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scrooster
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Member since Jul 2012
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SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
Square Miles LINK

2 Texas 261,914
18 Missouri 68,898
21 Georgia 57,919
26 Florida 53,997
27 Arkansas 52,075
28 Alabama 50,750
31 Mississippi 46,914
33 Louisiana 43,566
34 Tennessee 41,220
36 Kentucky 39,732
40 South Carolina 30,111

Population LINK

2 Texas 28,304,596
3 Florida 20,984,400
8 Georgia 10,429,379
16 Tennessee 6,715,984
18 Missouri 6,113,532
23 South Carolina 5,024,369
24 Alabama 4,874,747
25 Louisiana 4,684,333
26 Kentucky 4,454,189
32 Arkansas 3,004,279
34 Mississippi 2,984,100

NFL Rosters (per capita) LINK (The Southeast is King baby!)

1 Florida 1 in 4,095 - 201
2 Georgia 1 in 4,132 - 114
3 South Carolina 1 in 4,745 - 51
4 Alabama 1 in 4,818 - 55
5 Louisiana 1 in 5,017 - 60
7 Mississippi 1 in 7,000 - 26
11 Texas 1 in 8,818 - 154
12 Tennessee 1 in 9,515 - 33
22 Missouri 1 in 12,577 - 26
24 Arkansas 1 in 13,545 - 11
40 Kentucky 1 in 25,222 - 9


Oilfieldbiology
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2016
7614 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
God damn Florida. That’s a lot of people for a state not much bigger % wise than day Louisiana, and your per capita is ridiculous too

ETA:
Someone noticed
This post was edited on 8/13 at 11:26 pm


mizslu314
Missouri Fan
Dirty STL
Member since Sep 2013
8558 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
I was today years old when I found out/realized St Louis metro population was the same as the state of Arkansas.


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mizslu314
Missouri Fan
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Member since Sep 2013
8558 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
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NFL Rosters (per capita) LINK


please do NBA


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Arksulli
Arkansas Fan
Fayetteville
Member since Aug 2014
16291 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
We just aren't a big population state. The places that are nice in Arkansas, in terms of climate and economy, are mountainous or in the hill country.


Serraneaux
Tennessee Fan
Brentwood
Member since Mar 2014
11384 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
LA is smaller than that due to erosion of the wetlands.


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I Bleed Garnet
South Carolina Fan
TriBeCa
Member since Jul 2011
25842 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
TYFYS


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Saskwatch
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Feb 2016
6323 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
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That’s a lot of people for a state not much bigger % wise than day Louisiana


A lot of coastline (and beach) = higher population
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AUCE05
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Dec 2009
28626 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
Didnt realize LA is losing people.


Oilfieldbiology
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2016
7614 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
Go ahead and thank our “small government” legislature over the past 16 years and thank the combination of second term Jindal and first term aid the sloth being governors for the last 8 years.

If you don’t work in oil and gas you almost have to get out right after school


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lsutiger2
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2008
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re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
I may be stupid but not understanding the per capita formula. Alabama has a bigger population than Louisiana with less NFL players yet they are ranked higher per capita?


dallasga6
Georgia Fan
Scrap Metal Magnate...
Member since Mar 2009
23373 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
quote:

Population LINK 

2 Texas 28,304,596 
3 Florida 20,984,400 
8 Georgia 10,429,379 
16 Tennessee 6,715,984 
18 Missouri 6,113,532 

Atlanta metro 5,949,951

23 South Carolina 5,024,369 
24 Alabama 4,874,747 
25 Louisiana 4,684,333 
26 Kentucky 4,454,189 
32 Arkansas 3,004,279 
34 Mississippi 2,984,100 


Now I know why it takes me 2hrs to go anywhere ...


Farmer1906
Houston Astros Fan
The Woodlands, TX
Member since Apr 2009
34064 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
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Population LINK

2 Texas 28,304,596
3 Florida 20,984,400
8 Georgia 10,429,379

Houston Metro 7,000,000

16 Tennessee 6,715,984
18 Missouri 6,113,532

Atlanta metro 5,949,951

23 South Carolina 5,024,369
24 Alabama 4,874,747
25 Louisiana 4,684,333
26 Kentucky 4,454,189
32 Arkansas 3,004,279
34 Mississippi 2,984,100


Why are y’all so tiny?


Reservoir dawg
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Oct 2013
8006 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
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Why are y’all so tiny?


We are just more exclusive


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elposter
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
16203 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
The per capita numbers don't come from the population numbers posted in the OP, which does make it a little confusing. The per capita numbers come from this calculation which seems a little funky:

quote:

To determine the top football baby factories, cleveland.com tabulated state totals for where NFL players were born and then calculated a ranking -- based on a ratio of current players from each state to births in the early 1990s when a big share of today's players were born. The top five states are all from the Southeast.




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HombreDoce
Texas A&M Fan
Member since Jul 2019
20 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
The data points are from September 2017
LINK

These numbers are from the end of last season.
LINK

College Station sits in the middle of the Texas Triangle which is a 60,000 square mile area with a population of 17,745,584 people. 181 players in the NFL at the end of last year were born in this area. I'm not going to look up 90's birthrates, but you will find that the Texas Triangle produces players per capita that are more in line with your Southeast States.

Also, a shout out to Mississippi. They have 9 hall of fame players with a current population of 2,986,000. No one else is even close.


RD Dawg
Georgia Fan
Atlanta
Member since Sep 2012
12891 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
Per capita means doesn't mean much.Per participant is much more accurate.


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GaryGator
Florida Fan
The Swamp
Member since Jun 2017
1442 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
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Florida 20,984,400




It just keeps getting worse. MF'ers need to stop moving here.


Here's a great example, Champions Gate, Florida. It didn't exist a little more than a decade ago.

Now, Champions Gate is an area in Kissimmee,Osceola County,East Central Florida,Florida with a population of almost 20,000.


This post was edited on 8/13 at 6:22 pm


Gatorbait2008
Florida Fan
Member since Aug 2015
11741 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
We have four major cities which leads to a lot of the population. Orlando, Miami, Tampa/St.Pete area, and Jacksonville. Lot of people in each to pad the numbers.


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mckibaj
Auburn Fan
Member since Nov 2010
4887 posts

re: SEC States by size (square miles) (population) (NFL Rosters) ....
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I may be stupid but not understanding the per capita formula. Alabama has a bigger population than Louisiana with less NFL players yet they are ranked higher per capita?


They are taking in from the early 90's and only including births from the early 90's. In the early 90's Louisiana had a higher population than Alabama.

ETA: OP made it confusing by posting current population.
This post was edited on 8/13 at 6:38 pm


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