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Old 01-18-2009, 07:02 PM
 
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What's your zip - Austin's average (according to City Data) is 2,954 per square mile. Quite a difference!!
Averages mean very little, especially when city lines are drawn weird like austins, and it incorporates a lot of suburban areas.

For instance, Galveston's "official" overall density is quite low, 2000s or something. But after visiting the city several times and noticing how packed in and old-school it was, I realized that can't be right. I looked at the city map and where most people actually live - it's really more near 6000 or so. The reason is that the island is pretty big and the "city" is technically most of the island - but the actual populated/business part is a comparatively small portion of the island.

Similar situation in Houson, which incorporates suburban areas.

Mines 78705
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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1705 in my suburban zip, city 3669, downtown 3504(surprising, although its 1.6 sqmi.), midtown 7634 or 6742( divided between zip codes) Dundee, 5912.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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4,558 per sq. mile for my suburb.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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1705 in my suburban zip, city 3669, downtown 3504(surprising, although its 1.6 sqmi.), midtown 7634 or 6742( divided between zip codes) Dundee, 5912.
That's really small. The area on Long island I'm moving to has about 7000 and that's a suburb about 15 miles outside of the city.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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4,406 people per square mile for my zip code in Mission Viejo, CA. The city averages 5,060 people per square mile. California suburbs are fairly dense (for U.S. suburb standards.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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i live in a small state- only one area code and zip code to cover the whole state!
Which state is that? Never heard of a state that small. Not even Delaware or Rhode Island.

By the location I would guess Maine, but Maine has hundreds of zip codes. Shoot, Portland itself has 9.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I just clicked on the big City-Data.com and put my zip code number in the search block right above the state names.

http://www.city-data.com/

Then click on find.
Cool didn't look by zip code, just the city. Have to revise my answer to include the density for my zip code is 64/sq mile.

Cost of living is 77.3% of the national average as well.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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33,755 per square mile in my zip code.

in comparison my former zip code is 172 people per square mile ... i don't miss it.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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4,713 people per square mile in my zip in Atlanta. Atl is not a very dense city.

Last edited by willrusso; 01-18-2009 at 09:37 PM..
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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I live in 80920 which is in Colorado Springs. The population of my zip code is 33,364. Its 19.5 square miles, and 1,709 people per square mile.
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