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Maps Show How Uneven the Population in America Is By Region

Rebecca OConnell
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It's no secret that the United States has some empty stretches of land. The Northeast is bustling, while driving through the West can have an almost post-apocalyptic feeling. dadaviz user Jishai shows just how uneven the country's population is with a series of maps highlighting the true disparity. For each visualization, the red and orange regions have equal populations. A county holding the same number of people as an entire state might not surprise you—but what about 11 states? 

The Afternoon Map is a semi-regular feature in which we post maps and infographics. In the afternoon. Semi-regularly. This one comes from dadaviz.com.

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