Monday, February 01, 2010

50 Equal-Sized States

It'll never happen, but it's an interesting way to visualize the distribution of the population. The map above "redivides the territory of the United States into 50 bodies of equal size. The 2000 Census records a population of 281,421,906 for the United States. The [existing] states ranged in population from 493,782 to 33,871,648. In this map, new states have formed, all with equal populations of roughly 5,617,000."

H/T Metafilter.


  1. We could do away with the Senate this way since every state would have equal representation. In that light this map looks better and better.

  2. Anonymous3:30 PM

    As long as Alaska and Hawaii are not considered territories of the US I guess

  3. I noticed the omission, but it still seemed interesting.


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