Monday, March 20, 2023

May the 4th be with you: Utah is the most Star Wars-obsessed state + fun facts

It’s time to raise a glass of blue milk because it’s May 4th, Star Wars Day.
In honor of the big day, with a mix of classic and new Star Wars legends, we’ve rounded up some of the most interesting Star Wars stats to increase your knowledge of.

Our friends at Shane Company went into hyperdrive and discovered the most Star Wars-obsessed states in America and other keyword-based data on one of the most popular franchises of all time.

Possible spoilers ahead, read carefully.

Top Five Star Wars Obsessed States

Google Trends ranks each state from zero to 100 for any given search term. A state’s rank is based on the search interest for a keyword as a proportion of all searches in the state during a given period.

To determine the most Star Wars-obsessed kingdoms, The Shane Company summed up and researched 217 search terms across the following categories, heroes/jedis, villains/sith, locations, vehicles, and alien races. As a result, they determined which kingdoms searched for the most Star Wars-related topics and ranked the most popular ones.

The search terms were collected in February of 2022, tracking searches over the past three years for each term, from February 2019 to February 2022.

This is the Wild West in the Milky Way; No wonder the top five Star Wars-obsessed states are in the western part of America

#5 California

California is coming at number five. Not only does it make the list, but the state is home to the original filming locations of Forest Moon of Endor (Del Norte County) and various scenes from Tatooine (Death and Buttercup Valley), not to mention the all-new Star Wars Live Disney+ . on action show

Most popular search terms:

Most Searched Hero/Jedi – R2-D2

Most Searched Villain/Sith – Orson Krennik

Most Searched TV Shows/Movies – The Last Jedi

Most Searched Locations – Kashyyyak

Most Searched Vehicles – Mon Calamari Cruiser

Most Searched Species – Jawa

#4 Colorado

Just behind California is Colorado, and unsurprisingly, their most-searched location is not Hoth.

Most popular search terms:

Most Searched Hero/Jedi – R2-D2

Most Searched Villain/Sith – Bossy

Most Searched TV Show/Movie – The Book of Boba Fett

Most Searched Location – Nal Hutta

Most Searched Vehicle – Imperial Shuttle

Most Searched Species – Lasato

#3 Oregon

Oregon is in third place. In line with California and Colorado, the most searched hero is the most famous astromech droid in the Milky Way, R2-D2.

Most popular search terms:

Most Searched Hero/Jedi – R2-D2

Most Searched Villain/Sith – Wat Tambor

Most Searched TV Shows/Movies – The Last Jedi

Most Searched Location – Dathomir

Most Searched Vehicle – Imperial Star Destroyer

Most Searched Species – Gungan

#2 Washington

Washington is in second place. California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington all share droids as their most-searched heroes/Jedi. California, Oregon and Washington shared “The Last Jedi” as the most searched TV show/movie.

Most popular search terms:
Most Searched Hero/Jedi – C-3PO

Most Searched Villain/Sith – Mother Talzin

Most Searched TV Shows/Movies – The Last Jedi

Most Searched Locations – Coruscant

Most Searched Vehicles – Y-Wing

Most Searched Species – Etherian

#1 Utah

First place as the most Star Wars-obsessed state goes to Utah. It is the first state in the top five that does not have a droid as the most searched Hero/Jedi. The search terms that top Utah’s list are more popular, unlike other states that show more specific or lesser-known terms.

Most popular search terms:

Most Searched Hero/Jedi – Yoda

Most Searched Villain/Sith – Darth Vader

Most searched TV show/movie – The Mandalorian

Most Searched Locations – Naboo

Most Searched Vehicle – Death Star

Most Searched Species – Mandalorian

Most Searched Hero/Jedi Grogu, or “Baby Yoda”

The youngest Jedi in training, Grogu was the most popular Hero/Jedi to be discovered across the United States. Grogu beat the classic characters from the Star Wars universe by a long shot.

