I love a good map. It’s fun to visually see statistics or favorites or whatever else in map form, to check out your state see how it compares to others, no matter the random criteria,
You can make a map for just about anything, but honestly, they’re all cool and interesting to me!
These 20 maps run the gamut, from the most common language spoken (after English and Spanish) to the most common surname, and I had such a fun time scrolling through all of them – I hope you do, too!
20. The Use of the Word ‘Dang’ Across the U.S.
This is silly but I love it.
19. The Most Commonly Spoken Language Other Than English or Spanish
Way more German than I expected, guys!
18. How Desirous Residents are of Moving.
I am lol-ing at the obviousness of Texas.
17. The Alaskan Perspective of the United States.
They are like, half as big as the mainland.
16. Out of Service Railways.
How things have changed.
15. How Brits see the United States.
They say they’re sorry, but are they REALLY?
14. The Loudest And Quietest Spots in the U.S.
This is relevant to my interests. Keeping for the next time I move.
13. Entire States with a Smaller Population Than Los Angeles County.
I am completely stunned by this one.
12. The States Scaled Based on Population.
Not quite as tidy a map but.
11. Watersheds in the U.S.
Honestly just sharing because of how pretty it is.
10. The Increase of Drug Overdose Deaths in 15 Years.
A depressing, if interesting, visual.
9. Coastal vs Interior Populations.
I’m not shocked but the visual is still arresting.
8. More People Live in the Red Areas than the Grey.
Also known as an argument for getting rid of the electoral college.
7. United States Population Lines.
This is super cool to look at – I love it!
6. Most Common Non-American Country of Birth (Excluding Mexico).
I thought this would be more varied, too!
5. A Map of the Most Efficient Route Between All of the Springfields in the United States.
I had no idea there were so many of them.
4. Every State’s Least Favorite State.
My favorite part is how even Florida hates Florida.
3. Tree Cover Map.
I honestly thought there would be more in the middle.
2. Most Common Surname.
I thought there would be more variety, how about you?
1. How Much Snow Does it Take to Cancel Schools.
One for the kiddos.
I can’t decide which of these was the most interesting, or the most surprising!
Tell me what you thought in the comments!