United States Population
- July 1, 1900 76,094,000
- July 1, 1950 152,271,417
- July 1, 2006 298,444,215
United States Acreage
- July 1, 1900 2.3 billion acres
- July 1, 1950 2.3 billion acres
- July 1, 2006 2.3 billion acres
After diving into this topic I found it amazing how much land there really is available in the United States alone. We hear about the United States population rising drastically and new people moving to the United States all the time. The first thought is “how much land do we have left?” Amazingly enough there is still plenty of land for us all. As you can see from the statistics below there are still quite a few acres left to settle.
United States Land Statistics
- Developed: 66 million acres
- Rural residential: 73 million acres
- Crop land: 349 million acres
- Range and Pasture land: 788 million acres
- Forestland: 747 million
A great example of what many perceive to be a state running out of land is Florida. So many condos, townhouses and high rises have been developed that we immediately figure there is no more open country. The amount of acres that have been developed is close to ten million now which makes me think, “well that state is out of country land,” but in reality there are 34,558,261 acres in Florida so there is still plenty of room for another development or two. Out of this acreage it’s nice to see some of the horse farms, riverfront properties and other Florida land for sale that is still pristine and untouched. They might not be making more of it but there is still plenty of untouched land to buy and enjoy.