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Flying Pie Pizzaria
Try: #1 Contest Combo
Population: 211,655

New Mexico: Santa Fe

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.5 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Rooftop Pizzeria
Try: #3 House Specialty
Population: 69,245

Louisiana: Metairie

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.5 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: That’s Amore
Try: Supreme Pie
Population: 140,074

North Dakota: Minot

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Uncle Maddio’s Pizza
Try: Southwest Baja
Population: 44,533

Kansas: Overland Park

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Johnny Jo’s Pizzeria
Try: Fresh Mozzarella
Population: 178,945

Alabama: Dothan

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza & Grill
Try: New School Pepperoni
Population: 67,574

South Dakota: Rapid City

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Kōl
Try: Italiano
Population: 70,126

 

 

 

Oregon: Beaverton

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.9 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: MOD Pizza
Try: Calexico
Population: 92,593

Mississippi: Hattiesburg

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Fox’s Pizza
Try: Steak Rancher Gourmet Pizza
Population: 46,629

Washington: Edmonds

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.2 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Romeo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
Try: Rudolph’s Special Pizza Lunch
Population: 40,343

Arkansas: North Little Rock

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.3 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: ZaZa Fine Salad and Wood Oven Pizza
Try: Quattro Formaggi
Population: 64,731

Nevada: Paradise

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.4 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Metro Pizza
Try: Chicken Scarpiello Pizza
Population: 223,182

Iowa: Cedar Falls

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.5 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Tony’s La Pizzeria
Try: Italian Tradition
Population: 40,009

Maine: Portland

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.5 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Flatbread Company
Try: Jay’s Heart
Population: 66,317

Minnesota: Eagan

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Red’s Savoy Pizza
Try: Savoy House Special
Population: 65,053

Texas: Flower Mound

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Enzo’s NY Pizzeria
Try: Mulberry Street
Population: 67,630

Georgia: Johns Creek

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Alessio’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
Try: The New Yorker
Population: 80,979

Maryland: Hagerstown

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Vince’s New York Pizza
Try: Sicilian Style Deep Dish
Population: 40,295

Colorado: Boulder

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Pizzeria Locale
Try: Giorno di Neve
Population: 102,002

Wisconsin: Fond du Lac

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.9 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Ala Roma
Try: Stromboli Panzerotti
Population: 43,007

Montana: Great Falls

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.9 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: MacKenzie River Pizza Co.
Try: Good ol’ Boy
Population: 59,017

South Carolina: Charleston

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.9 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Monza
Try: Materassi
Population: 125,458

Rhode Island: Warwick

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: The Ripe Tomato
Try: Margarita Pizza
Population: 82,065

Illinois: Downers Grove

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Dan’s Pizza
Try: Green Pepper and Onion
Population: 49,372

Virginia: Harrisonburg

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Bella Luna Wood Fired Pizza
Try: Proscuitto Arugula
Population: 50,821

Kentucky: Bowling Green

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Home Cafe & Marketplace
Try: Blackberry, Brie and Fried Okra Pizza
Population: 60,660

Tennessee: Cleveland

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.4 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Lupi’s Pizza
Try: Pizza Pie
Population: 42,331

Arizona: Scottsdale

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.4 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Grimaldi’s Pizza
Try: Build your own pizza!
Population: 223,519

Michigan: Portage

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.5 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Franco’s Italian Pizzeria
Try: Chicken Club Pizza
Population: 47,137

California: San Luis Obispo

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Petra
Try: Tri Tip Pizza
Population: 45,911

North Carolina: Asheville

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.8 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Mellow Mushroom
Try: Mellowterranean Pizza
Population: 85,783

Missouri: Jefferson City

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Arris’ Pizza
Try: Bruschetta Pizza
Population: 43,184

New Jersey: Hoboken

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Johnny Pepperoni
Try: Thin Crust Pie
Population: 51,979

Indiana: Greenwood

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 6.3 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza
Try: Cheese Louise
Population: 52,799

Connecticut: Norwich

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 6.4 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Tulli’s Family Pizza
Try: Breakfast Pizza
Population: 40,378

New Hampshire: Manchester

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 6.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Vintage Pizza
Try: Greek Pizza
Population: 110,065

New York: Hicksville

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 7.2 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Mama Venezia Pizza
Try: Personal Buffalo Pie
Population: 41,784

West Virginia: Huntington

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 7.3 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: La Famiglia
Try: Bacon and Pepperoncini Pizza
Population: 49,053

Florida: Miami Beach

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 7.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Visa-O1
Try: Star Luca
Population: 90,669

Massachusetts: Pittsfield

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 7.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Hot Tomatoes Pizza
Try: Pesto Shrimp Pizza
Population: 44,226

Ohio: Mentor

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 8.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Calavittas Pizza Time
Try: PT Supremo Pizza
Population: 47,008

Vermont: South Burlington

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 8.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Leonard’s Pizza
Try: Fennel Sausage
Population: 18,378

Pennsylvania: Scranton

 

 

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 9.9 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Pizza by Pappas
Try: Pappas Special
Population: 75,842