Has your state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic made you consider relocating? There’s been talk about how city-dwellers may flee to less dense areas. Companies relaxing their work from home policies might free people to move around the country. Or maybe we all go back to normal after a vaccine.

This much is true: it’s a big country, and there’s a whole lot of space out there where nobody lives.

Mapmaker Nik Freeman used U.S. Census data to highlight (in green) all the places nobody calls home.

Nik Freeman

One note on the map: the fact that nobody lives in a spot doesn’t mean it’s completely empty or undeveloped. “The local shopping mall, an office park, a warehouse district or a factory may have their own Census Blocks,” Freeman explains on his site. “But if people don’t live there, they will be considered ‘uninhabited.'”

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