Visualizing the Population of Minnesota:

How much space you'd need to store every Minnesotan

There are times -- perhaps when you're stuck on I-35 in Minneapolis rush hour traffic -- where it can feel like the whole state of Minnesota is right in the same place as you are. Well, what if they were -- all 5.4 million of them? What would that look like? If you got every Minnesotan 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' Minnesotans? 27.6% 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 Minnesota to get a more accurate answer to our ridiculous question. Then, we mapped out how much of Minneapolis everyone would take up, and calculated how many Empire Sate Buildings Minnesotans would fill. And finally, because we're SpareFoot, we also figured out how many Minnesota storage units you'd need to store every Minnesotan. Check out our infographic below:

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