Half the Country Lives in These Counties

~Very interesting if you look at the map and consider how many counties there are in our great country. Per the original article on Business Insider there are 3000 counties in the US and only 146 house half of the inhabitants~

From Mental Floss

Walter Hickey and Joe Weisenthal of Business Insider used Census data to determine that half the people in the United States live in these 146 shaded counties. Do you live in one of the blue areas?


counties map

Los Angeles County, CACook County, IL

Harris County, TX

Maricopa County, AZ

San Diego County, CA

Orange County, CA

Miami-Dade County, FL

Kings County, NY

Dallas County, TX

Queens County, NY

Riverside County, CA

San Bernardino County, CA

King County, WA

Clark County, NV

Tarrant County, TX

Santa Clara County, CA

Broward County, FL

Wayne County, MI

Bexar County, TX

New York County, NY

Alameda County, CA

Philadelphia County, PA

Middlesex County, MA

Suffolk County, NY

Sacramento County, CA

Bronx County, NY

Palm Beach County, FL

Nassau County, NY

Hillsborough County, FL

Cuyahoga County, OH

Allegheny County, PA

Oakland County, MI

Orange County, FL

Franklin County, OH

Hennepin County, MN

Fairfax County, VA

Travis County, TX

Contra Costa County, CA

Salt Lake County, UT

Montgomery County, MD

St. Louis County, MO

Pima County, AZ

Fulton County, GA

Honolulu County, HI

Gwinnett County, GA

Ventura County, CA

Mecklenburg County, NC

Westchester County, NY

Milwaukee County, WI

Wake County, NCFresno County, CA

Shelby County, TN

Fairfield County, CT

DuPage County, IL

Pinellas County, FL

Erie County, NY

Marion County, IN

Bergen County, NJ

Hartford County, CT

Prince George’s County, MD

Duval County, FL

New Haven County, CT

Kern County, CA

Macomb County, MI

Collin County, TX

El Paso County, TX

San Francisco County, CA

Middlesex County, NJ

Baltimore County, MD

Pierce County, WA

Montgomery County, PA

Hidalgo County, TX

Worcester County, MA

Hamilton County, OH

Essex County, NJ

Multnomah County, OR

Essex County, MA

Jefferson County, KY

Monroe County, NY

Suffolk County, MA

Oklahoma County, OK

San Mateo County, CA

Snohomish County, WA

Cobb County, GA

Denton County, TX

DeKalb County, GA

San Joaquin County, CA

Lake County, IL

Will County, IL

Norfolk County, MA

Jackson County, MO

Bernalillo County, NM

Jefferson County, AL

Hudson County, NJ

Davidson County, TN

Lee County, FL

El Paso County, CO

Denver County, CO

District of Columbia, DCMonmouth County, NJ

Providence County, RI

Fort Bend County, TX

Bucks County, PA

Baltimore city, MD

Polk County, FL

Kent County, MI

Tulsa County, OK

Arapahoe County, CO

Ocean County, NJ

Delaware County, PA

Johnson County, KS

Bristol County, MA

Anne Arundel County, MD

Washington County, OR

Brevard County, FL

New Castle County, DE

Jefferson County, CO

Union County, NJ

Summit County, OH

Utah County, UT

Montgomery County, OH

Douglas County, NE

Lancaster County, PA

Kane County, IL

Stanislaus County, CA

Ramsey County, MN

Camden County, NJ

Chester County, PA

Sedgwick County, KS

Dane County, WI

Passaic County, NJ

Guilford County, NC

Plymouth County, MA

Morris County, NJ

Volusia County, FL

Lake County, IN

Sonoma County, CA

Montgomery County, TX

Spokane County, WA

Richmond County, NY

Pasco County, FL

Greenville County, SC

Onondaga County, NY

Hampden County, MA

Adams County, CO

Williamson County, TX

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