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Half of US PopulatIon Lives In < 10% of the land mass

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 6, 2013 @ 11:30 am In Data Analysis | Comments Disabled

Half of the total US population is clustered in less than 5% of its counties — that is just 146 out of over 3000. Eyeballing it, it looks like about ~7% of the continental land mass (not counting Alaska, which is huge).

Imagine that: Much less than 10% of the land mass houses more than half the population.

 

map of us 50 percent [1]
Source: BI [2]


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[2] BI: http://www.businessinsider.com/half-of-the-united-states-lives-in-these-counties-2013-9

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