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Old 12-05-2018, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Found it:

Credit to jbcmh81

I know these have changed since then, but here is the density by area size in 2010 for the top 15 largest Midwest cities. This excludes St. Paul given that it's part of the Minneapolis metro.


0.79 Square Miles (within 1 mile of the City Center)
Chicago: 30,475.0
Milwaukee: 14,414.9
Minneapolis: 12,833.1
Cincinnati: 9,365.5
Lincoln: 7,874.1
Detroit: 6,827.1
Omaha: 6,613.6
Toledo: 5,202.1
Indianapolis: 5,060.0
St Louis: 5,043.6
Cleveland: 4,965.0
Columbus: 4,826.9
Fort Wayne: 4,310.0
Kansas City: 4,214.1
Wichita: 3,602.9
Interesting comparison, but you you either have the distances labeled wrong or the densities. For example, 1 mile from the city center all the way around is a 1 mile radius, so 3.14 square miles.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Interesting comparison, but you you either have the distances labeled wrong or the densities. For example, 1 mile from the city center all the way around is a 1 mile radius, so 3.14 square miles.
I didn't make it but I appreciate your point.
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Interesting how Detroit climbs higher up the list as you get to wider radii. Really drives home how much the city itself has hollowed out while even the immediate inner-ring suburbs have done much better growth-wise.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:31 PM
 
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Milwaukee is surprisingly dense. I wish I could find the post where someone broke it down by concentric circles.

But yes, for a slow growth/stagnant city we're very walkable.

My community's density is 8,390.

Off to look for that post...

Edited: I see Enean beat me to it.
Milwaukee has a tightly packed core, left over from when it was one of the most dense cities in the US. Consider that in 1950, its population was 637k, compared to 595k in 2010. But it 1950, its footprint was ~25-30% smaller than in 2010. (in the 1950s, the city annexed vast areas of neighboring towns, which pushed its 1960 population up to 741k (but reduced its density, of course)
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:48 PM
 
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[quote=Vegabern;53809336]Found it:

Credit to jbcmh81

I know these have changed since then, but here is the density by area size in 2010 for the top 15 largest Midwest cities. This excludes St. Paul given that it's part of the Minneapolis metro.

Not sure I understand your explanation as to why St. Paul was excluded from the largest 15 Midwest cities. It is/was in 2010 bigger than Lincoln, Toledo and Ft. Wayne. What does being "part of the Minneapolis metro" have to do with it? Is the Minneapolis number calculated from the center of the city, or the center of the metro?
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Originally Posted by Vegabern View Post
Found it:

Credit to jbcmh81

I know these have changed since then, but here is the density by area size in 2010 for the top 15 largest Midwest cities. This excludes St. Paul given that it's part of the Minneapolis metro.

Not sure I understand your explanation as to why St. Paul was excluded from the largest 15 Midwest cities. It is/was in 2010 bigger than Lincoln, Toledo and Ft. Wayne. What does being "part of the Minneapolis metro" have to do with it? Is the Minneapolis number calculated from the center of the city, or the center of the metro?
Again, I copied this post from jbcmh81. That bit about St. Paul included.
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