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Which States Would (and Wouldn't) Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?

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 ("I knew we shouldn't have moved to Rhode Island!")

If you’re a fan of "The Walking Dead," or you often wonder how you'd fare against a horde of zombies, the charts below should interest you.

The real estate bloggers at Estately recently deteremined the states with the best and worst chance of outliving the undead, and the results are a little shocking. For instance, the state of Georgia — where "The Walking Dead" takes place — only ranks 41st in the likelihood of surviving an apocalypse: not very high.

So, where should you move if you want to survive? Alaska.

Estately arrived at these results by studying several factors, including: the population of each state (the bigger it is, the worst the plague would be); the percentage of each state that engages in physical activity (you'll need to run); the percentage of gun ownership (aim for the head!); and the percentage of cremations vs. burials (ashes won't reanimate).

So if you live in a desolate area, know how to shoot a gun, and exercise pretty regularly, congrats! You’ll most likely survive a zombie apocalypse. However, if you live in a highly populated area, have never held a gun in your life, and can’t remember the last time you exercised, well, let’s just say it’s not looking good.

Check out the chart below to see where your state ranks, then maybe start packing your bags: