The 20 states with the most mall space, in descending order.



Forget the Prozac nation, we’re a nation of shoppers. When it comes to therapy, many people believe that spending money takes the edge off things. The majority of mall space in the U.S., is concentrated along the Eastern seaboard and in the mid-Atlantic states, loosely following the population density of the country. That’s where many of the most vigorous battles over land use are taking place — in prized metropolitan areas with attractive demographics and virtually no land left to develop.





1

CALIFORNIA

116 million square feet of gross leasable space



2

TEXAS

80 million square feet



3

FLORIDA

64.6 million square feet



4

NEW YORK

56.4 million square feet



5

OHIO

52.4 million square feet



6

PENNSYLVANIA

50.8 million square feet



7

ILLINOIS

44.9 million square feet



8

MICHIGAN

36.4 million square feet



9

VIRGINIA

31.6 million square feet



10

NEW JERSEY

30.6 million square feet



11

GEORGIA

28.3 million square feet



12

NORTH CAROLINA

27.4 million square feet



13

MARYLAND

27.2 million square feet



14

MASSACHUSETTS

23.6 million square feet



15

INDIANA

22.6 million square feet



16

WASHINGTON

22.5 million square feet



17

MISSOURI

21.9 million square feet



18TENNESSEE

20.9 million square feet



19

COLORADO

19 million square feet



20

ARIZONA

17.3 million square feet



SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF SHOPPING CENTERS; RESEARCH QUARTERLY; VOL. 8, "IT’S A (S)MALL WORLD AFTER ALL"

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