Thursday, January 22, 2015

United Kingdom vs. Arizona | Just the Stats

At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, the United States is an extraordinarily large place. It is so large, in fact, that 11 of its states separately possess a total area larger than that of the entire United Kingdom. This is truly mind-boggling, especially given that the UK is itself comprised of four nations.

That is precisely why I have undertaken this weekly project: tabulating the statistical differences (and sometimes similarities) between each of the fifty states and the United Kingdom. This week, we're going to assess how the state of Arizonaitself approximately 1.2 times the total area of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland combinedshapes up against the UK in each of the data areas listed below.

Please keep in mind that the contents of the following table do not serve any social or political agenda. Moreover, this table—as well as those of the other 49 states—is subject to revision, correction, and/or updates as and when such alterations are needed.


ARIZONA
UK
POPULATION
6,731,484
64,100,000
POPULATION DENSITY
57
people per sq. mile
662 people per sq. mile
TOTAL AREA (SQ. MILES)
113,990
94,060
YEAR OF FORMATION
1912
1707
TIME ZONE(S)
Mountain Time
GMT and BST
LARGEST CITY
Phoenix
London
HIGHEST POINT
12,637 ft (Humphreys Peak)
4,406 ft (Ben Nevis)
HIGHEST REC. TEMP
128 °F
(53 °C)
101.3°F
(38.5°C)
LOWEST REC. TEMP
−40 °F
(−40 °C)
-17°F
(-27.2°C)
MALE LIFE EXPECTANCY
77.37
79.5
FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCY
82.56
82.5
MURDER RATE (PER 100,000 PEOPLE)
5.5
(Statistics recorded in 2012)
1
(Statistics recorded in 2012)
TALLEST BUILDING
483ft
(Chase Tower in Phoenix)
1004ft
(The Shard in London)
INCARCERATION RATE (PER 100,000 PEOPLE)
572
147
MINIMUM WAGE
$8.05
$9.96 (for workers over 21)
VEHICLES PER 1,000 PEOPLE
660
519
ADULT OBESITY RATE
23.3%
23.1%
AGE OF CONSENT
18
16
MINIMUM AGE FOR FULL, UNRESTRICTED DRIVING LICENSES
16.5
17
(or 16 for some people claiming mobility benefit).


This article was written by Laurence Brown. Laurence is a British expat living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a contributor for BBC America and has written for Anglotopia. He is Editor-in-chief of Lost in the Pond and loves nothing more than to share these articles with anglophiles, expats, and other interested parties on social media. Follow Lost in the Pond on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

2 comments:

Gregg said...

Great information Laurence. Thank goodness you didn't compare the sunshine statistics! Regards Gregg. Jolly Good Tours LLC Cornwall & Colorado.

CriticalListener said...

Birmingham, Arizona? Never heard of it. Isn't this a leftover from Alabama? Surely you must mean Phoenix?

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