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Maryland Ranked 30th Most Patriotic State in the Nation

Updated: Friday, July 4 2014, 06:36 PM EDT

After measuring factors including veterans per capita, money spent on veterans and percentage of residents that voted in the last presidential election, Maryland has been ranked the 30th most patriotic state in the Nation.

South Carolina came in first, followed by Maine, North Carolina, Wyoming and Virginia. California was ranked last. The ranking was done by the Movoto Real Estate Blog.

"The South definitely represented on this list, and the East in general made a very good showing. But how does one define a patriot? We think we came up with a pretty good method," Movado said. It used the following factors to compile the ranking;

-National Historic Landmarks per Capita
-Veterans per Capita
-Money Spent to Fund Veterans
-Percent of Residents That Voted in the Last Presidential Election
-People Who Google For American Flags to buy
-People Who List America as an Interest on Facebook

Maryland came in 9th for its voter turnout rank and 17th for its historical landmark rank. It came in 49th overall for its "Like America on Facebook" rank.

The data was obtained from sources including the 2012 U.S. Census, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Google Trends, Facebook, and Wikipedia.

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Maryland Ranked 30th Most Patriotic State in the Nation

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