A Map Showing How More People Live New York City Than the Sum of Parts of Nine Different States

A fascinating map posted by Georgie Washington shows that more people live in the 304.8 square miles of the New York City’s five boroughs, which is more than a large swath of the midwest and northwest United States put together including parts of Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.

More people live in the 5 boroughs of New York (8,537,673) than live in the red & yellow semi-circle (7,650,629)