Amarillo Ranked As The #1 Best Place To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse
The idea of a zombie apocalypse is terrifying, with hordes of the undead running around, the collapse of civilization as we know it, and not knowing who or what to trust. One of the biggest hypothetical questions that get tossed around when fantasizing is where would be the best place to go during the apocalypse.
Well according to an article by Texas Monthy, Amarillo ranks as #1 for the best place to be in during the zombie apocalypse, over contenders like El Paso, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.
Now, why would Amarillo be the place to be when the undead rise? Well, here are three good reasons why.
1. Population Density
According to stats by worldpopulationreview.com, the population density of Amarillo, Texas sits at around 1,998 people per square mile. Compare that to any bigger city like Austin, which has a population density of 3,167 people per square mile and you can see why Amarillo's smaller population density would benefit you when your neighbors turn into flesh-eating monsters.
One of the best aspects about living in Amarillo, Texas is the fact that we are close enough to enough locations to consider them a possible travel destination, but far enough to not consider any major cities as our neighbors.
We as a city are in our own little remote region in the Northwest Texas region.
We are 365 miles from Dallas, 259 miles from Oklahoma City, and 288 miles from Albuquerque. So any fleeing populations from major U.S. cities would not be a pressing concern in the early stages of an apocalypse. But eventually, we would have to figure out what to do with travelers coming off of I-40 and I-27, so you do have that to take into consideration.
This is more of an overall Texas thing but we're a Texas city, aren't we?
According to Statistica, Texas has the highest number of registered firearms standing at a staggering number of 1,006,555. And when you look at this map of Texas showing where the guns in our state are located, you can see that Amarillo would be locked and loaded if we ever have to defend ourselves against undead invaders.
So if the zombie apocalypse were ever to erupt and civilization as we know it collapses, just remember that Amarillo's your place to go. You can thank me later when Amarillo becomes a safe haven during the zombie apocalypse.
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