Quick hit: How America Uses Its Land

Bloomburg created a fascinating graphic explorating how America uses the land within its borders. Definitely worth a look.

Overview (but this really doesn’t do it justice):

Type Acreage (millions) Percentage
Pasture/range 654M 35%
Forest 539M 28%
Cropland 392M 21%
Special Use 169M 9%
Urban 69M 4%
Miscellaneous 69M 4%

And 80% of the American population lives in that 4% of our land representing “Urban.” Puts a little perspective on the relationship between “small farmers” and “americans” on the voting maps, I think.

Hat tip: Matt Edwards

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