The Emptiness of America, Mapped

Christopher Ingraham: “The counties shaded blue are the 462 least densely populated counties of the nation. None of them have a population density greater than 7.4 people per square mile. In 65 of these counties, the density is less than one person per square mile.”

“The least-populated place in the United States is Alaska’s Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area. At over 145,000 square miles, it’s larger than New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia — combined. But it’s home to only 5,547 people, for a population density of fewer than 4 people every 100 miles.”

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