Study reveals safest Herts towns in a zombie apocalypse

A hand rising from the ground.

The study took the number of cemeteries and the number of potential zombies into account. - Credit: Romolo Tavani/Shutterstock

A new study has revealed the safest towns and cities in Hertfordshire, during a zombie apocalypse.

The study, by Rant Casino, took into account the number of cemeteries in each area.

Rant Casino also estimated a number of potential zombies per region.

A spokesperson for the company said: "TV shows like ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘iZombie’ have shown us that although it’s unlikely, you should always consider the possibility of a zombie apocalypse.

"On the off chance that doomsday is around the corner, experts at sought to investigate which areas of the UK would be most affected by a zombie apocalypse."

With that in mind, here's how Hertfordshire would fare in a zombie apocalypse.


Stevenage town centre, with a large clock and fountains.

Only the Isle of Scilly can be deemed safer than Stevenage during a zombie apocalypse. - Credit: Robin Hall on Creative Commons

Residents of Stevenage can count themselves very lucky indeed, with the town being the second safest place in the UK.

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Rant Casino's study reveals that only four cemeteries are located with the town, with just 241 potential zombies.

Only the Isle of Scilly can boast a greater record in the hypothetical scenario.

Welwyn & Hatfield:

The Howard Centre, behind a tree and hedges.

Welwyn and Hatfield would have a zombie-human ratio of just 0.72. - Credit: Paul Shreeve on Creative Commons

Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield are also considered relatively safe places to live during a zombie apocalypse.

The locations have just 12 cemeteries between them, and 892 potential zombies.

This creates a zombie-human ratio of just 0.72%, with humans still well outnumbering the creatures.

St Albans: 

St Albans Cathedral looming above the camera.

St Albans would see a potential 3539 potential zombies on its streets. - Credit: JackPeasePhotography on Creative Commons

With 21 cemeteries, St Albans is climbing the list of dangerous cities to live in during the hypothetical scenario.

The location would feature a potential 3539 potential zombies.

With a population of 149,317, zombies in St Albans have a slightly higher ratio, at 2.37%.


Glass roofs and a cityscape behind.

Watford is the least safe area in Hertfordshire during a zombie apocalypse. - Credit: Nigel Cox on Creative Commons

Watford has just four cemeteries, so from that perspective the town would seem relatively safe during a zombie apocalypse.

However, with a potential 22,325 zombies, Watford is the most unsafe area in the county.

A 23.11% zombie ratio, sees the town described by Rant Casino as "the unluckiest place in Hertfordshire".