Arkansas is a pretty self-aware state for the most part, but how aware of Arkansas is the rest of America? These maps give us a humorously good idea of how the U.S. sees the Natural State. Thanks to websites that have culled data from the Internet and other sources, America now has culture-based cartography. You can agree or disagree with these maps, but one thing is sure: America definitely has an opinion on what’s going on in Arkansas.
10. Common Sense America
The people at alphadesigner.com put together this map of America based on common sense, or perhaps common knowledge. NobleWorksCards.com shared this map, and I think many people will agree that catfish and Arkansas are perfect for one another.
9. The Worst
This map provided by time.com, entitled "The United States of Shame", shows what each state is the absolute worst at doing. Arkansas apparently can't keep a high credit score despite so many of our towns and residents being so wealthy.
8. One Thing We're Known For
It's pretty cool that the Buffalo National River is one thing that puts Arkansas on the map! Upworthy.com notes much of Arkansas's fame comes from the banks of the beautiful Buffalo.
7. What We Googled In 2015
Estately.com studied Google searches throughout 2015 for each state, and we know Arkansas isn't concerned with flighty news items. ISIS was clearly on the minds of many Arkansans last year and is still likely high on the search list.
6. Most Iconic Soft Drink
Keep your NuGrape, southeast America. Arkansas has Grapette, and the whole country knows it! JoyReactor.com did an analysis on each state's most iconic soft drink, and Camden-based Grapette (now known as Grapette International) represents the Natural State on this map.
5. What Arkansas Is Netflixing
What's Arkansas watching on Netflix? Based on studies done by Slacktory.com and HackingNetflix.com, the inspiring film 'War Eagle, Arkansas' and John Wayne's 1970 classic 'Rio Lobo' are big Netflix hits around Arkansas.
4. What We're Best At Doing
Arkansas is doing great at healthcare for kids! We're also likely better at proofreading than whoever typed out that map's caption. JoyReactor assessed what's best in each state, and Arkansas can boast that our children can stay well with healthcare benefits that won't make the family's finances suffer.
3. Highest Paid Public Employees
There's a clearly apparent trend going on in the southern and southeast states when it comes to football. Whether it's tongue-in-cheek or not, time.com put together a list of the highest paid public figures in each state. It should come as no surprise that 'Football Coach' represents us--whether it's a high school coach or earning Bret Bielema's big bucks, Arkansas football coaches are treated like rock stars.
2. The Most Famous Brand
Of course it would be Walmart! BoredPanda.com put together each state's most famous brand, and it's only natural for the Natural State to have the billionaire Bentonville based brand of Wally-world on the map.
1. How AutoComplete Sees Us
"Arkansas is"...an absolute natural. BoredPanda.com culled a list of data based on what you'll see when you type states into a search engine. Compared to other states on the map, we're looked at rather favorably. By the way...thank God for Mississippi. Arkansas is officially first in obesity but that's not how AutoComplete sees us! We're natural and that's just how we like it.
If you want to see how the rest of America ranks culturally, check out the sites that feature these maps! Many thanks to
Time.com, BoredPanda, NobleWorksCards.com, JoyReactor.com, HackingNetflix.com, Estately.com, and Upworthy.com for putting together the best (and worst) of the U.S. in visual form! How do you feel about these unique maps of the Natural State? Leave a comment about what great and not-so-great things put Arkansas on the map.