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America the … Empty?

Overpopulation Is the Least of Our Worries

March 2021

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This video is part of our Kite & Key Shorts series — easy to understand ... but hard to forget.

 

Does America have a problem with overpopulation?

Are we running out of space?

In reality, the country is largely empty.

2010 census data found that 47% of the U.S. is uninhabited.i

Many Americans never see this, because we disproportionately live in urban areas.

Just 3.5% of America’s land houses 63% of its people.ii

How much extra space do we have?

Let’s put it this way: Texas alone has enough space to house the population of the entire world.iii

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  1. 47% of the United States is uninhabited.
  2. Just 3.5% of America’s land houses nearly 63% of its people.
  3. Texas alone has enough space to house the population of the entire world.

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SOUND: SPRIGHTLY TIMES (ATMOSPHERE MUSIC LTD, PRS | UNIVERSAL PRODUCTION MUSIC)

FOOTAGE: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU // NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY IMAGES BY JOSHUA STEVENS // PROMO.COM

CITED SOURCES AND NEWS OUTLETS ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH THIS PRODUCTION. 

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