Half Of Population In America Lives In These Areas [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in Lifestyle
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This just sorta struck me as an interesting little fact. All of the spaces on the map up above filled in with blue represent counties what add up to over half of the current population in America. Of course I have the misfortune of living in one of the more densely populated, over-inflated counties in the States (and probably the world).

Let's spread out, everyone -- a little elbow room in Los Angeles county would be appreciated.

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Female 9,584
I moved a few times around the country when I was growing up due to my father's job, and saw good chunks of the US because of it. So I can believe most of the population live in those areas.
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Male 15,331
That makes a nuclear apocalypse look far more achievable.
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Male 1,593
The solution to urban blight?
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Male 1,752
And people wonder why we have an Electoral Collage without it these areas would be the one electing the pres. almost every time. I personally live out side the blue areas in the rural south and I don't want L.A. or the north east electing my President by them selves.
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Male 8,691
I do not live on, nor near, any of the bue areas, for which I am extremely grateful.
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Male 10,094
Paint the rest of the area red and you have a pretty good map of the electorate breakdown.
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Male 4,099
@HolyGod: Actually no, it's actually pretty evenly distributed. There are democratic counties like San Diego county, California, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Snohomish County, Washington, El Paso County, Texas, Long Island, New York, Baltimore, Maryland, and Broward County, Florida. Along with republican counties like Utah County, Utah, San Bernardino county, California, Tarrant county, Texas, Sedgwick county, Kansas, Maricopa county, Arizona, Collin county, Texas, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and Spokane county, Washington.
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Male 10,094
@richanddead agree-ish. I'm mostly kidding. However, when you compare that to the results of the 2012 election: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/2012_Presidential_Election_by_County.svg/2000px-2012_Presidential_Election_by_County.svg.png it does bare resemblance with the blue a bit more spread.
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Male 4,099
(Cut myself off by accident) ...Yet the last time Anne Arundel County, Maryland voted for a democrat for president was all the way back in 1964 when they voted for LBJ.
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Male 4,099
@HolyGod: I actually did, but although it may look similar the 2012 elections, that map is of only a single point in time during one election when a democratic candidate won the popular vote. Places like Fresno County, California seem to fall in line with your hypothesis yet when you look at their history you'll see they swing back and forth. Fresno voted democrat in the presidential elections of 2012 and 2008, but voted republican in 2004, 2000, and 1996. Places like Pinellas County, Florida voted voted for Obama both times but also voted for Bush too. Depending on who won the popular vote will make the map appear to favor that side. That being said there is peer-reviewed studies that do suggest that Democrats often choose to live in urban areas generally speaking, whereas Republicans tend to be more evenly spread out across the country. Many countries though are determined by how many people choose to vote. In Anne Arundel County, Maryland has voted republican pretty consistently, but when you compare it to the amount of people who voted it's super close. In 2012 republicans won 48.7% to 48.6%, in 2008 republicans won 49.9% to 48.1%.
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Female 1,329
I'm in one of the blue areas.
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