Did You Know: The Federal Government Owns 24% of All U.S. Land

April 23, 2015 2:48 am

We spotted this interesting stat today –

“The federal government owns 24% of all land, worth a collective $1.8 trillion. (That’s 8% of the country’s total value, or around 10% of the total outstanding federal debt.)” Source

Bonus stats – Almost half, 47%, of U.S. land is used for agriculture and Just 5.8% of U.S. land is developed, but that land accounts for 50.7% of the total value. (Source)

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