Been wondering where in Minnesota offers the best chance for surviving a zombie apocalypse? Wonder no more -- and I can tell you that St. Cloud is not your best shot. You'll be much better off in Morris, Chaska, or Rochester. I'm here to help you survive.

Thanks to the team at for analyzing each communities' zombie resources, defenses, and demographics -- and it turns out that your best chance at survival will be in these counties in Minnesota:

  1. Carver (Chaska): Survival rating = 95.4
  2. Olmsted (Rochester): Survival rating = 93.8
  3. Stevens (Morris): Survival rating = 91.8
  4. Lyon (Marshall): Survival rating = 91.0
  5. Dodge (Mantorville): Survival rating = 89.6
  6. Big Stone (Ortonville): Survival rating = 89.6
  7. Brown (New Ulm): Survival rating = 89.2
  8. Houston (Caledonia): Survival rating = 89.2
  9. Winona (Winona): Survival rating = 88.9
  10. Blue Earth (Mankato): Survival rating = 88.9
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The unfortunate on the day of the zombie apocalypse will find themselves in one of these Minnesota counties -- among the least safe:

  1. Pipestone (Pipestone): Survival rating = 77.3
  2. Freeborn (Albert Lea): Survival rating = 75.9
  3. Nobles (Worthington): Survival rating = 75.4
  4. Lac qui Parle (Madison): Survival rating = 71.0
  5. Renville (Redwood Falls): Survival rating = 69.7
  6. Kittson (Hallock): Survival rating = 67.9
  7. Lincoln (Ivanhoe): Survival rating = 66.8
  8. Red Lake (Red Lake Falls): Survival rating = 64.0
  9. Murray (Slayton): Survival rating = 62.6
  10. Aitkin (Aitkin): Survival rating = 59.1

Now when the day comes to pack your bags and your rifle, you’ll know exactly where to go to have the best chance of keeping your life—and your brain.

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