Colorado Ranks Among States Most Fanatic About Star Wars

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When you think of Colorado and “Star Wars” it might surprise you to know the state has some of the movie franchise’s biggest fans in the nation.

With Star Wars Day coming May 4, BetColorado.com — which typically features extensive coverage of Colorado sports betting — decided to look at the states most fanatic about the “Star Wars” franchise.

Using Google Trends, we found and ranked each states interest in “Star Wars,” based on search interest score.

This piece has been updated from a previous version written by Douglas Pils.

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Biggest Star Wars Fans

Rank State Search Interest Score
1Utah100
2Idaho80
T3New Hampshire74
T3Alaska74
5Colorado72
6Washington71
7Oregon70
8California68
9Minnesota67
10Montana66


Star Wars Celebrations Started in Denver

Despite the fact none of the movies have been filmed here, and there’s no amusement park rides honoring “Star Wars,” Colorado is fifth in the nation for being the most fanatic about the franchise.

One reason Colorado ranks so high among fanatics is the first Star Wars Celebration event was held in Denver in 1999. According to historycolorado.org, Colorado’s Dan Madsen ran the Star Wars Fan Club and helped plan the event in 1999, which preceded the release of “Episode I: The Phantom Menace.”

The event was held at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum and about 20,000 fans attended to see some of the movie’s stars.

In a more recent update that may or may not have anything to do with “Star Wars” fandom in Colorado, George Lucas’ wife, Mellody Hobson, became one of the new co-owners of the Denver Broncos in 2022. Of course, Lucas is the mastermind behind all things “Star Wars.”

Starting this season, betting on the Broncos on Colorado betting apps could more literally provide an “out of this world” experience.

So as May 4 approaches, just know many in Colorado will be celebrating. May the force be with you.

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