WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - There may be a baby boom in Arkansas, Iowa and Virginia, flaring allergies in California and New Hampshire, a health craze in the Mid-Atlantic, and a frenzy of brides-to-be in Texas - according to Walmart statistics on the retail giant's most popular products sold online in each state.
Walmart.com shoppers are going crazy for baby products in Arkansas, diapers in Iowa, and baby puffs cereal in Virginia. In California, antihistamine Zyrtec is the top product, as is nasal spray in New Hampshire.
The data suggest Delawareans are concerned about wellness, buying up vitamins and medicine. States interested in fitness appear to be New Jersey (dumbbells), New Mexico (golf balls), Idaho (Gatorade) and Massachusetts (tennis balls).
It seems love is in the air in Texas, where Lone Star couples are purchasing wedding invitations.
Autumn doesn't arrive until Sept. 22, but Nevadans are already thinking about fall, stocking up on canned pumpkin.
Per Walmart stats, there are food-lovers across America, but not necessarily the healthy kind. Sweet-tooths appear to reside in Washington (Starburst), Utah (chocolate), South Dakota (lemon cake), Alabama (cake mixes) and Rhode Island (Jell-O). Louisianians seem to be really into raisins, while data indicate Oregonians are munching on Chex Mix, Mainers are making PB&J sandwiches, and West Virginians are heating up ramen noodles.
North Carolinians may just be looking for ways to cut their food since their most-purchased Walmart.com product is electric knives. In Arizona, toasters reign supreme.
Some states are just thirsty: North Dakota (drink mixes), Colorado (apple juice), Mississippi (cran-energy juice) and Nebraska (beverage tumblers).
In Walmart.com terms, the most playful states are Wisconsin (Shopkins), Ohio (Hatchimals) and Illinois (puzzle storage). Legos are hottest in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
Keen on tech-friendly dwellings are New Yorkers and Floridians; they're buying connected home devices.
States most concerned with cleanliness and personal hygiene appear to be Indiana (hand sanitizer), Kansas (shampoo and conditioner), Montana (laundry detergent), Missouri (disposable washcloths) and the District of Columbia (Palmer's Cocoa Butter).
Did you even know you could buy traffic safety cones on Walmart.com? Tennesseeans do; the road work staple is their most popular Walmart.com purchase.
The Arkansas-based largest retailer in the world says 90 percent of Americans live within 10 miles of a Walmart. Below is a complete list of the most popular products sold on Walmart.com by state:
- Alabama: Cake Mixes
- Alaska: Bathroom Decor
- Arizona: Toasters
- Arkansas: Baby Products
- California: Zyrtec
- Colorado: Apple Juice
- Connecticut: Movies
- Delaware: Vitamins and Medicine
- District of Columbia: Palmer's Cocoa Butter
- Florida: Connected Home
- Georgia: Humidifiers
- Hawaii: Fabric
- Idaho: Gatorade
- Illinois: Puzzle Storage
- Indiana: Hand Sanitizer
- Iowa: Diapers
- Kansas: Shampoo and Conditioner
- Kentucky: Legos
- Louisiana: Raisins
- Maine: Peanut Butter and Jelly
- Maryland: Certificate Holders
- Massachusetts: Tennis Balls
- Michigan: Life Jackets
- Minnesota: Folding Chairs
- Mississippi: Cran-Energy Juice
- Missouri: Disposable Washcloths
- Montana: Laundry Detergent
- Nebraska: Beverage Tumblers
- Nevada: Canned Pumpkin
- New Hampshire: Nasal Spray
- New Jersey: Dumbbells
- New Mexico: Golf Balls
- New York: Connected Home
- North Carolina: Electric Knives
- North Dakota: Drink Mixes
- Ohio: Hatchimals
- Oklahoma: Tools
- Oregon: Chex Mix
- Pennsylvania: Legos
- Rhode Island: Jell-O
- South Carolina: Garage Door Openers
- South Dakota: Lemon Cake
- Tennessee: Traffic Safety Cones
- Texas: Wedding Invitations
- Utah: Chocolate
- Vermont: Luggage Racks
- Virginia: Baby Puffs Cereal
- Washington: Starburst
- West Virginia: Ramen Noodles
- Wisconsin: Shopkins
- Wyoming: Freezer Packs