DnD by state key takeaways:
Utah, Oregon, and Alaska play the most DnD in the United States, based on per capita search volume from Google Trends.
New York, New Jersey, and Hawaii play the least DnD in the United States.
Warlock is the most popular DnD class across the country, being the top DnD search term in 18 states.
Druids, Paladins, and Rangers are the least popular DnD class across the U.S., being the top DnD search term in just 1 state apiece.
It’s official: Dungeons and Dragons has moved out of the basement and into the mainstream. The success of the DnD movie has proven that nerdy is cool in 2023.
But that got us thinking: which states play the most DnD? Utah, Oregon, and Alaska play the most DnD per capita.
The ten states that play the most DnD:
The ten states that play the least DnD:
Interest in DnD by state
|Rank||State||Relative DnD search interest per capita|
What is each state’s favorite DnD class?
Warlock is the most popular DnD class in the most states (18). Druids (Utah), Paladins (Idaho), and Rangers (Idaho – tie) are the least popular DnD classes, as the favorite of just one state apiece.
Note that some states had two- or three-way ties for their favorite DnD class, showing equal search interest in each as their top choice. For the sake of the map, only one class is shown for these states.
Favorite DnD class by state
DnD classes’ most popular states
Artificer: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas
Barbarian: Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon
Bard: California, Minnesota, New Jersey, , Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin
Cleric: Maine, Rhode Island
Fighter: Arizona, Maine, Maryland, Tennessee
Monk: Colorado, Idaho, New Hampshire, Texas
Rogue: Connecticut, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Utah, West Virginia
Sorcerer: Florida, Nevada, Oregon
Warlock: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
Note that 7 states had insufficient search data for all DnD classes, so we could not determine their favorite DnD class.
We had Matt Zane’s, the expert behind DnD Lounge, research DnD popularity by state. We looked at Google Trends for DnD search terms on a score of 0 to 100, where 100 indicates the location with the most popularity as a percentage of the total searches in that location. A higher value means a higher proportion of all queries, not a higher absolute count.
For the nationwide comparison of which states play the most DnD, we looked at the search term “DnD.” For example, New York’s score of 28 for the search term “DnD” relative to Utah’s score of 100 means that people in New York search for DnD about 28% as much as Utah residents per capita.
For the relative comparison of which states favor each DnD class, we used the search term “DnD + [class name]” and then looked at each state’s highest-scoring class.