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Old 07-10-2012, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Here are the 20 largest urban areas by population as of 2010:
Rank - Name - Population - Land Area - Density
1. New York-Newark - 18,351,295 - 3,450.2 sq mi - 5,318.9/sq mi
2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim - 12,150,996 - 1,736 sq mi - 6,999.3/sq mi
3. Chicago - 8,608,208 - 2,442.8 sq mi - 3,524/sq mi
4. Miami - 5,502,379 - 1,238.6 sq mi - 4,442.4/sq mi
5. Philadelphia - 5,441,567 - 1,981.4 sq mi - 2,746.4/sq mi
6. Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington - 5,121,892 - 1,779.1 sq mi - 2,878.9/sq mi
7. Houston - 4,944,332 - 1,660 sq mi - 2,978.5/sq mi
8. Washington, D.C. - 4,586,770 - 1,321.7 sq mi - 3,470.3/sq mi
9. Atlanta - 4,515,419 -2,645.4 sq mi - 1,706.9/sq mi
10. Boston - 4,181,019 - 1,873.5 sq mi - 2,231.7/sq mi
11. Detroit - 3,734,090 - 1,377.2 sq mi - 2,792.5/sq mi
12. Phoenix-Mesa - 3,629,114 - 1,146.6 sq mi - 3,165.2/sq mi
13. San Francisco-Oakland - 3,281,212 - 523.6 sq mi - 6,266.4/sq mi
14. Seattle - 3,059,393 - 1,010.3 sq mi - 3,028.2/sq mi
15. San Diego - 2,956,746 - 732.4 sq mi - 4,037/sq mi
16. Minneapolis-St. Paul - 2,650,890 -1,021.8 sq mi - 2,594.3/sq mi
17. Tampa-St. Petersburg - 2,441,770 - 957 sq mi - 2,551.5/sq mi
18. Denver-Aurora - 2,374,203 - 668 sq mi - 3,554.4/sq mi
19. Baltimore - 2,203,663 - 717 sq mi - 3,073/sq mi
20. St. Louis - 2,150,706 - 923.6 sq mi - 2,328.5/sq mi

Here's the complete list:
List of United States urban areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

How does your urban area rank?
Mine:
51. Oklahoma City - 861,505 - 410.6 sq mi - 2,098/sq mi

Map of the urban areas:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...rban-Areas.svg

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Old 07-29-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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That's pretty interesting information from that link although VERY misleading. The city of Boston is nearly 13,000 people per square mile while Tampa is just shy of 3,000 people per square mile. Having been to both cities Boston is much more densely populated. And I haven't touched on a few of the other sprawled suburbia cities on the list.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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That's pretty interesting information from that link although VERY misleading. The city of Boston is nearly 13,000 people per square mile while Tampa is just shy of 3,000 people per square mile. Having been to both cities Boston is much more densely populated. And I haven't touched on a few of the other sprawled suburbia cities on the list.
It's the entire contiguous developed area, not just city proper.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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For everyone who "claims" that the Bosh-Wash corridor doesn't exist, I say look at that map.

For everyone who says a NYC-Philly CSA doesn't exist, I say look at that map.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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That's pretty interesting information from that link although VERY misleading. The city of Boston is nearly 13,000 people per square mile while Tampa is just shy of 3,000 people per square mile. Having been to both cities Boston is much more densely populated. And I haven't touched on a few of the other sprawled suburbia cities on the list.
Exactly, like Orlando for instance with a city population of only 240,000 but a "metro area" population of 2.1 million that encompasses 4,000 square miles. Orlando's density is even less than Tampa's, 2,300 per square mile. The metro area density is a joke too, 525 people per square mile. Furthermore to suggest Orlando's influence extends over such a great distance is fairly humorous given that many Central Floridians never go into Orlando other than perhaps use the airport or with out of town guests going to Dizzy World.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Why do people even post these things? Do they really matter?
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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Originally Posted by rogercobb View Post
That's pretty interesting information from that link although VERY misleading. The city of Boston is nearly 13,000 people per square mile while Tampa is just shy of 3,000 people per square mile. Having been to both cities Boston is much more densely populated. And I haven't touched on a few of the other sprawled suburbia cities on the list.
No its not misleading at all.

Urban areas are city AND suburbs. Instead is misleading to assume that a densely populated CITY like Boston, is somehow representative of the ENTIRE metro area. Boston has a huge surrounding belt of low density, almost "countryfied suburbs, but are suburbs nonetheless. (Chicagos the same way).

If you wanted a list that just shows city proper size, population, and density that information is available as well, and in fact has probably been posted countless times on city-data forum.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:15 AM
 
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Why do people even post these things? Do they really matter?
What would you like us to post?
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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This list uses the 2000 census for UAs, correct?

When will the census release the 2010 urban areas?
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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What would you like us to post?
Something interesting. Anyone can Google stats like this. What's there to discuss?
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