What is the size of the area of Canada near the U.S. border where most Canadians actually live?
I am wondering: what is the size of the area of Canada near the U.S. border where most Canadians actually live? I have read that 80% -90% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the U.S. Border. However, I am unable to get any statistics for the size of that geographical area. On this map: canadainfolink.ca/chartten.htm the size of the areas of Canada where people actually live seems really tiny. I am only able to find population statistics for each province of Canada, which doesn’t help much, since just about everywhere outside of Ontario conains vast areas of uninhabitable tundra.
So, what is the geographical size of the area near the U.S. border where 90% of Canadians live?
I have looked all over the Wikipedia for Canada and the census and geographic data, and it seems nobody knows how large or small the inhabited area of Canada actually is. I’m really curious: damn near all Canadians live near the U.S. border,and damn near 100% are concentrated in population-dense urban areas together, but there are no statistics anywhere for the size of the landmass they occupy? Why?
I know that the population of Canada is about the same as the population of California, so it makes sense that the inhabited part of Canada wouldn’t need to be much geographically larger.
I just need to get a mental picture of the occupied landmass. I’m guessing it’s like California with a little Oregon on top. In a different shape, of course.
And YES, I am a geography nerd.
Canadians, help me out? I’m in a quandry.