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View Poll Results: The More Urban City (s)?
Jersey City/Hoboken 33 50.00%
San Francisco 35 53.03%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-21-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Jersey City: 242,503 (14.9 Square Miles) = 16,275 people per square mile
Hoboken: 41,015 (1.3 Square Miles) = 31,550 people per square mile

Jersey City + Hoboken: 283,518 (16.2 Square Miles) 17,501 people per square mile

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San Francisco: 815,000 (48 Square Miles) 16,979 people per square mile

You can make a case for the peak of highest density in either city (s), so lets hear it. Which one would be considered a more urban city?
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: The City
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Tough call but think give the edge to SF as it has a much larrger downtown area. both are among the most urban areas to live in the country and JC/Boken are a stones tthrow from Manhattan but as a stand alone would be missing a pure downtown of the size and scale of SF - add in manhattan and the discussion changes but as a stand alone i go with SF
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Arroyo Grande, California
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San Francisco, easily. Although density is similar, its over 49 sq miles not 16. Within SF there are parts much denser than 17k/sqmi
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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I consider Jersey City/Hoboken an extension of NYC. Therefore, Jersey City/Hoboken.

Stand alone...definitely San Francisco.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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San Francisco, easily. Although density is similar, its over 49 sq miles not 16. Within SF there are parts much denser than 17k/sqmi
No... There's probably sections of the city that exceed over 49Kppsm- But the average population density overall is around 17K PPSM
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I'd say it's a tie. I voted for both.

San Francisco clearly has the more urban downtown (Jersey City's DT is pretty quiet.. Hoboken is livelier)- Though Jersey City/Hoboken has the more urban residential areas.
Public transportation in both excel, but NJ Transit is definitely the more extensive system. (Plus, PATH)
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:37 AM
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Location: San Francisco
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one-on-one? SF wins (47 square miles of high density vs. 16 square miles of high density)

metros taken into account? NJ/NYC wins.
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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I have love for JC/Hoboken,but this is no contest,imo.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Just Hoboken & Jersey City?
Hudson Co feels like one congruent city to most who have ever been there (West New York, Union City, North Bergen, Weehawken, ect).

But hey, I didn't make the poll...................
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: California
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How the hell can you even compare Jersey to San Fran?????????????
SF is a world class city. You better off comparing Jersey with Oakland.
And obviously SF is way more urban, SF is one of the most denses compact, cosmopolitan cities in the world, theres something to do in SF any time day or night. I doubt Jersey has much too offer. Just cause your packed like sardines in some ****ty apartment building dosnt mean your urban!!
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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How the hell can you even compare Jersey to San Fran?????????????
SF is a world class city. You better off comparing Jersey with Oakland.
And obviously SF is way more urban, SF is one of the most denses compact, cosmopolitan cities in the world, theres something to do in SF any time day or night. I doubt Jersey has much too offer. Just cause your packed like sardines in some ****ty apartment building dosnt mean your urban!!
Wha?
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