The pizza capital of every state

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Papa John's Pizza, along with Budweiser, benefited handsomely from Peyton Manning after the Super Bowl. "The Sheriff" shook hands with Papa John after the game and mentioned his love for Budweiser multiple times. Though these were supposedly unpaid, they are unsurprising given Manning's financial ties to both brands.

For Papa John's in particular, this was a very fortuitous move on Manning's part — advertising right after the Super Bowl and right before National Pizza Day?

Some might call it perfect timing.

In honor of National Pizza Day, the experts at FindTheHome wanted to discover the cities that love pizza the most. Using the most recent 2014 estimates from the American Community Survey, they found the cities with the highest density of pizza restaurants per 10,000 people.

Note: Cities with populations of 30,000 people or more were considered, except for in Alaska and Vermont, where cities with populations over 5,000 people were considered. This ensured that at least three cities were considered for every state. In the case of ties, the more populous city is ranked higher.

#50. Hawaii: Urban Honolulu

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 1.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: The Lovin Oven
Try: True Hawaiian
Population: 345,130

#49. Wyoming: Cheyenne

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 2.8 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Mr. Jim's Pizza
Try: Sticky Fingers
Population: 61,470

#48. Nebraska: Grand Island

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Godfather's Pizza
Try: Humble Pizza
Population: 50,059

#47. Utah: Draper

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Oak Wood Fire Kitchen
Try: LeROY
Population: 44,656

#46. Alaska: Anchorage

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Fat Ptarmigan
Try: Hot Coppa
Population: 298,178

#45. Delaware: Wilmington

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.4 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: DiMeo's Pizzaiuoli Napulitani
Try: Napoletana
Population: 71,263

#44. Idaho: Boise

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.4 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Flying Pie Pizzaria
Try: #1 Contest Combo
Population: 211,655

#43. New Mexico: Santa Fe

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.5 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Rooftop Pizzeria
Try: #3 House Specialty
Population: 69,245

#42. Louisiana: Metairie

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.5 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: That's Amore
Try: Supreme Pie
Population: 140,074

#41. North Dakota: Minot

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Uncle Maddio's Pizza
Try: Southwest Baja
Population: 44,533

#40. Kansas: Overland Park

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Johnny Jo's Pizzeria
Try: Fresh Mozzarella
Population: 178,945

#39. Alabama: Dothan

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza & Grill
Try: New School Pepperoni
Population: 67,574

#38. South Dakota: Rapid City

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Kōl
Try: Italiano
Population: 70,126

#37. Oklahoma: Edmond

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.8 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Hideaway Pizza
Try: Bada Bing
Population: 85,084

#36. Oregon: Beaverton

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 3.9 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: MOD Pizza
Try: The Xtreme
Population: 92,593

#35. Mississippi: Hattiesburg

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Fox's Pizza
Try: Steak Rancher Gourmet Pizza
Population: 46,629

#34. Washington: Edmonds

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.2 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Romeo's Restaurant & Pizzeria
Try: Rudolph's Special Pizza Lunch
Population: 40,343

#33. Arkansas: North Little Rock

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.3 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: ZaZa Fine Salad and Wood Oven Pizza
Try: Quattro Formaggi
Population: 64,731

#32. Nevada: Paradise

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.4 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Metro Pizza
Try: Chicken Scarpiello Pizza
Population: 223,182

#31. Iowa: Cedar Falls

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.5 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Tony's La Pizzeria
Try: Italian Tradition
Population: 40,009

#30. Maine: Portland

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.5 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Flatbread Company
Try: Jay's Heart
Population: 66,317

#29. Minnesota: Eagan

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Red's Savoy Pizza
Try: Savoy House Special
Population: 65,053

#28. Texas: Flower Mound

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Enzo's NY Pizzeria
Try: Mulberry Street
Population: 67,630

#27. Georgia: Johns Creek

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Alessio's Restaurant & Pizzeria
Try: The New Yorker
Population: 80,979

#26. Maryland: Hagerstown

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Vince's New York Pizza
Try: Sicilian Style Deep Dish
Population: 40,295

#25. Colorado: Boulder

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Pizzeria Locale
Try: Giorno di Neve
Population: 102,002

#24. Wisconsin: Fond du Lac

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.9 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Ala Roma
Try: Stromboli Panzerotti
Population: 43,007

#23. Montana: Great Falls

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.9 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: MacKenzie River Pizza Co.
Try: Good ol' Boy
Population: 59,017

#22. South Carolina: Charleston

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 4.9 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Monza
Try: Materassi
Population: 125,458

#21. Rhode Island: Warwick

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: The Ripe Tomato
Try: Margarita Pizza
Population: 82,065

#20. Illinois: Downers Grove

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Dan's Pizza
Try: Green Pepper and Onion
Population: 49,372

#19. Virginia: Harrisonburg

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Bella Luna Wood Fired Pizza
Try: Proscuitto Arugula
Population: 50,821

#18. Kentucky: Bowling Green

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Home Cafe & Marketplace
Try: Blackberry, Brie and Fried Okra Pizza
Population: 60,660

#17. Tennessee: Cleveland

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.4 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Lupi's Pizza
Try: Pizza Pie
Population: 42,331

#16. Arizona: Scottsdale

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.4 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Grimaldi's Pizza
Try: Build your own pizza!
Population: 223,519

#15. Michigan: Portage

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.5 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Franco's Italian Pizzeria
Try: Chicken Club Pizza
Population: 47,137

#14. California: San Luis Obispo

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Petra
Try: Tri Tip Pizza
Population: 45,911

#13. North Carolina: Asheville

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 5.8 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Mellow Mushroom
Try: Mellowterranean Pizza
Population: 85,783

#12. Missouri: Jefferson City

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Arris' Pizza
Try: Bruschetta Pizza
Population: 43,184

#11. New Jersey: Hoboken

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Johnny Pepperoni
Try: Thin Crust Pie
Population: 51,979

#10. Indiana: Greenwood

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 6.3 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza
Try: Cheese Louise
Population: 52,799

#9. Connecticut: Norwich

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 6.4 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Tulli's Family Pizza
Try: Breakfast Pizza
Population: 40,378

#8. New Hampshire: Manchester

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 6.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Vintage Pizza
Try: Greek Pizza
Population: 110,065

#7. New York: Hicksville

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 7.2 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Mama Venezia Pizza
Try: Personal Buffalo Pie
Population: 41,784

#6. West Virginia: Huntington

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 7.3 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: La Famiglia
Try: Bacon and Pepperoncini Pizza
Population: 49,053

#5. Florida: Miami Beach

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 7.6 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Visa-O1
Try: Star Luca
Population: 90,669

#4. Massachusetts: Pittsfield

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 7.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Hot Tomatoes Pizza
Try: Pesto Shrimp Pizza
Population: 44,226

#3. Ohio: Mentor

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 8.1 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Calavittas Pizza Time
Try: PT Supremo Pizza
Population: 47,008

#2. Vermont: South Burlington

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 8.7 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Leonard's Pizza
Try: Fennel Sausage
Population: 18,378

#1. Pennsylvania: Scranton

Density of Pizza Restaurants: 9.9 per 10,000 people
Notable Restaurant: Pizza by Pappas
Try: Pappas Special
Population: 75,842

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