All States Equal

Have you ever wondered what the United States would look like if all fifty states had the same population?  Wonder no longer!

How cool is that?  It’s very difficult to conceptualize how dense certain parts of the U.S. actually are and how sparse other parts are.  This map really makes it easier.  Look at how large the new state of Ogalalla is even though it contains Denver.

This map also shows how much room for population grown the U.S. has.  Places like the United Kingdom and Germany have 200 people per square kilometer.  The United States?  34.  Our population is around 315 million people right now.  If we had the population density of Germany or the U.K., we’d have 1.8 BILLION people.

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

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