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Old 01-05-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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I posted this once before, but if Texas had the population density of NJ, the entire population of the US would live within its' borders.

I like posts like this!
Wow, for real? That's pretty interesting!!
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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I wish more cities were as dense as New York, expecially Manhattan! I know half the people here would disagree with me, but I like dense cities like that.
I agree with you, i like that everything you need is right in the vicinity. I hate having to drive ALL THE TIME to pick up kids from school or getting little things like milk and butter, its like that in SW florida when i visited, it was terrible. i mean i like spacious areas too.. but thats why im glad i live in Jersey.. i have both dense and sprawled towns across the state.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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I wish more cities were as dense as New York, expecially Manhattan! I know half the people here would disagree with me, but I like dense cities like that.
I think density is the single underlying foundation that fosters all of the traits that make a city vibrant and cosmopolitan. The two are are not mutually exclusive.. to have one, you must have the other.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I would have to move out of Houston if it had the density of NYC. Some of the best parts of town have very little density.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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With a population of around 8,274,527 people squeezed into 304 sq miles NYC is easily the densest major city with 27,147 people per sq miles. But what would be the population of other cities if they had the same density? Find out now.

With 767 sq miles of land Jacksonville would have to have about
20,800,000 people to be as dense as NYC.

With 579.4 sq miles of land Houston would have to have about
15,750,000 people to be as dense as NYC.

With 469 sq miles of land Los Angeles would have to have about 12,750,000 people to be as dense as NYC.

With 227 sq miles of land Chicago would have to have about
6,160,000 people to be as dense as NYC.

With 131 sq miles of land Atlanta would have to have about
2,790,000 people to be as dense as NYC.

With 48.4 sq miles of land Boston would have to have about
1,319,000 people to be as dense of NYC.

With 46.7 sq miles of land San Francisco would have to have about
1,270,000 people to be as dense as NYC.

With 35.6 sq miles of land Miami would have to have about
965,000 people to be as dense as NYC.

I calculated these numbers by taking the land area of these cities and then increasing the population and dividing it by the land area until I could get the closet density possible to NYC. There is probablly a more algebraic method of doing this but oh well algebra has never been my best subject. Enjoy
Heck, since you already knew that NYC's density was 27,147, all you had to do was take that number and multiply it by the land area of each of the other cities you listed.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Heck, since you already knew that NYC's density was 27,147, all you had to do was take that number and multiply it by the land area of each of the other cities you listed.
lol...yep, that easy
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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keep in mind with Jacksonville FL, that the city limits and Duval County limits are one and the same. Louisville KY just recently did the same thing and I know Augusta GA is like this as well.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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So why not move there?

Look at you trying to play devils advocate. Very telling on your end.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Look at you trying to play devils advocate. Very telling on your end.

It was just a simple question. I didn't have any motive behind it.
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