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Old 05-23-2013, 10:54 PM
 
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The 50 densest American metropolitan areas, by weighted density - Austin Contrarian

I felt like posting this article even if it barely makes sense to me. The Census Bureau compiled a list of America's top 50 metropolitan areas based on their weighted densities, aka, how densely populated a metro really feels, or really is. Anyone want to take a stab at explaining what a weighted density is and the implications of the list in the above article? Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:57 PM
 
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I found another interesting article on the topic. There's also a chart illustrating NYC and LA urban density ppsm based on the different distances from City Hall.

Is Los Angeles really the densest city in the US? | The Urbanist
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:09 PM
 
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memph from Skyscrapercity.com compiled the following list on Dec 31, 2011... to compare American and Canadian cities:

1. New York: 33,029 (17,799,861)
2. San Francisco-Oakland: 15,032 (2,995,769)
3. Toronto: 14,853 (5,178,773)
4. Montreal: 14,128 (3,299,497)
5. Los Angeles: 12,557 (11,789,487)
6. Vancouver: 12,093 (2,189,688)
7. Honolulu: 11,989 (718,182)
8. Chicago: 10,270 (8,307,904)
9. San Jose: 8,766 (1,538,312)
10. Philadelphia: 8,457 (5,149,079)
11. Ottawa: 7,747 (1,022,490)
12. Hamilton: 7,743 (693,793)
13. Boston: 7,711 (4,032,484)
14. Winnipeg: 7,643 (673,856)
15. Calgary: 7,228 (1,101,023)
16. San Diego: 7,186 (2,674,436)
17. Baltimore: 6,952 (2,076,354)
18. Washington: 6,835 (3,933,920)
19. Miami: 6,810 (4,919,036)
20. Quebec City: 6,759 (704,772)
21. Las Vegas: 6,662 (1,314,357)
22. Edmonton: 6,457 (878,827)
23. Victoria: 6,145 (303,963)
24. London, ON: 6,106 (376,032)
25. Regina: 5,992 (193,100)
26. Kitchener: 5,872 (462,262)
27. Milwaukee: 5,830 (1,308,913)
28. Oshawa: 5,820 (297,808)
29. Saskatoon: 5,686 (222,079)
30. Halifax: 5,472 (328,962)
31. St Catharines-Thorold: 5,375 (150,967)
32. Phoenix: 5,238 (2,907,049)
33. Denver: 5,231 (1,984,887)
34. Windsor: 5,193 (283,940)
35. Sacramento: 5,043 (1,393,498)
36. Cleveland: 5,033 (1,786,647)
37. Detroit: 4,955 (3,903,377)
38. Seattle: 4,747 (2,712,205)
39. Dallas-Fort Worth: 4,641 (4,145,659)
40. Riverside-San Bernardino: 4,514 (1,506,816)
41. Houston: 4,514 (3,822,509)
42. Portland: 4,383 (1,583,138)
43. Minneapolis-St Paul: 4,196 (2,388,593)
44. San Antonio: 4,090 (1,327,554)
45. Austin: 3,904 (901,920)
46. Virginia Beach: 3,883 (1,394,439)
47. Pittsburgh: 3,698 (1,753,136)
48. St Louis: 3,566 (2,077,662)
49. Tampa: 3,558 (2,062,339)
50. Cincinnati: 3,274 (1,503,262)
51. Kansas City: 3,041 (1,361,744)
52. Atlanta: 2,362 (3,499,840)

*The US numbers are from the 2000 census and the Canadian ones from the 2006 census.

memph was also working on the weighed densities of the following metros:

Barcelona (incomplete): 57,915 (3,840,842)
Zaragoza: 41,103 (681,097)
Madrid: 37,610 (5,144,053)
Paris (incomplete): 30,894 (9,508,637 not including some suburbs I haven't added yet)
Budapest (city proper): 14,810 (1,729,031)
Hamburg (city proper): 13,768
Sydney: 6,860 (4,091,720)
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:49 PM
 
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This seems like someone played with the formula for density until NYC was greater than Los Angeles. You can do anything with statistics.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:50 AM
 
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I'm wondering if weighted density means the density of the metro where people actually live versus the population and land area of a metro.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:56 AM
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I'm wondering if weighted density means the density of the metro where people actually live versus the population and land area of a metro.
I have been having a belly laugh with this. "Weighted density" could be the city with the lowest I. Q. and the most fat. LOL
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:48 PM
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It's weighted by the population of each census tract. Multiply the density of each census tract by its population, sum that product over each census tract in region, then divide by total population. You can also create creat shows what % of the population lives above a certain density.

http://wealoneonearth.blogspot.com/2...ggly-line.html

I made some graphs myself.

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Old 05-24-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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nei, thanks for sharing. that's an impressive chart! i bet los angeles surprises most of the self-proclaimed demographers in C-D.
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Old 06-26-2016, 11:07 PM
 
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Saw this post as part of research for a project. To give back a bit, I'd like to post the results of my research, which compiled data from multiple sources on weighted population densities for metropolitan areas in the US, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand:

City Weighted Population Density (ppl/sq-mi) Per hectare Per acre
Barcelona 63,714 246 100
Madrid 48,174 186 75
Valencia 44,807 173 70
Athens 37,814 146 59
Paris 34,447 133 54
Seville 32,893 127 51
New York 31,471 122 49
Vienna 31,080 120 49
Naples 28,490 110 45
Turin 26,677 103 42
Lyon 23,569 91 37
Brussels 23,569 91 37
Rome 23,051 89 36
Warsaw 22,274 86 35
Amsterdam21,756 84 34
Berlin 21,238 82 33
London 20,720 80 32
Lisbon 20,202 78 32
Prague 19,684 76 31
Budapest 19,166 74 30
Munich 18,389 71 29
Rotterdam 17,612 68 28
Copenhagen17,094 66 27
Milan 17,094 66 27
Stockholm 15,540 60 24
San Francisco 14,740 57 23
Hamburg 14,504 56 23
Cologne 14,504 56 23
Dusseldorf 14,504 56 23
Toronto 14,245 55 22
Montreal 13,468 52 21
Frankfurt am Main13,468 52 21
Wellington 12,691 49 20
Los Angeles12,543 48 20
Dublin 12,173 47 19
Vancouver 12,173 47 19
Liverpool 11,655 45 18
Birmingham11,655 45 18
Porto 11,655 45 18
Manchester11,137 43 17
Stuttgart 10,878 42 17
Helsinki 10,619 41 17
Glasgow 10,101 39 16
Sydney 9,324 36 15
Chicago 9,047 35 14
San Jose 8,766 34 14
Ottawa 8,547 33 13
Philadelphia 8,457 33 13
Boston 8,158 31 13
Calgary 8,029 31 13
Auckland 7,770 30 12
Hamilton 7,744 30 12
Winnipeg 7,643 30 12
Miami 7,446 29 12
Washington, D.C. 7,405 29 12
Edmonton 7,252 28 11
San Diego 7,186 28 11
Baltimore 6,952 27 11
Quebec City 6,760 26 11
Melbourne 6,734 26 11
Milwaukee 5,830 23 9
Saskatoon 5,686 22 9
Halifax 5,472 21 9
Christchurch 5,439 21 8
Denver 5,231 20 8
Adelaide 4,921 19 8
Brisbane 4,921 19 8
Seattle 4,747 18 7
Phoenix 4,716 18 7
Perth 4,662 18 7
Dallas-Fort Worth 4,641 18 7
Houston 4,553 18 7
Riverside-San Bernardino 4,514 17 7
Portland 4,383 17 7
Atlanta 2,416 9 4
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