Visualizing the Population of Virginia:

How much space you'd need to store every Virginian


There are times -- perhaps when you're stuck on Interstate 66 into D.C. or I-64 headed into Virginia Beach -- where it can feel like the whole state of Virginia is right in the same place as you are. Well, what if they were? What would that look like? If you got every Virginian 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' Virginians?

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


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