As soon as you've stopped sobbing to the heavens, appealing to the Old Gods and the New over Sunday night's Game of Thrones season finale — and, assuming you're not "totally quitting it for good," as viewers are wont to declare — take a gander at this wickedly meticulous map, created from actual, IRL (I guess) data to determine which Westeros-based GoT house would rule every single county in the United States.
Using "demographic, geographic, and industry data that is characteristic of each House and it's location," designers from FindTheHome matched U.S. counties and parishes with corresponding political families (or the Night's Watch). What does that mean for Dallas County?
We're deep in the heart of Lann'ster (clap clap clap clap clap).
#Obviously so is Collin County. It's a banking, politics, and population thing. Nearby-ish Grayson County is House Greyjoy, despite its lack of high seas and, presumably, few pirates. Having grown up thereabouts (as a neighboring Baratheon bannerwoman), I would not at all, however, be surprised to discover scalawags floating the Red River.
Elsewhere in North Texas likely roams a Dothraki Khalasar, far from Essos, but as one might imagine, nomadic horsemen can be hard to pin down for Census data.
Further infographics offer top three cities nationwide with highest correlating characteristics, which tend toward the whimsical. So, if you're looking for incestuous dragon lovers, you might consider moving to Esmeralda County, Va., the nation's most Targaryen-y due to its harboring notable numbers of both fortune tellers and fire protection groups. Want to crash a Crow party? Head over to the Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, the third most Night's Watch-y place due to the lots of freezing, unmarried dudes there.
Other Lone Star observations: Houston, in Harris County, is also House Lannister, natch, as is Austin in Travis. Perhaps surprisingly, so is Tarrant County. Not so different after all, are we, Fort Worth? It is known.
H/t: Time Magazine