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Old 03-08-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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Philly: 11,410 per square mile
My zip code in Philly: 20,201 per square mile
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:40 AM
 
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how do you look up the population of a zip code?
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Its hard to judge a lot of western cities on their population density per square mile because a lot of the cities/counties have areas in their limits that are not inhabited. For example in the DFW area you have a lot of flood plains or rural farm land in city limits that are not habitated and in Phoenix you have a lot of mountainous and desert areas. Its much better to judge the most densely populated neighborhoods of each city and compare that rather than the city or metro area as a whole. Also some very densely developed areas may have a lot of retail and office space but very little residential mixed in which is the case in a lot of areas where there is more available land.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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how do you look up the population of a zip code?
I use city-data. It's a pretty cool site, and they've got a web forum, too, where you can talk about stuff like this.

Go to the main page and type in your zip code in the search engine. It should give you a pretty detailed profile that includes the population density.

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Its hard to judge a lot of western cities on their population density per square mile because a lot of the cities/counties have areas in their limits that are not inhabited. For example in the DFW area you have a lot of flood plains or rural farm land in city limits that are not habitated and in Phoenix you have a lot of mountainous and desert areas. Its much better to judge the most densely populated neighborhoods of each city and compare that rather than the city or metro area as a whole. Also some very densely developed areas may have a lot of retail and office space but very little residential mixed in which is the case in a lot of areas where there is more available land.
Yea, which is why I think looking at census tracts/zipcodes or an agglomeration of them is actually more useful when talking about the density you might actually experience at the ground level. For that, I use city-data! Amazing!
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Its hard to judge a lot of western cities on their population density per square mile because a lot of the cities/counties have areas in their limits that are not inhabited. For example in the DFW area you have a lot of flood plains or rural farm land in city limits that are not habitated and in Phoenix you have a lot of mountainous and desert areas. Its much better to judge the most densely populated neighborhoods of each city and compare that rather than the city or metro area as a whole. Also some very densely developed areas may have a lot of retail and office space but very little residential mixed in which is the case in a lot of areas where there is more available land.
The Trinity River Flood Plain run along the western edge of Downtown Dallas.

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Trinity River Flood Plain flooded
http://bobchambless.typepad.com/what...nity_river.jpg
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:26 AM
 
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The zip code I grew up in: 8,294/sq mi

Waltham, Ma

I move around alot now.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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The zip I grew up in is about 28148 people per sq mile
The zip I now reside in is about 192 people per sq mile
I like the one I am in now much better
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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No idea!
Anyone know what:
Austin's is?
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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No idea!
Anyone know what:
Austin's is?
2,557.6/sq*mi
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Ah I keep running into you everywhere today!
Thanks again man!!
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