Where Nobody Lives

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Sat, Apr 19th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Maps By Nik Tumblr showcases maps of America locating the areas where absolutely nobody lives. While portions of Alaska would be expected, western United States is a surprisingly barren and desolated area with vast swats of "zero population."

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.

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