Visualizing the Population of Arizona:

How much space you'd need to store every Arizonan


There are times -- perhaps when you're stuck in Phoenix rush hour traffic -- where it can feel like the whole state of Arizona is right in the same place as you are. Well, what if they were? What would that look like? If you got every Arizonan in the same place, how much space would they take up?

It's a trickier question than it sounds, and we wanted to answer this ridiculous question with some degree of accuracy. So we needed to figure in size differences between men, women, and children. And then, what do we do about all those 'plus sized' Arizonans? 28.9% if the state is obese, after all.

We love challenging questions like this, so we pulled down demographic data on age, gender, and obesity in Arizona to get a more accurate answer to our ridiculous question. Then, we mapped out how much of Phoenix everyone would take up, and calculated how many Empire Sate Buildings Arizonans would fill. And finally, because we're SpareFoot, we also figured out how many Arizona storage units you'd need to store every Arizonan. Check out our infographic below:


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