The best way to make an impulse purchase?
It’s going to be in New Jersey.
The state has the highest rate of impulse shopping at 23.3% (about 5 million purchases), according to a report released by the American Association of Convenience Stores.
But New York’s shopping habits have always been driven by New York residents, according to The Atlantic.
In fact, in 2009, the state’s residents spent $1.7 trillion, more than all other states combined.
So the state has been home to the best impulse shopping in the country, even if the shopping has to go through New Jersey in most cases.
The Atlantic notes that the state, which is home to more than 30 million residents, has a high number of residents who do not have a primary job.
And even though they tend to spend less, the residents also spend more.
The report states that for every dollar spent on impulse shopping, a dollar is spent on necessities such as gas, groceries, and clothes.
So New York, which has a median household income of $62,300, has one of the lowest impulse shopping rates.
The article notes that New York is not the only state with a high impulse shopping rate, though.
In the Northeast, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, there are more people who shop at home than in other states.
The Atlantic points out that the number of people who live in a given metro area with a primary-care doctor is also significantly higher than the rest of the country.
And the number who live alone is significantly lower than the national average.