Guess What Michigan City Has Some of the Best Wordle Players?

Wordle is everywhere. Trust me. Just try to scroll through Facebook without seeing someone post that infamous green grid showing off their latest Wordle accomplishment. The guessing game, turned addictive pastime, has people coast challenging their minds to master the hidden word in just six tries.

It’s becoming a cult-like infatuation of sorts. In its first two months, Wordle was mentioned on Twitter 1.7 million times, and that was without the continuous grid postings. I myself have yet to become engrossed, but will admit all the hype had me curious to try it a few times. As the phenomenon continues to grow, so do the statistics measuring the countries, states, and cities for standout Wordle players.

How Good Are Michiganders at Wordle?

With over 3 million daily users across the globe, it’s interesting to learn that some of the best players in the country are right here in Michigan. There was a recent study done by Word.tips, a word game helper website, to determine not only which countries were the best at solving the daily Worlde puzzles, but which states and cities were killing it on the grid.

Although Michigan as a city alone wasn’t a big standout, one particular city was. According to the study, Ann Arbor, Michigan found itself on the list of the “Top 10 US Cities Best at Solving Wordle”. Even more impressive, Ann Arbor ranked third in the nation with the best average Wordle guesses required to solve the puzzle. Ann Arbor had an average of only 3.59 guesses needed. Not too shabby!

How Did They Determine 10 US Cities Best at Solving Wordle?

The data for the rankings was collected in January of 2022, and according to the website determinations were based on the following;

“We pulled 195,248 tweets with hashtag #wordle using Twitter API. We successfully extracted the game score from 142,669 tweets. To qualify, we were looking for the score presented as a fraction (eg, 3/6 or 5/6) and the grid of colored squares. We dropped the rare cases where fraction and image contradicted each other. We dropped 2,729 tweets with a score of X/6, which meant that the puzzle was not solved with six guesses and kept only numeric scores. of guesses is 3.919 based on 139,940 tweets (of course, only tweeted results were counted). We attempted to get the user location and grouped the data by country, state, and city. At the country level, we saved only the countries with at least 50 tweets; in global cities and US cities rankings – with at least 25 tweets.”

Take a look at the full Top 10 list below.

  1. Saint Paul, MN – 3.51
  2. Reading, PA – 3.56
  3. Ann Arbor, MI – 3.59
  4. Berkeley, CA – 3.61
  5. Malden, MA – 3.62
  6. Tulsa, OK – 3.62
  7. Richmond, VA – 3.63
  8. Portsmouth, NH – 3.64
  9. Waukesha, WI – 3.64
  10. Nashville, TN – 3.66

Read more about the study, and the complete lists of states and countries here.

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