By 2040, half of America to live in 8 states
Can you guess which states will become the home to about half the population of the country?
The majority of the country will soon by concentrated in handful of the 50 states.
The stat comes from two sources cited by the Washington Post: the American Enterprise Institute’s Norman Ornstein as well as a data analysis of Census Bureau’s figures by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.
The latter of which found that, by 2040, 70 percent of the population would be living in 16 states, with nearly 50 percent concentrated even further in eight states. Here’s the states that are expected to be drawing people. [WP]—Erin Hudson