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Old 08-10-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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San Francisco: Population density is approximately 17,000 people per square mile; New York has approximately 27,000 people per square mile.
this doesn't tell all the tale though...
New York Community Districts Ranked by 2000 Population Density

Manhattan as a whole is also 71K per sq mile...Brooklyn is 35K. Bronx is 32k.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:45 PM
 
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Heres something else

San Fran 46 sq mi 17,323/sq mi
The Bronx 42 sq mi 33,116/sq mi

Brooklyn 70 sq mi 34,916.6/sq mi
Manhattan 22 sq mi 71,201/sq mi
Queens 109 sq mi 20,991/sq mi
Staten Island 58 sq mi 8,335/sq mi
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Denver
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^ definitely numbers to look at when getting a feel of top 20 cities is the office space in the CBD, plus annual # of tourists....along with the usuals like density. Many cities like to include total office space (suburbs) but that really has nothing to do with how it is in the city... maybe if this were metro data.
The figures I was comparing were for the the city proper only, not including suburbs. For some reason, they include certain spots like Union Square in SF as the "suburbs". I think it's because they also have seperate data sets for San Jose, Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (wilshire/westwood)
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San Francisco is like the most beautiful city in the world.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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Heres something else

San Fran 46 sq mi 17,323/sq mi
The Bronx 42 sq mi 33,116/sq mi

Brooklyn 70 sq mi 34,916.6/sq mi
Manhattan 22 sq mi 71,201/sq mi
Queens 109 sq mi 20,991/sq mi
Staten Island 58 sq mi 8,335/sq mi
Both cities get skewed by their respective lower density areas. NYC much more so of course, but SF has higher density areas such as Chinatown that has differing figures according to various reports, but its density ranges somewhere between 50,000/sq mi and 100,000/sq mi. Its kind of like a Mini Me version of NYC in this sense. Downtown SF is really dense, kind of like Manhattan. Other parts are much less so, kind of like Staten.
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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That's true (as it is in many cities), but Manhattan at its densest seems quite a bit denser and over a larger area. One strange factoid: one of the densest neighborhoods in the country, and one of the few that is on par with the density found in lower Manhattan, is Koreatown in LA--a city largely associated with sprawl. It also feels a lot busier at night than most of Manhattan because it's one of the only neighborhoods for miles around that has a large collection of late night or 24 hour establishments (including a few lounges/bars/clubs that openly flout last call and smoking bans).
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Seattle & Bellevue
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SF is nicely dense but I think NYC wins this one.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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San Francisco is like the most beautiful city in the world.
Nice views too.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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San Francisco is like the most beautiful city in the world.
Something tells me you're not a traveller. What a joke. San Francisco has nice surroundings, but I find the city.....kind of run-down with unnatractive buildings.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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What is this insane obsession with density on these forums? I love a well developed city, but for crying out loud, people living atop one another is not my idea of good living conditions.
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