Nobody lives here – Huge Portions of U.S. are Uninhabited

Cool visualization of all the places in the U.S. where nobody lives. Granted, a lot of places where people don’t live are ones where they can’t live, but it’s still cool.

A 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 (click for a larger image)

nobody lives here

via mapsbynik: Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census….

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