Visualizing the Population of North Carolina:

How much space you'd need to store every North Carolinian


There are times -- perhaps when you're stuck in Charlotte rush hour traffic -- where it can feel like the whole state population of North Carolina is right in the same place as you are. Well, what if they were -- all 9.9 million of them? What would that look like? If you got every North Carolinian 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' North Carolinians? 29.7% 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 North Carolina to get a more accurate answer to our ridiculous question. Then, we mapped out how much of Charlotte everyone would take up, and calculated how many Empire Sate Buildings North Carolinians would fill. And finally, because we're SpareFoot, we also figured out how many North Carolina storage units you'd need to store every North Carolinian. Check out our infographic below:


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