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Old 02-12-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: AZ
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First off, I don't want this to turn into an argument thread. I just want people's opinions!

I've been trying to think of states where there is a whole lot of NOTHING around. From what I've gathered, I'm thinking Nevada is one of those states. Other than Vegas, and Reno, I don't hear about anything else in that state (except for the supposed area 51, and thats in the middle of nowhere.)

Is there another state that just has a whole lot of nothing?
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: NC
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Alaska by area. Wyoming by population. Take your pick.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:14 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Alaska,Wyoming,North Dakota,South Dakota,Montana,Nevada
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Here are the ten least dense states:

50. Alaska
49. Wyoming
48. Montana
47. North Dakota
46. South Dakota
45. New Mexico
44. Idaho
43. Nebraska
42. Nevada
41. Utah
40. Kansas


However, this doesn't tell the whole story. Because as you said Nevada's density is skewed because of Reno and Vegas. Without these two there is knowone in the state.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:08 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Well, what I meant exactly is a lot of nothing, as in: population wise, and stuff to see.
I see that Alaska and Wyoming both have very small populations, but from what I heard, there is a lot of natural beauty in both places. So, I wouldn't exactly call that "empty". More, unpopulated. What I consider empty, really, is flat nothingness stretching for miles, with nothing really to see...nothing really interesting. (Though that's up to personal choice on what finds interesting or not)
North Dakota seems like one of those states as well, next to Nevada. Montana though, from what I heard, has a lot of mountains and natural beauty as well, so (as per my personal definition) I wouldn't call it "empty"
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Wyoming! Wyoming! Wyoming!

I'm from South Dakota and even I get depressed driving through Wyoming. Grasslands, arid prairie, tumbleweeds, and endless wind. I HATE IT!
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:21 PM
 
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Er, looking to meet up with The Mother Ship?

Central Nevada between Tonopah and Ely on Highway Six is 163 miles between gas stations and the darkest skies in the continental U.S..
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Alaska, Vermont, Montana, and most of the states with a population under 1 million.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:37 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by bigdave01 View Post
Here are the ten least dense states:

50. Alaska
49. Wyoming
48. Montana
47. North Dakota
46. South Dakota
45. New Mexico
44. Idaho
43. Nebraska
42. Nevada
41. Utah
40. Kansas


However, this doesn't tell the whole story. Because as you said Nevada's density is skewed because of Reno and Vegas. Without these two there is knowone in the state.
Agreed. Nebraska has a large city of >400,000, Omaha, with a metro pop. of 800,000. So it may be sparsely popultated, but there are a lot of people in that area.
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Emirates
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Wyoming and Nebraska are the emptiest I've ever seen. Though Nebraska isn't nearly as bad as Wyoming. Eastern Colorado is empty as well as Western Kansas. Nevada as well and Montana...
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