Awesome Gas Consumption Infographic

by Joel Bonasera on May. 20th, 2010

Check out this wonderful visual breakdown of fuel consumption by state made by Martha Kang McGrill. It's interesting to see that Illinois and New York are among the 5 states below the national per-capita average, indicating their dense populations centers provide ample public trans.

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KelsiDayle's picture
KelsiDayle says:

Interesting! So... What's Utah's deal? Why're they so fuel efficient?

posted on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 9:51am
Joel Bonasera's picture

I don't know much about Utah, but this population density map would indicate that almost everyone lives in the Salt Lake City area, so again it's a matter of the majority of the population living near to where they work/play/whatever. Sensing a trend here...?

posted on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 10:08am
bryan kennedy's picture

For exactly those reasons, I find these kinds of visualizations a little frustrating. Don't get me wrong, I love to look at them and I think they are great kick-starters for good conversation. But, the fact that Utah and Illinois get the same color immediately says to me that a state is maybe not the best unit of measure by which to break down gasoline consumption.

posted on Thu, 05/27/2010 - 12:24pm
brooke's picture
brooke says:

im bord but this is cooler then i thought it would be

posted on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 11:02am
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

I like to think that I'm the reason Minnesota's consumption is so high. I have a huge gasoline fire in my yard most days, and at least twice on Saturdays.

posted on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 12:47pm
DO's picture
DO says:

If you look at the bar graph under the map you can see there is not really that much difference between states. Minnesota also gets a lot of vivistors from out of state who would jack up per population figures

posted on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 2:47pm
Sir drizzy's picture
Sir drizzy says:

Yo J-Dawg. Don't be hatin on minnesotans . We be straight. Fires are trippy. Whats up with dat? Can't we be lighting fires everywhere without you

posted on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 2:57pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Dear Drizzy,

I am Minnesotan. Born, bred, bound to die. I know how awesome fires are. Check yourself.

Sincerely,

JGordon

posted on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 5:10pm

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