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Old 04-02-2017, 06:26 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Which of the major cities in the South (including Texas and Florida) has the most density? I know cities like Houston and Dallas, outside of their downtown areas, have a very spread out and suburban character even within the city limits. Are there any big cities in the South that are not like this and actually have many densely populated, urban neighborhoods?
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Old 04-02-2017, 06:30 PM
 
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Miami, New Orleans, and maybe Atlanta

Memphis is also pretty dense inside the 240 loop, but they've annexed a lot of suburban areas over the years
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Denver
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New Orleans, Miami, and Louisville.
Houston has some dense neighborhoods in the loop, Atlanta the same, Dallas too. They just aren't classically urban like Nola and Louisville.
I'd maybe say Memphis and Birmingham too.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Houston and Dallas large city limits will offset the density that is in the core. I don't know how big the area of loop 12 is in Dallas or the population. With Houston, the "urban" and "city" part is pretty much inside the loop.

According to this link:

http://www.poconnor.com/resources/FY...eport-HCAD.pdf

As of 12/31/2015, the population of the inner loop is 502,000 (it's highest ever). That population is inside 95 sq miles. That gives you a density of 5,284 ppsm. So not high density at all but pretty decent for a sunbelt Southern city.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Houston and Dallas large city limits will offset the density that is in the core. I don't know how big the area of loop 12 is in Dallas or the population. With Houston, the "urban" and "city" part is pretty much inside the loop.

According to this link:

http://www.poconnor.com/resources/FY...eport-HCAD.pdf

As of 12/31/2015, the population of the inner loop is 502,000 (it's highest ever). That population is inside 95 sq miles. That gives you a density of 5,284 ppsm. So not high density at all but pretty decent for a sunbelt Southern city.
I wonder how much it would jump up if Uptown was added. And I always thought the inner loop population was much higher than that.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I wonder how much it would jump up if Uptown was added. And I always thought the inner loop population was much higher than that.
You probably thought the inner loop was higher because of what's going on west of downtown. But East and Northeast of Downtown, the homes are still small, spread out, open fields with no development in sight on them. You have other homes that are pretty much ranch style homes. It's slowly starting to change but it isn't there yet. I can see by 2030 that the population would be around 550,000. This link shows what it looks like now looking West from downtown.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/57051603@N08/32752813421

Don't think you have a similar site looking east.

As for adding Uptown, I've seen different population figures for it. City-Data has it as 26,000 in 8 sq miles. But other competing websites has it as 66,000. Don't know which to believe. If it's 26,000, the population is 528,000 in 103 sq miles which puts the density at 5,126 ppsm. If it's the 66,000, the population is 5,514 ppsm. It would basically still have the same density.
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Old 04-02-2017, 09:44 PM
 
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Miami and NOLA

(Waiting for someone to mention DC and Baltimore)
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Old 04-02-2017, 11:07 PM
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Location: Miami
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New Orleans, Miami, Louisville, Richmond, Birmingham, DC, and Baltimore
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:31 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore
Miami
DC
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Honestly, the answer is Miami and Nee air leans. If you want to count D.C. And Baltimore, go right on ahead. I don't see Louisville and Birmingham up there with these four.
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