Visualizing the Population of Indiana:

How much space you'd need to store every Indianan


There are times -- perhaps when you're stuck in Indianapolis rush hour traffic on I-70, the busiest highway in the state -- where it can feel like the whole state of Indiana is right in the same place as you are. Well, what if they were? What would that look like? If you got every Indianan in the same place, all 6.5 million people, 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' Indianans? 32.7% 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 Indiana to get a more accurate answer to our ridiculous question. Then, we mapped out how much of Indianapolis everyone would take up, and calculated how many Empire Sate Buildings Indianans would fill. And finally, because we're SpareFoot, we also figured out how many Indiana storage units you'd need to store every Indianan. Check out our infographic below:


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