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.
116 million square feet of gross leasable space
80 million square feet
64.6 million square feet
56.4 million square feet
52.4 million square feet
50.8 million square feet
44.9 million square feet
36.4 million square feet
31.6 million square feet
30.6 million square feet
28.3 million square feet
27.4 million square feet
27.2 million square feet
23.6 million square feet
22.6 million square feet
22.5 million square feet
21.9 million square feet
20.9 million square feet
19 million square feet
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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