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Old 09-01-2016, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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For me, it's the NY metro area. I grew up in the city, so it's shocking for me to discover the areas I thought of is purely suburban are more densely populated than Boston or DC.
Like where?
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:30 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Just curious, given its density numbers (including Levittown), do those municipalities in Hempstead run into each other seamlessly?
I think this is true though there are numerous natural barriers such as inlets, ponds, and streams that may provide borders whereas in other parts of the town only a sign along the road would let you know you are crossing from one village to the next.
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Old 09-02-2016, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Like where?
On both sides of NYC, parts of NJ and Long Island suburbs are denser than Boston.

Just an example:

Hudson county, NJ
Population: 675,000
Density: 14,610 ppsm

City of Boston:
Population: 667,000
Density: 13,840 ppsm

And DC has roughly the same density as Yonkers or Newark.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Austin sprawls more than Houston AND DFW. Do people actually think they getting a slice of California with that town lol.

As far as Houston losing it's "4th largest city crown". It's better in the long run if they had less to manage with.
California, especially southern California sprawls. And obviously we are talking just cities as I think DFW is larger than Connecticut.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:14 AM
 
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What numbers did you read for the Lexington, KY urbanized area? I saw the population density of 953/sq mi for Lexington, which is lower than most urban areas that are extremely suburban in nature.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...es_urban_areas

Its urbanized area population density is 3,315.9 persons per sq mi, higher than Boston, Baltimore, Seattle, Detroit, Philly, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Providence, Cincinnati, etc.

It was the first place in the country to enact an urban growth boundary, so that's what explains it. The municipal population density is low because it is a consolidated city and much of the land within the city-county borders is undeveloped.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:27 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Originally Posted by Gantz View Post
On both sides of NYC, parts of NJ and Long Island suburbs are denser than Boston.

Just an example:

Hudson county, NJ
Population: 675,000
Density: 14,610 ppsm

City of Boston:
Population: 667,000
Density: 13,840 ppsm

And DC has roughly the same density as Yonkers or Newark.
NYC suburbs are abnormally dense.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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California, especially southern California sprawls. And obviously we are talking just cities as I think DFW is larger than Connecticut.
SoCal is dense sprawl though, the average LA suburb has a population density of over 10,000ppsm. More than any city proper in the sunbelt outside of Miami
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:30 AM
 
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It isn't a city, but the village of Kenmore outside of Buffalo is one of the most dense incorporated municipalities in the country with a little over 15,000 people within 1.4 square miles. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ke...ZqBMIQ8gEIfTAL
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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It isn't a city, but the village of Kenmore outside of Buffalo is one of the most dense incorporated municipalities in the country with a little over 15,000 people within 1.4 square miles. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ke...ZqBMIQ8gEIfTAL
Doesn't even come close to Union City, NJ; which has a density of 70,000 ppsm, most dense municipality in the whole country
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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NYC suburbs are abnormally dense.
I'd say from a global viewpoint, every American suburb that isn't in the NYC or LA area is abnormally sprawled out. All about perspective.
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