If there's anything a good dad knows, it's barbecue, New Balance and dad jokes. Where does North Carolina rank in Daddest states?

Finally the list you’ve all been waiting for: Where does North Carolina rank among the “Daddest” dad states in the country? Well lucky for you, we found it.

Our friends over at Zippia.com put some good thought into figuring out what makes a state the most Dad. They put together an actually quite impressive list based on the following Dad factors:

  • Average amount spent yearly on child in each state
  • BBQ obsession
  • Interest in New Balance
  • Popularity of dad jokes

“There are a lot of things that make dads, well, dads. It’s not only fathering a child, but it’s parenting a child- and the weird set of daddisms that seems to go with it.”

So, if you’re wondering, Iowa is at the top of the list for most “Dad” state in the country. And Florida is at the bottom of the list.

North Carolina comes in at a comfortable 6 on the list, getting a big boost as the top state in the country for amount of money spent on kids, at $17,666 per year.

Here’s the rankings:

  • 1. Iowa

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    It does not get more Dad than it does in Iowa. Strong case to be the top Daddest state in the country.

  • 2. Nebraska

  • 3. Missouri

  • 4. Vermont

  • 5. Kansas

  • 6. North Carolina

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    America’s most military friendly state is also one of the top Dad states in the country.

  • 7. Delaware

  • 8. New Hampshire

  • 9. Tennessee

  • 10. South Carolina

  • 11. North Dakota

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    North Dakota comes in pretty high on our dad state ranks.

  • 12. Illinois

  • 13. Kentucky

  • 14. Arkansas

  • 15. Oklahoma

  • 16. Wyoming

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    There’s not much else to do in Wyoming but be a stereotypical dad.

  • 17. Alabama

  • 18. Texas

  • 19. Pennsylvania

  • 20. Alaska

  • 21. Maryland (tie)

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    You saw the sign. He gets it. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

  • 21. Georgia (tie)

  • 21. Maine (tie)

  • 24. Colorado

  • 25. Michigan

  • 26. Ohio

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  • 27. New York

  • 28. Indiana

  • 29. South Dakota

  • 30. New Jersey (tie)

  • 30. Wisconsin (tie)

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    Wisconsin dads may not be the most “dad.” (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

  • 30. Louisiana (tie)

  • 33. Connecticut (tie)

  • 33. Washington (tie)

  • 35. Oregon (tie)

  • 35. Virginia (tie)

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  • 37. Massachusetts

  • 38. Arizona (tie)

  • 38. Idaho (tie)

  • 38. Montana (tie)

  • 41. Minnesota

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    This Minnesota dad seems to get it. But apparently they aren’t the Daddest overall. (Shutterstock Image)

  • 42. Nevada (tie)

  • 42. New Mexico (tie)

  • 44. California (tie)

  • 44. Rhode Island (tie)

  • 44. Utah (tie)

    Utah dad

    Utah has plenty for dads to do with their kids, but didn’t seem to score high enough. (Shutterstock Image)

  • 47. West Virginia

  • 48. Mississippi

  • 49. Hawaii

  • 50. Florida

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