United States Population Density Shown in Google Earth

United States Population Density Map

United States Population Density Map - United States Population Density Shown in Google Earth

The height of each state represents the population density while the volume of the figure represents the state's total population. To obtain the height, the population per square mile was multiplied by 1,000 to get the height in meters.

East Coast

East Coast - United States Population Density Shown in Google Earth

The Northeast US has many densely populated states, including New Jersey, the most dense of them all. The high yellow bar is the District of Columbia, but it does not qualify as a state.

Central US

Central US - United States Population Density Shown in Google Earth

Illinois is the most populated state in the Midwest.

Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest - United States Population Density Shown in Google Earth

Alaska is so sparse that it barely registers any height.

Pacific

Pacific - United States Population Density Shown in Google Earth

We see Hawaii and some West Coast States.

Chicagoland

Chicagoland - United States Population Density Shown in Google Earth

Many people requested that I show smaller regions in states with large population disparities from region to region. Here, I compare the Chicago area with the rest of Illinois.

Southwest

Southwest - United States Population Density Shown in Google Earth

We see Southern California; Clark County, Nevada; and the Arizona Sun Corridor separated from the rest of their respective states.

Upstate and Downstate New York

Upstate and Downstate New York - United States Population Density Shown in Google Earth

Downstate New York far exceeds surrounding areas in population density.