Kansas Among States With Least Interest in Buying Christmas Trees

Kansas Among States With Least Interest in Buying Christmas Trees
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The time of the season for finding the perfect piney accoutrement to celebrate the holiday is upon us.  

Americans have started decorating their homes just in time for the Christmas holiday. While for some, that means taking the boxed Christmas tree out of the attic and dusting it off, others will be going to live tree farms to buy their holiday centerpiece. 

How many folks are still participating in this tradition? BetKansas.com took a break from Kansas sports betting to rank each state based on their interest in buying a real Christmas tree.

BetKansas.com utilized Google Trends to look at the search volume for the queries “real Christmas trees near me” and “live Christmas trees near me” for the dates between the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve in 2020, 2021, and 2022 (for 2022, we utilized the range of dates between the day after Thanksgiving and December 1st). 

After gathering that data, BetKansas.com ranked the interest of the states based on the average search volume.

Here's what we found for the Sunflower State, regarding Kansas’ interest (or lack thereof) in finding the right tree for the holidays.  

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States Most/Least Interested in Real Christmas Trees

Rank State Avg. Search Volume*
1Delaware49.5
2New Hampshire36.3
3Louisiana33.6
4Ohio33.3
5West Virginia33.2
6Kentucky31.5
7Rhode Island31
8Alabama30.5
9Virginia30
10New Mexico29.5
11Iowa29.2
12Arizona29
13Pennsylvania28.3
14North Carolina28.2
15 Mississippi27.8
16Wisconsin27.7
17Nevada27.5
18Minnesota27.4
19Missouri26.2
20Indiana25.5
21New Jersey25.3
22Michigan25
23Florida23.3
24Utah22.3
25Massachusetts22.2
26 South Carolina21.8
27Texas21.5
28Georgia21.2
29Illinois20.8
30 Maine20.7
31DC19.8
32Idaho18.8
33Connecticut18.5
34Tennessee18.2
35Colorado17.5
36Maryland17
37North Dakota16.7
38Nebraska16.5
39Washington15.7
40California15.5
41 New York15
42Arkansas14.7
43Kansas10.5
44Oregon9.7
45Oklahoma6.8
T46Alaska/Hawaii/Montana/South Dakota/Vermont/Wyoming0
*Scaled out of 100

Kansas Among States Least Interested in Real Trees

Kansas ranked 43rd out of 51 (50 states and Washington D.C.) for its search volume, at 10.5 out of 100.  

The state ranked behind New York (15) and Arkansas (14.7) and ahead of Oregon (9.7) and Oklahoma (6.8), when measured by search volume, showing where Kansas ranks nationally when it comes to holiday spirit.  

The overall leaders in the Christmas tree clubhouse were Delaware (49.5), New Hampshire (36.3), Louisiana (33.7), Ohio (33.3), and West Virginia (33.2).  

Conversely, the bottom states for Christmas tree search volume were tropical Hawaii and snowy Alaska, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming — all of whom scored a grand total of 0 apiece by search volume.  

The median states for search volume in the U.S. were No. 25 Massachusetts (22.2) and No. 26 South Carolina (21.8).  

Kansas’ neighbors showed varying levels of interest in real trees, with Missouri ranking 19th at 26.2, Colorado ranking 35th at 17.5, Nebraska coming in at 38th (16.5), and Oklahoma 45th (6.8).  

As we approach the holidays, now may be the right time to slip out and buy that perfect pine or spruce if you live in Kansas, as it appears few of your neighbors are bound to be doing the same thing.  

That’s the takeaway from the Sunflower State’s search results, at least, as the heart of the Midwest apparently prefers synthetic trees over the real thing.   

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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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