The Nearly 5 Million U. S. Census Blocks with Zero Population

by Rachel Baker on April 21, 2014

This is sort of interesting. Despite our population of 310 million people, we only occupy 53% of our country.  Click through to the link for a map unlike most we ever see. This one shows predominately unoccupied land.

It seems like this would be a good starting point map for that “get away from it all” vacation you’ve been thinking about planning.

Ultimately, I made this map to show a different side of the United States. Human geographers spend so much time thinking about where people are. I thought I might bring some new insight by showing where they are not, adding contrast and context to the typical displays of the country’s population geography.

I’m sure I’ve all but scratched the surface of insight available from examining this map.

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