Brain Post: Map of Where NOBODY Lives in the USA | 47% of the USA is Uninhabited:

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image:  maps by nik
image: maps by nik

The dark green blocks in the maps above represent U.S. Census blocks where the reported population equals zero.

These maps above show us, in green, where nobody lives in the USA.  We often think that we just can’t get away from people, but if you head out West, you can get into some truly uninhabited zones.

What we love is that California is the most populous state with 37 million people, yet look how much uninhabited land there is in California.  Another great contrast in CA.

Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.

Green shading indicates unoccupied Census Blocks. A single inhabitant is enough to omit a block from shading. – maps by nik

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8 thoughts on “Brain Post: Map of Where NOBODY Lives in the USA | 47% of the USA is Uninhabited:

  1. If you’ve driven from the PNW to Salt Lake City you will have a sense of the emptyness. Any that’s driving along an Interstate Population corridor!

  2. If you checked, 87% of the USA is uninhabited. Talk to people on the street, and you’ll be amazed how many people are uninhabited!

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