Visualizing the Population of Florida:

How much space you'd need to store every Floridian


There are times in Florida -- perhaps when you'd stuck in traffic on Interstate 4, the busiest interstate in the country -- where it can feel like the whole state is in the same place at once. Well, we wondered, what if they were? If you took all 19.8 million Floridians and shoved them in the same place, what would that look like (The Magic Kingdom on a Saturday?) How much space would everyone take up?

It's a deceptively simple question. Men, women, and children come in very different sizes -- and then some Floridians are substantially larger around the waist than others. So to get a more nuanced estimate, we took into account Florida's age, gender, and obesity demographics, then estimated the area and volume that Florida's population would take up using those. Using those numbers, we mapped out how much space Florida's population would take up in a number of Floridian cities, and how many Empire Sate Buildings Floridians would fill. And because we're SpareFoot, we also figured out how many Florida storage units you'd need to store every Floridian. Check out our infographic below:


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