Have you ever wanted to know exactly how many people there are in the U.S. and where they’re located? Congratulations! You must be the nation’s creepiest stalker. Either that or you really need a new hobby. With all jokes aside, I present to you the Census Dotmap thanks to Brandon Martin-Anderson. The census map itself shows a dot for every person in the country according to the 2010 U.S.Census. Now I know you’re wondering why anyone would create such a tool right? Well Brandon puts it pretty plainly for the curious:
I wanted an image of human settlement patterns unmediated by proxies like city boundaries, arterial roads, state lines, &c. Also, it was an interesting challenge.
Well if you want to check all of the 308,450,225 dots sitting on a Google powered interactive map API then check out the source links below. Just be careful that you don’t go cross-eyed straining at the tiny dots.