Unofficially nicknamed “Baby Yoda,” this leg-long carnivore stole the hearts of Star Wars ultra fans and casual fans alike. Even those who don’t consider themselves fans to melt down on their foreign teammates. Not bad for a combination of Puppet and CGI.

Most Searched Villain/Sith Shave Palpatine, or Darth Sidious

Chev Palpatine or Darth Sidious, the main antagonist in most of the Star Wars films and TV productions, grew in popularity. Escaping from what we thought in Return of the Jedi, his spirit entered a clone of his body and proclaimed himself as the grandfather of the Jedi Rey in The Rise of Skywalker.

Most Searched Movie/TV Show

the last jedic
Even after recent releases like “The Rise of Skywalker,” “The Mandalorian,” and “The Book of Boba Fett,” the 2017 film cracked the Star Wars franchise’s most-searched movie/TV show. It is the second highest-grossing Star Wars film after The Force Awakens and 15th among the highest-grossing films of all time.

The film marked the end of the Skywalker legacy, making room for a new era of stories set in a galaxy far, far away. However, that hasn’t stopped Disney and Lucasfilm from exploring the in-depth stories of fan-favorite characters from the original films and beyond.

The “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series is set to release its first episode on May 27, 2022.

most searched places


Although Wookiee Homeworld didn’t see much time to show off its beloved residents—unless you count the infamous 1978 Star Wars holiday special—it did make the top searched spot. Chewbacca would be proud.

Most Searched Vehicles

star destroyer

Surprisingly, neither the Millennium Falcon, which made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, nor the Death Star, which destroyed the X-Wing, made it to the most searched list.

Not so much a fun fact: at the height of the Empire, they boasted over 25,000 Imperial Star Destroyers.

Overall Most Discovered Species


Sith are not just a sect like the Jedi Order. Sith (also called Sith purebloods or Red Sith) are a genus of red-skinned, humanoid aliens. Much of the population was Force-sensitive and embodied, you guessed it, the dark side of the Force.

The exiled Jedi found the Sith species and began to rule them as Sith lords to form the Sith Order. After the Jedi-Sith War during the fall of the Old Republic and interbreeding between Sith and humans, the red-skinned Sith became extinct as we know them today.

Fun Fact: According to the comics, the Sith race favors the Left.

highest grossing film

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

The 2015 film “The Force Awakens” went on to gross $2,069,521,700 worldwide. It is currently the fourth highest-grossing film of all time, behind James Cameron’s “Avatar,” “Avengers: Endgame” and “Titanic.”

Star Wars is currently the second-highest-grossing film franchise behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and its total worldwide box office revenue exceeds US$10 billion.

Most Expensive Pieces of Star Wars Memorabilia Sold

In 2017, a complete R2-D2 droid used in the first Star Wars film of 1977 sold for $2.76 million.
The sale made the droid the most expensive Star Wars memorabilia ever made.

an adorable filming cover up

Porg are small bird-like creatures that live in Ahch-To on Luke Skywalker’s island. They’re not just a cute addition to smothering Chewbacca; Filming space is reserved for puffins. Unfortunately, the producers of the film could not legally relocate Puffins, and editing them was challenging, so they created Porgs.
So let’s settle it down, who shot first?

han shot first
In the original 1977 release of “Star Wars: A New Hope”, in the Mos Eisley cantina scene where Han Solo encounters bounty hunter Gredo, Han kills Greedo. George Lucas later edited the scene in the 1997 special edition re-release of the film where Greed attempted the first shot.

Lucas wanted to reveal that Han acted in self-defense; Fans took an aggressive stance after this change, making it an unrelenting controversy among the Star Wars community. Many fans thought it went against the character of Halo Solo.

Cantina Music Queue
Star Wars has spanned generations of fans, and the makers show no signs of slowing down. There are more galaxy adventures in the works, legends to discover, and hopefully more facts to uncover.


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