What America Calls Itself

I’ve been doing some hacking with the downloadable files available from the U.S. State and Topical Gazetteer page. Each of the 1,844,756 features in the Gazetteer has a “feature type” associated with it; here’s an interesting breakdown of the number of each feature in the 50 states:

Feature TypeCount
stream230473
ppl177600
church177435
school169010
locale127043
cemetery123395
reservoir74722
summit70143
valley69776
lake67664
park57145
dam56877
building41478
civil39026
well38184
spring35806
mine32461
po21782
canal20419
island20045
airport19164
tower16594
cape16142
ridge14958
bay12750
hospital10771
flat10429
trail10321
gap8343
crossing8175
swamp7367
bridge6047
bar5807
oilfield4852
gut4547
cliff4378
basin4277
channel4086
bend2711
range2394
falls2333
area2320
beach2291
pillar2025
forest1273
reserve1244
glacier1091
rapids1078
military1017
bench725
tunnel688
harbor663
woods634
levee513
arroyo439
arch436
slope366
plain295
crater237
lava166
unknown141
geyser117
other35
isthmus18
sea12
cave2

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