United States

Articles and information related to the geography of the United States

Map showing the locations of the U.S. geographic center of area, mean center of population, and median center of population, 2010 (U.S. Census Bureau).

What is the Geographic Center of the United States?

Elizabeth Borneman

What's the geographic center of the contiguous United States? What's the center if Alaska and Hawaii were included?

Monthly 700 hPa vertical velocity anomalies (Pa/s) from October of 1933 through March of 1934, calculated from the 20th Century Reanalysis. All anomalies are calculated relative to the baseline period of 1931–1990.

New Study Discovers the Worst Drought of the Millennium Occurred in 1934

Rebecca Maxwell

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the worst drought of the last thousand years occurred in 1934 ...

Geography of Car Thefts in the United States

Caitlin Dempsey

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) each year takes a look at the national picture in terms of car thefts. 

Map showing the urban heat island effect in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hot Cities Getting Hotter in the US

Caitlin Dempsey

Climate Central has published a new report that took at look at the increases in temperature in sixty of the largest U.S. cities.

A May 2014 analysis by Apartment Guide found that San Jose, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, CA command the highest rental rates.

Geography of Industry in the US

Elizabeth Borneman

Mapping the geographical distribution of industries in the US can provide valuable insights into the economy, opportunities for growth, and potential investment areas for scientists, economists, and the general public.