2 Colorado Cities Among the Best Places to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

By Shawn Patrick on August 31, 2023
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After watching the first four or five seasons of The Walking Dead, I was convinced a real zombie apocalypse could happen. Then the show got weird, but that’s a story for another day. 

So if zombies did start roaming the earth, how would Colorado fare when it comes to best places to survive? 

A recent study conducted by Lawn Love determined which American cities would give residents the best chance for survival should zombies start roaming the streets. They compared 200 cities across 30 different metrics in five categories of data (vulnerability, hideouts, supplies, protection, and mobility), and a couple Colorado cities did really well.

Ranking the highest in our state was Colorado Springs, claiming the 13th spot overall. The city ranked high in regard to ‘protection’ and ‘vulnerability’ metrics, 8th and 10th respectively, with ‘protection’ metrics including factors related to available weaponry and training and ‘vulnerability’ metrics including factors related to local military presence, physical health of residents, and presence of medical care.

Meanwhile, Denver also ranked well, 20th overall, with it’s highest rank being a 12th-place rank in the ‘protection’ category of metrics.

Elsewhere in Colorado, Fort Collins ranked 41st, Aurora ranked 93rd Lakewood ranked 116th, and Thornton ranked 160th.

Overall, the top ranking city nationwide was Houston and the lowest ranking city was Miramar, Florida.

See the rankings here.

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