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*The original article was posted by Matador Network*

ACCORDING to the Outdoor Industry Association’s 2017 National Recreation Economy Report, outdoor recreation in the United States generates $887 billion in spendings each year and represents 7.6 million American jobs.

That said, not all states are outdoorsy. The report mentioned above includes a survey that reveals the percentage of the population of each state that participates in outdoor recreation activities. The 10 most outdoorsy states are:

·         Alaska: 81%

·         Montana: 81%

·         Idaho: 79%

·         North Dakota: 76%

·         Wyoming: 73%

·         Utah: 72%

·         Vermont: 72%

·         Washington: 72%

·         Colorado: 71%

·         Maine: 70%

 

 

 

To better visualize this data, All Things Waterproof created the map below:

Texans, New Yorkers, and Alabamians clearly need to go out and spend some time in nature as less than 55% of them participate in outdoor activities.

The least outdoorsy people in the nation are New Jerseyites; less than 50% of them participate in outdoor recreational activities. What’s up, NJ? Didn’t you notice your amazing coastline? Go for a swim, a surf, or a paddle and raise those numbers!

For more about the report, check All Things Waterproof’s article.

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