Cat Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Department of Animal Care and Control
Research Date: 1.1.2014
Most Popular US Cat Breeds
Domestic Shorthair61,046
American Shorthair37,545
Domestic Medium Hair16,776
Domestic Long Hair15,049
Siamese14,582
Maine Coon10,852
Persian6,717
Russian Blue3,864
Himalayan3,701
Ragdoll3,567
Bengal3,118
Manx2,349
British Shorthair2,171
Norwegian Forest Cat1,827
Bombay1,580
Most Popular Female Cat NamesMost Popular Male Cat Names
Chloe1,160Max1,095
Bella1,073Tigger1,094
Lucy1,025Tiger959
Kitty921Smokey921
Princess877Oliver890
Molly810Charlie784
Sophie783Jack772
Lily758Buddy771
Angel739Simba714
Sassy695Shadow702
Top States with Most Registered Cats
California18,908
New York10,063
Texas9,665
Florida8,818
Pennsylvania7,859
Ohio6,577
Illinois5,460
Michigan5,393
Washington5,201
Ontario4,336
Georgia4,229
Massachusetts4,122
New Jersey4,110
North Carolina4,048
Virginia3,909
Top Ten Countries with Highest Cat Population (estimate)
1 USA 76,430,000
2 China 53,100,000
3 Russia 12,700,000
4 Brazil 12,466,000
5 France 9,600,000
6 Italy 9,400,000
7 UK 7,700,000
8 Ukraine 7,350,000
9 Japan 7,300,000
10 Germany 7,000,000
General Cat Statistics 
Number of feral cats living on the streets in the USA today.60,000,000
Average time in a day a cat spends sleeping16 hours
Number of tastebuds on a cat tongue473
Percent of owned cats in the USA that are spayed or neutered.84 %
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