San Francisco housing values are gargatuan in comparison to the rest of the country, but we already knew that. This map, however, gives an awesome perspective on the nation as a whole.
No, that strange, almost diseased-looking GIF below isn’t a lopsided picture of China, or an artistic rendition of a bleeding heart. It’s just the total housing value of the United States, mapped.
Max Galka posted a visual comparison of the housing values of every county throughout the U.S. on Metrocosm this past Sunday; he substituted the residential property value for each county’s land area.
According to the map, half the total value comes from the top five states: California (duh), New York, Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania.
Unsurprisingly, San Francisco can easily be seen with the naked eye on this cartogram.
[Featured Image: Max Galka via Metrocosm]