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Here's How Michigan Ranks Among Other States In Recreational Boats Per Capita

(CBS DETROIT) - Boating season is upon us, and data from the US Coast Guard and US Census Bureau was used to see where different states rank in recreational boats per capita.

According to the data, the northern Midwest is the top boating region, and it seems to dominate most of the coastal states on a per capita basis.


The findings show that Michigan ranks No. 6 in recreational boats per capita.

In addition to this, the top 10 recreational boating states, based on registered watercraft per 100,000 people are:

  1. Minnesota - 14,505
  2. South Carolina - 11,161
  3. Wisconsin - 10,444
  4. North Dakota - 8,809
  5. Maine - 8,397
  6. Michigan - 8,066
  7. New Hampshire - 7,077
  8. Alaska - 6,887
  9. Montana - 6,822
  10. Louisiana - 6,790

The map was created by, a recreational boating website where you can find plenty of additional information about boating.

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