Here's how Americans really like to eat their potatoes

No matter if you pronounce it potato or “patato,” this beloved vegetable is a favorite for many Americans. But how do Americans prefer to eat their potatoes? Zippia used Google Trends to determine which potato dishes are most popular in each state (full methodology here).

Keep reading to find out if your favorite potato dish is also your state’s favorite, too!

Sweet Potato Casserole
Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes
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Alabama

Sweet Potato Casserole

Mashed potatoes with gravy
Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes
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Alaska

Mashed potatoes

Curly Fries
Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes
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Arizona

Curly Fries

Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes
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Arkansas

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Garlic fries
Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes
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California

Garlic fries

Mashed potatoes
Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes
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Colorado

Mashed potatoes

Potato chips
Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes
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Connecticut

Potato chips

Potato chips
Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes
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Delaware

Potato chips

Truffle fries
Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes
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Florida

Truffle fries

Waffle Fries
Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes
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Georgia

Waffle Fries

Garlic fries
Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes
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Hawaii

Garlic fries

Baked Potato
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Idaho

Baked Potato

Belgian Fries
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Illinois

Belgian Fries

Steak fries
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Indiana

Steak fries

Onion rings
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Iowa

Onion rings

(Yeah, we don’t understand how these are potatoes, either…)

Twice Baked Potato Casserole
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Kansas

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole
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Kentucky

Hash Brown Casserole

Waffle Fries
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Louisiana

Waffle Fries

Potato chips
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Maine

Potato chips

Shoestring fries
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Maryland

Shoestring fries

Gnocchi
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Massachusetts

Gnocchi

Potato skins
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Michigan

Potato skins

Hasselback potatoes
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Minnesota

Hasselback potatoes

Twice Baked Potato Casserole
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Mississippi

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Crinkle Cut Fries
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Missouri

Crinkle Cut Fries

Baked Potato
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Montana

Baked Potato

Curly Fries
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Nebraska

Curly Fries

Cheese Fries
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Nevada

Cheese Fries

Hasselback potatoes
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New Hampshire

Hasselback potatoes

Shoestring fries
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New Jersey

Shoestring fries

Cheese Fries
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New Mexico

Cheese Fries

Belgian Fries
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New York

Belgian Fries

Waffle Fries
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North Carolina

Waffle Fries

Mashed potatoes
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North Dakota

Mashed potatoes

Potato skins
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Ohio

Potato skins

Baked Potato
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Oklahoma

Baked Potato

Mashed potatoes
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Oregon

Mashed potatoes

Shoestring fries
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Pennsylvania

Shoestring fries

Home Fries
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Rhode Island

Home Fries

Baked Sweet Potato
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South Carolina

Baked Sweet Potato

Air Fryer Potatoes
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South Dakota

Air Fryer Potatoes

Hash Brown Casserole
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Tennessee

Hash Brown Casserole

Fried Mashed Potato Balls
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Texas

Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Mashed potatoes
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Utah

Mashed potatoes

Potato salad
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Vermont

Potato salad

Crinkle Cut Fries
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Virginia

Crinkle Cut Fries

Mashed potatoes
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Washington

Mashed potatoes

Potato soup in a bowl
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West Virginia

Potato soup

Mashed potatoes
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Wisconsin

Mashed potatoes

Potato soup
Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes

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Wyoming

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Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn Farley is MediaFeed’s writer/editor. She is a masters of science in journalism candidate at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She has worked at various radio stations and newsrooms, covering higher-education, local politics, natural disasters and investigative and watchdog stories related to Title IX and transparency issues.

Kaitlyn Farley is MediaFeed’s writer/editor. She is a masters of science in journalism candidate at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She has worked at various radio stations and newsrooms, covering higher-education, local politics, natural disasters and investigative and watchdog stories related to Title IX and transparency issues.

The top 25 employers in Seattle

LinkedIn recently released its best employers in Seattle. They ranked the top 25 companies to grow your career. The diverse list includes health care providers, food and beverage companies, as well as insurance agencies.

Companies had to have at least 50 employees and were ranked using the following seven categories:

  1. Ability to advance
  2. Skills growth
  3. Company stability
  4. External opportunity
  5. Company affinity
  6. Gender diversity
  7. Educational background

Methodology

LinkedIn used its data to rank companies on the seven categories listed above. They defined those categories using the following:

  1. Ability to advance tracks employee promotions within a company and when they move to a new company, based on standardized job titles.
  2. Skills growth looks at how employees across the company are gaining skills while employed at the company, using standardized LinkedIn skills.
  3. Company stability tracks attrition over the past year, as well as the percentage of employees that stay at the company at least three years.
  4. External opportunity looks at recruiter outreach across employees at the company, signaling demand for workers coming from these companies.
  5. Company affinity, which seeks to measure how supportive a company’s culture is, looks at connection volume on LinkedIn among employees, controlled for company size.
  6. Gender diversity measures gender parity within a company.
  7. Finally, educational background examines the variety of educational attainment among employees, from no degree up to Ph.D. levels, reflecting a commitment to recruiting a wide range of professionals.

To be eligible, companies must have at least 50 employees as of April 30, 2021 in the city and reductions in staff (including attrition and layoffs) can be no higher than 10% (based on LinkedIn data and public announcements, respectively).

