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How Close Are We To Running Out of Land?
For the USA
Lets allow a ¼ acre lot for each of USA’s 114,235,996 households:
114,235,996 x ¼ = 28,558,999 acres
28,558,999 acres / 640 = 44,623 sq miles
The entire USA population could live in 45% of the area of Oregon on ¼ acre lots, leaving the entire rest of the country un-populated.
# of USA Households: 114,235,996
State of Oregon area: 98,381 square miles
USA Population: 311,591,917
Persons per Households: 2.59
For the Entire World
Lets allow a ¼ acre lot for each of world’s 1.4 billion households:
1,400 million x ¼ = 350 million acres
350 million acres / 640 = 546,875 sq miles
The entire world population could live in 15% of the USA land area on ¼ acre lots, leaving the entire rest of the world un-populated.
Suppose we enlarged the lots to just fill the USA:
The entire world population could just fit in the USA on 1.6 acre lots.
(3,531,905.43 x 640/1,400,000,000 = 1.6)
World Population: 7.024 billion
World Households: 1.4 Billion
USA Land area: 3,531,905.43 square miles
World Population scheduled to decrease:
Lets allow a ¼ acre lot for each of Oregon’s 1,499,267 households:
1,499,267 x ¼ = 374816.75 acres
374816.75 acres / 640 = 585.65 sq miles
The entire Oregon population could live in 0.61% of the area of Oregon on ¼ acre lots, leaving the entire rest of the state un-populated.
# of Oregon Households: 1,499,267
State of Oregon area: 95,988.01 square miles
Multnomah County Area: 431.30
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