Posts Tagged ‘U.S. state population’

The 50 United States sized by population

August 31, 2015

States-by-Area---Adjusted---FinalSource: Vox

I hadn’t realized how big New Jersey is in population.  Or Maryland.

Or how much of a disparity there is between Arizona and New Mexico.  And between Vermont and New Hampshire.

Redrawing the map of the states

March 25, 2011

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California, with nearly 33.9 million people, is about 69 times more populous than Alaska, with 493,782 people (according to the 2000 census).  But they each have two Senators and the smaller states get extra representation in the Electoral College.  An artist and urban planner named Neil Freeman for fun redrew the state boundaries so they would have roughly equal populations of roughly 5.7 million people.

Click on Electoral College Reform to get his thinking.

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