Here Are Some Interesting Cat “Stats”

According to statistics from and verified in April, 2012, these are the countries with the highest cat populations.  I wasParisian Kitty a little surprised by some of the rankings, are you?  Check them out:

  1. United States, with 76.4 million
  2. China, with 53.1 million
  3. Russia, with 12.7 million
  4. Brazil, with 12.4 million
  5. France, with 9.6 million
  6. Italy, with 9.4 million
  7. U.K. with 7.7 million
  8. Ukraine, with 7.35 million
  9. Japan, with 7.3 million
  10. Germany, with 7.0 million

It’s obvious we in the US are by far the most cat loving country in the world.  To take it a step further, using verified data, here are the most cat loving states in the US based on number of registered cats:

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Texas
  4. Florida
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Ohio
  7. Illinois
  8. Michigan
  9. Washington
  10. Georgia
The 10 most popular cat breeds in the US, from, listed in order by popularity:
  1. Domestic Shorthair
  2. American Shorthair
  3. Domestic Medium Hair
  4. Domestic Long Hair
  5. Siamese
  6. Maine Coon
  7. Persian
  8. Russian Blue
  9. Himalayan
  10. Ragdoll

Here are some more interesting statistics:

  • There are an estimated 60 million feral cats in the US currently.
  • Cats sleep an average of 16 hours a day
  • Of the cats owned in the US, approximately 84% of them have been spayed or neutered


Written by Karen


Karen is Publisher of Fully Feline. She also owns a pet care business in Overland Park, KS called Joy of Living.