Americans who search for the term “coca cola” most likely live in Georgia, while the Pepsi people are probably in Chicago.
Career resource website Zippia researched which companies each state googles more than any other. Some of the results aren’t surprising. The most searched company in Michigan, home to the “Big Three” — the largest automakers in the United States — is Ford Motors. Costco, the warehouse club retailer, is popular in Washington State, where its corporate offices are located.
Zippia used Google Trends to develop its data. Google Trends allows users to put type in certain search terms and see how popular that term is relative to other places.
Big oil companies are not the most searched in Texas; that honor goes to the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group.The soft drink company is headquartered in Plano, Texas. Best Buy is hot in Minnesota, where the retailer’s corporate offices are located. The same is true for the craft store Hobby Lobby, the most googled company in Oklahoma, which is based in the Sooner State.
However, hometown companies don’t always draw the most interest.
For example, although the Danish company, The Lego Group, has its U.S. offices in Connecticut, the toy maker is most popular in Utah. Lego competitions are apparently big in the Beehive State. Three hundred Lego teams have competed in regional tournaments, according to a recent article in the local Herald Extra.
And the Gap rocks it in New York, even though the casual clothing retailer’s main offices are in San Francisco.
Here’s the complete map showing which company each state googled more than any other:
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