Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Alaska, according to...

...a piece in the Times today (my emphasis):

...is at once one of the nation’s most urban — only New York City has a larger share of its state’s residents than Anchorage does of its — and one of the most rural; two-thirds of Alaska’s communities aren’t accessible by road and depend on satellite- and cellular-based telecommunication services.

And, although the 49th state is the largest in area:

The state’s population is no greater than that of the average congressional district. There were only 300,000 voters in the 2012 general election.

That's about the size of my town, Chicago -- in 1870.

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