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Old 02-14-2012, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Sorry Pilgrim. King County Texas has you beat. 356 people. 912 sq. miles. That's about 1 person for every 2 and 1/2 square miles.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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I would agree for the most part. Montana, the Dakota's, and then many parts of Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming are also very isolated. That make it somewhat of a northern/midwestern region.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:37 AM
 
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Least populated county in the US is Loving County, TX. It has 82 people. The largest town and county seat is the unincorporated community of Mentone which has a population of 19.

In the US Wake Island is possibly the most isolated inhabited place. It's the middle of nowhere in the Pacific. 2300 miles from Hawaii and 1510 miles from Guam. It is actually three islands with a total area of 2.85 miles. It was uninhabited until the 30s when Pan Am built a seaplace base there so they could refuel on trans-Pacific flights. Today there are about 100 people there who operate an airstrip for the Department of Defense. The US research stations in Alaska are bigger than that in population. The largest McMurdo Station has around 2000 people there in the summer.

Now you want to be isolated on earth there are some places a lot more isolated than that.

I had a college professor who was big into ham radio, and he told me about one time talking to a group of people on some island in the far south Pacific or south Atlantic. The people had gone there simply to get on ham radio from the remote location since it is a big deal for some operators to talk to people in isolated and bizarre locations. I wish I could remember the name of the islands. He said more people had walked on the moon than on this island.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Out of the places where I've personally been, Nevada (outside of Reno & Vegas) struck me as the most isolated. I've literally driven all the way across, as well as north-to-south, and the desolation is downright SCARY at times... especially since I'm a Stephen King fan, and kept thinking of the book Desperation which is set in rural NV.

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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I would agree for the most part. Montana, the Dakota's, and then many parts of Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming are also very isolated. That make it somewhat of a northern/midwestern region.
Those states comprised the Great Plains.
Which I would agree is definitely the most isolated region in the continental US
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