While LinkedIn’s annual Top Companies list includes only parent companies (data on majority-owned subsidiaries are incorporated into the parent company score), the city lists separate out subsidiaries from their parent companies. All data counts are normalized based on company size across the pool of companies eligible for the list.

The methodology time frame is May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021. All of the data used is aggregated and/or de-identified.

LinkedIn excluded all staffing and recruiting firms, educational institutions and government agencies. It also excluded LinkedIn, its parent company Microsoft and Microsoft subsidiaries.

25. ServiceNow

  • Where the local office is located: Kirkland
  • Full-time headcount: 14,000 (with 450 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Cloud Computing, Software Development, SQL
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Solutions Consultant, Product Manager

24. MultiCare Health System

  • Where the local office is located: Tacoma (headquarters) + hospitals and clinics throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 20,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Healthcare Management, Patient Safety
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Registered Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant

23. Adobe

  • Where the local office is located: Fremont
  • Full-time headcount: 24,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Cloud Computing, JavaScript
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Computer Scientist, Engineering Manager

22. Blue Origin

  • Where the local office is located: Kent
  • Full-time headcount: 3,500
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: MATLAB, SOLIDWORKS, Mechanical Engineering
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Propulsion Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer

21. Salesforce

  • Where the local office is located: Bellevue
  • Full-time headcount: 49,000 (with 1,600 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Cloud Computing, SQL
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Product Manager, Software Architect

20. Moss Adams

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 3,400 (with 500 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Accounting, Financial Analysis, Auditing
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Assurance Specialist, Tax Specialist, Tax Accountant

19. Boston Consulting Group

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 22,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Data Analysis, Program Management, Financial Modeling
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Consultant, Project Lead, Data Scientist

18. Alaska Airlines

  • Where the local office is located: SeaTac (headquarters)
  • Full-time headcount: 19,350
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Program Management, Flight Safety, Process Improvement
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Flight Attendant, Pilot, Customer Service Representative

17. PwC

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 284,250
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Accounting, Financial Analysis, Program Management
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Associate, Manager, Director

16. Tencent

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 85,850
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Data Mining, Machine Learning, C++
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Researcher, Product Manager

15. EY

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 298,950 (with 800 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Accounting, Financial Reporting, Data Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Assurance Specialist, Manager, Consultant

14. Kaiser Permanente

  • Where the local site is located: Locations throughout the metro area, including in Bellevue, Capitol Hill and Northgate
  • Full-time headcount: 216,750 (with 5,000 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Healthcare Management, Process Improvement, Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Registered Nurse, Patient Access Representative, Medical Doctor

13. Fred Hutch

  • Where the local office is located: South Lake Union
  • Full-time headcount: 3,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Data Analysis, Clinical Trials, Cancer Research
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Research Technician, Project Manager, Data Coordinator

12. Electronic Arts (EA)

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 9,800
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Game Development, Cloud Computing
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Game Developer, Experience Designer

11. SAP

  • Where the local office is located: Bellevue
  • Full-time headcount: 102,450 (with 1,750 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: SAP Products, Cloud Computing, Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Consultant, Program Manager

10. AT&T

  • Where the local office is located: Bothell + retail locations throughout the metro area
  • Global headcount: 230,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Program Management, Software Development, Product Management
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Project Manager, Software Engineer, Program Manager

9. Swedish

  • Where the local site is located: Clinics throughout the metro area, including in First Hill, Cascade and Cherry Hill
  • Full-time headcount: 12,500
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Patient Safety, Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Healthcare Management
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Registered Nurse, Medical Doctor, Medical Assistant

8. Zillow

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 5,900
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: SQL, Software Development, Data Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Sales Executive, Market Analyst

7. Costco Wholesale

  • Where the local office is located: Issaquah (headquarters) + retail locations throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 275,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Merchandising, Software Development, Customer Service
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Inventory Control Specialist, Cashier, Supervisor

6. Seattle Children’s

  • Where the local office is located: Laurelhurst
  • Full-time headcount: 8,450
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Clinical Research, Data Analysis, Pediatrics
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Registered Nurse, Research Scientist, Program Coordinator

5. Oracle

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown and Central Business District
  • Full-time headcount: 135,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Cloud Computing, Java
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Technical Program Manager, Product Manager

4. Google

  • Where the local office is located: Fremont and South Lake Union
  • Full-time headcount: 140,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Distributed Systems, Agile Methodologies
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Product Manager, Program Manager

3. T-Mobile

  • Where the local office is located: Bellevue + retail locations throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 75,000 (with 6,000 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Program Management, SQL, Software Development
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, System Design Engineer, Program Manager

2. Facebook

  • Where the local office is located: Westlake and South Lake Union
  • Full-time headcount: 58,600 (with 4,800 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Java, C++
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Technical Program Manager, Product Designer

1. Amazon

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown (headquarters) + operation centers throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 1,298,000 (with 75,000 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Java, SQL
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Program Manager, Product Manager

This article was produced and syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn Farley is MediaFeed’s writer/editor. She is a masters of science in journalism candidate at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She has worked at various radio stations and newsrooms, covering higher-education, local politics, natural disasters and investigative and watchdog stories related to Title IX and transparency issues.