Who’s Playing Billiards?

The 2013 USA Sports Participation Survey, conducted by the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA), gives us a little insight:

  • 21.8 million Americans played billiards in 2012, up from 20 million in 2011.
  • People of all ages play billiards, but the majority (13 million) is between 18 and 44 years old.
  • Most of us (50.6 percent) are occasional billiards players, which means we play anywhere between five and 29 times each year.
  • Billiards players are everywhere in the United States!
    • Biggest billiards playing population: 4 million players in the south Atlantic (Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and District of Columbia)
    • Tied for runner-up: With 3.3 million players, the east north central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin) and Pacific (California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii) regions
    • And in third place: 3.1 million players in the west south central region (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas)

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