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Old 03-14-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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We are constantly talking about city density on this board. However, I did a search to see if there were any lists that provided the density of an entire state. Just curious as to what your thoughts are.

I think that New Jersey would take the prize here, but what about Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Delaware, possibly
Ohio and Florida.

Texas has a large population, but also large land area, same with California.

What do you think??
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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List of U.S. states by population density - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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interesting site, thank you
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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doesn't get more dense than jersey
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Hey, john, mind taking a step? I need some more elbow room over here.

And tahiti and BobKovacs, could you guys stop standing on my toes?
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:08 AM
 
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It just depends on the size of the state, so it's a pretty random comparison.

the east coast states have a lot of people and they're quite small - so higher density. Places like California and Texas has thousands of square miles of wilderness or desert - no people.

Illinois has thousands of people per square mile in the northern sections, but hardly anyone down south....

It just depends on the size of the state really...
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I think Ohio inspired this thread for me. I was shocked that their is an urbanized area from Cincy almost to Columbus. I started thinking about states that have continuous urban area (ohio being the furthest state from my mind), Northern GA also comes to mind.

Aside from the "usual suspects" of the eastern seaboard states, Ohio, Fla, and GA seem to stand out to me.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:39 AM
 
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It just depends on the size of the state, so it's a pretty random comparison.

the east coast states have a lot of people and they're quite small - so higher density. Places like California and Texas has thousands of square miles of wilderness or desert - no people.

Illinois has thousands of people per square mile in the northern sections, but hardly anyone down south....

It just depends on the size of the state really...
Exactly! If you really want to see what the densest parts of the nation are, take a population map, remove all political boundaries, and draw a grid over it with, say 50 mi. x 50 mi. squares. The parts of the country underlying the squares with the highest populations are the most dense.

A lot or work, but much more accurate than relying on our irregular-sized states!
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:36 PM
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Location: Southeast of the Northwest Territories
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I remember hearing, a few years back, that NJ had more people per square mile than China does per square mile. I lived in NJ almost my whole life...up until last year, and it is wall-to-wall people.
Funny thing...if you look at the forums here and read a thread in the NJ section...an hour later that thread can be buried on page 2. Tiny little state. Then look at WY...big, empty state. A thread can stay at the top for 24 hours! Just goes to show ya...
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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take for instance, los angeles county vs. new jersey. both area of relative size, but los angeles county has more people. i don't know what land mass is bigger though, but like ben around said, it's not smart to judge density based off the size of a state.
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