I know we didn’t need a study to tell us how great New Jerseyans are, but it’s nice to have confirmation.

A website called Ticket Source set out to determine which states produce the most entertainers across various categories such as musicians, actors, actresses, athletes, and comedians.

It shouldn’t shock you that the Garden State made the top 10.

TSM Illustration
TSM Illustration

Think of it: in each of those categories it’s easy to name someone from New Jersey for each of them.

Musicians: Bruce, Sinatra, Queen Latifah, to name a few.

Bruce Springsteen (Photo: Getty Images)
Bruce Springsteen (Photo: Getty Images)

Actors: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, of course.

Meryl Streep
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Athletes: Sure, Joe Flacco played for the Baltimore Ravens, but he was born in Audobon, NJ.

Wild Card Round - San Diego Chargers v Baltimore Ravens
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Comedians: Chris Gethard has a whole comedy album dedicated to New Jersey called “Taylor Ham, Egg, and Cheese.”

That is Jersey pride.

truTV's The Chris Gethard Show Press Event
Jason Kempin

Ticket Source used Wikipedia to gather their list of celebrities from each state. According to their methodology:

For each category, we then counted how many stars had been born in each state to create a ranking, before taking an overall number by combining all four categories.

With that in mind, these are the states that produce the most talent, according to Ticket Source:

1️⃣ California
2️⃣ New York
3️⃣ Texas
4️⃣ Pennsylvania
5️⃣ Illinois
6️⃣ Ohio
7️⃣ Florida
8️⃣ Michigan
9️⃣ New Jersey
🔟 Massachusetts

California and New York topping the list isn’t very shocking, but I’ll admit I wasn’t expecting Texas to grab that third spot.

Texas road sign concept

Ticket Source determined that New Jersey has produced 910 actors or actresses, 537 singers or rappers, 2,349 athletes, and 58 comedians, totaling 3,854 stars.

For anyone who needs convincing on the talent produced by the Garden State, here’s a sample of what we have to offer...

Famous NJ people from A to Z (almost)

LOOK: Which movies were filmed in New Jersey?

Stacker compiled a list of movies filmed in New Jersey using data from Movie Locations, with additional information about each film collected from IMDb.

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The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Kylie Moore. Any opinions expressed are Kylie's own. You can follow Kylie on Instagram.

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