Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Annual Review of 2010: State by state rankings

Did you see our brand-new Annual Review page of our website, available in the "About us" section? There's a great new video, downloadable pdf, and infographic - lots of great info!

Many of you like to keep track of your state's rank year by year......here's the breakdown! Go find more cardmakers in your area and raise your ranking in 2011!


  1. CA 50,890
  2. WA 31,121
  3. TX 27,537
  4. IL 25,652
  5. NY 24,574
  6. PA 21,982
  7. OH 21,277
  8. MO 21,045
  9. NC 20,978
  10. MN 20,888
  11. FL 18,951
  12. MI 18,896
  13. WI 17,809
  14. AZ 15,102
  15. VA 13,108
  16. IN 12,915
  17. CT 11,836
  18. CO 11,653
  19. IA 10,165
  20. TN 9,811
  21. GA 9,397
  22. MD 8,856
  23. UT 8,310
  24. NJ 7,715
  25. NV 6,679
  26. ID 6,582
  27. NH 6,192
  28. OR 5,096
  29. KS 4,949
  30. MA 4,935
  31. SC 4,848
  32. NE 4,688
  33. LA 4,677
  34. OK 3,410
  35. KY 3,328
  36. AL 3,101
  37. ME 2,783
  38. AR 2,271
  39. NM 2,165
  40. WV 1,634
  41. ND 1,556
  42. RI 1,379
  43. MS 1,295
  44. HI 1,125
  45. AK 988
  46. SD 962
  47. DE 547
  48. MT 383
  49. VT 336
  50. WY 253
  51. Wash. DC 143
International stampers sent in 2,570 cards!

8 comments:

Yolanda said...

Fun! Missouri moved up...and I helped :)

Pamela said...

Gooo Cali!!

Ann said...

Wow! I LOVE the fact that over 2500 cards were sent by international stampers!! Okay, so I also like that Mn is #10 :)

SaDeBuque said...

thanks for adding us international-ers lol :) glad i could have helped and cant wait to help NY beat out cali next month, when we move back home!!!! good job to every state tho, every little bit helps!

Ms. Petersen said...

These numbers aren’t true rankings of each state’s participation because they don’t normalize for populations. The only equal comparison would be the percent of each state’s population that sends cards to OWH, not the number of cards received. To get this percentage, you divide the number of cards received by the respective state’s population.

To illustrate why this is important, it turns out that Washington, D.C., last on the list, actually has a high participation rate (2.38 percent), while California, first on the list, actually has a fairly average participation rate (.0013 percent).

I really hesitated posting this message because I don’t want to seem contentious. It’s just that statistics is one of my things, and well, okay, I just wanted Utah to be a lot higher. :)

Operation Write Home said...

You're definitely right Ms Petersen - all I did was list the quantities straight up. Thanks for pointing that out!

Eileen said...

Way cool PA went from like a little over 6000 cards all the way up to No 5 with over 21000 cards. It may have been my group that helped out some with that. We sent in over 7000 cards last year. We kicked butt the first year and want to send in even more this second year. Thanks guys.

Adele said...

Hey Eileen. Is our group, based in PA taking credit for the cards made in CA? LOL! Yes, we are kicking butt, but some butts are icy cold while other butts are enjoying the sunshine. Love ya!