The town of Colma, California, is home to 17 cemeteries. The dead outnumber the living by a thousand to one!
It happened because the authorities once decided to relocate all the cemeteries from nearby San Francisco, and all the bodies were reinterred here.
The population of the town used to consist only of gravediggers, florists, and memorial makers, but in the 1980s, people of other professions also started to settle here. The town’s motto today is "It’s great to be alive in Colma!"