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Old 03-17-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: NJ
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i've posted this before, but if TX had the density of NJ - it would have a population of 350 million.

i live in an area with a density of 450 people per square mile, and it doesn't feel crowded at all - but by other states standards, it's packed.

lammius - wear some deodorant, will ya??
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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tahiti, I'll put some axe on for ya, baby!

Mike, speaking of counties, NJ's most dense county (Hudson) has a population density of over 13,000 per sq mile. That's pretty surprising considering how much of the west side of the county is Meadowlands.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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Here is a density map by county:

The blue shows it all. No question as to which states are most densely populated!
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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tahiti, I'll put some axe on for ya, baby!

Mike, speaking of counties, NJ's most dense county (Hudson) has a population density of over 13,000 per sq mile. That's pretty surprising considering how much of the west side of the county is Meadowlands.
Yes, yes...
My data for 2003 actually says 11865 per square mile, but even at that, this puts Hudson County nationally at # 6, behind Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and San Francisco. #7 is Suffolk (Boston) County at 11496 per square mile.

Hudson County's population density is the basis behind my nickname that it is the '6th borough' of New York. In fact, I've made the argument that NY and NJ should swap Hudson County for Staten Island. And your observation about the location of the population is spot on: once you get west of Tonnele Ave in Jersey City, for instance, the residential population there is very small.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Agreed. And even in a densely populated state, there are always places you can find tremendous solitude. For instance, northeastern California is as sparsely populated as almost anywhere else in the United States, even though the state is designated as very densely populated based on the huge coastal population.
True be that...
8 out of California's 58 counties have populations of under 7 persons per square mile. 95% of the population resides on 8% of the state's land area. Modoc County in the northeast corner looks more like Western Idaho.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: NJ
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True be that...
8 out of California's 58 counties have populations of under 7 persons per square mile. 95% of the population resides on 8% of the state's land area. Modoc County in the northeast corner looks more like Western Idaho.
yeah, that's like Canada - isn't it something like 90% of the population lives within 50 miles of the US border?
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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yeah, that's like Canada - isn't it something like 90% of the population lives within 50 miles of the US border?
You know your stuff. However, I think it's 100 miles (Toronto to Buffalo, you have to include Toronto, which is more than 50 miles). I didn't know anyone else knew that, but that's an absolutely true statement.
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Toronto is 96 miles from Buffalo, but as the crow flies (which to say if you right over the lake), Toronto is about 20 miles from the US border.

I'm pretty sure the number 100 miles though.

Also, people talking about 400/sq mile being crowded makes me laugh. I've never lived in county less dense than 1700/sq mile or in a town less dense than 8000/sq mile. I know that's a little bit of warped perspective but it is what it is.

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Old 03-17-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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It's roughly 70 per sq. mile where I am in VT, and that's too crowded for me. My land I'll move to in the near future is in a place with 0.10 per sq. mile (yes you read that right) and even that could be better (less dense)...
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: NJ
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You know your stuff. However, I think it's 100 miles (Toronto to Buffalo, you have to include Toronto, which is more than 50 miles). I didn't know anyone else knew that, but that's an absolutely true statement.
LOL - hey, i grew up on jeopardy and trivial pursuit - there's a lot of useless knowledge up here <<taps head>>.....
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