America! Different parts of it have different population densities. Here are some states that collectively take up 4,000 times more space than New York City does, while having more than a million fewer people among them. (Figure 1)
In today’s Senate vote declining to pay for medical care for Ground Zero rescue workers, the 14 senators representing these states split evenly, 7 to 7.
To catch up to New York in population, the states would need to add an extra Wyoming, along with a North North Dakota. (Figure 2)