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Old 12-31-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Wow. I never would have imagined the NE was that dense.

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My zip is only 14,500 ppl/sq mile. We're rural over in Southie!
Haha not too shabby though! At least you're not in Scituate like me Gotta get the hell out of my parents house ha

I remember someone on SkyscraperCity mentioning a small area in Fenway that had a density that topped 100,000 ppl/sq mile. The densest neighborhood in the country outside of New York City. If I remember correctly, it's a small area next to Northeastern University...its borders are the Back Bay Fens, Mass Ave, and Huntington. I had a friend who lived on Norway Street back in the day, and I do remember that area being packed.
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: St Louis
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St Louis...6000 per square mile. In some places in STL City it is 20,000/mi.
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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Syracuse: 5871/sq. mi. Seems to be pretty low for a Northeastern city and it's only 25.6 sq. miles. I did notice that the older neighborhoods are generally more dense though.
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Boston: 12,813

My zip: 10,821

Both my neighborhood and the city have significant amounts of parkland. You will find some cities that are technically higher population density (such as nearby Sommerville) but that do not in fact have as high an actual density per populated square mile. I don't know where to find stats on that, though.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:06 PM
 
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Boston: 12,813

My zip: 10,821

Both my neighborhood and the city have significant amounts of parkland. You will find some cities that are technically higher population density (such as nearby Sommerville) but that do not in fact have as high an actual density per populated square mile. I don't know where to find stats on that, though.
I think that might be the case with Syracuse, as there are parks all over the city.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I think that might be the case with Syracuse, as there are parks all over the city.
The other thing that can distort density figures is industrial areas. A city with a port, warehouses, factories, etc., may have a lower density than a city that functions strictly as a bedroom community, but the city, but that doesn't mean it is less crowded or vibrant or whatever other adjective might apply to the things we seek when emphasizing density.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota Florida.....3,540/sq.mile
Pittston, PA..........5,073 per square mile...but the "city" was much larger/denser in my youth.

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Old 01-01-2010, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Skokie Illinois

7000 people per square mile?
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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My burb is 4,528 per sq.mile

Harvey, IL
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Oakland, CA
Population 425,000
Area 56 sq miles
Density 7,589 ppsm

São Paulo, Brazil
Population 11,040,000
Area 588 sq miles
Density 18,562 ppsm
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