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Old 03-14-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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Isn't there an interactive map somewhere such as google maps with the 2010 census data overlayed on it?
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:46 AM
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Isn't there an interactive map somewhere such as google maps with the 2010 census data overlayed on it?
Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census - NYTimes.com

choose density from the arrow next to view more maps.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:50 AM
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Right, but cities like Chicago, LA, Philly all have their densest square mile in the low 50K's, Chinatown in SF is very dense, but the area is no where near 1 square mile; I would wager the densest square mile in SF is right around 55k ppsm. I would also guess that NYC has 50 1 sq mile areas >55k ppsm.
Does this square mile, need to be square? If not, I got a triangle shaped region of San Francisco with an average density of 74k/square mile. Roughly bordered by Van Ness Ave on the west, Turk St on the south, Montgomery St on the east, and Filbert St on the north but excluding the financial district in the eastern, southern corner.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Does this square mile, need to be square? If not, I got a triangle shaped region of San Francisco with an average density of 74k/square mile. Roughly bordered by Van Ness Ave on the west, Turk St on the south, Montgomery St and Columbus Ave on the east, and Filbert St on the north but excluding the financial district in the eastern, southern corner.
Of course not, just an area of 1 sq mile.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census - NYTimes.com

choose density from the arrow next to view more maps.

eyeballing SF there may be a one sq mile area at about 60K, a little higher than what looks to be 52-58K in Philly, LA, Chicago

Boston would appear to be in the 45K range for the tops (again eyeballed)

DC would look to be in the 35K range for the top sq mile
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:59 AM
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eyeballing SF there may be a one sq mile area at about 60K, a little higher than what looks to be 52-58K in Philly, LA, Chicago
I found higher for SF (see above).
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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I found higher for SF (see above).
that may be the case, I was eyeballing squares/rectangles
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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maybe SF but not sure for the top ten, dont think the 55K of Philly would punch through honestly for the top ten

Manhattan average density is 69Kppsm and that is like 23 sq miles

Imagine the top 10 1 sq mile areas are much higher than the average for Manhattan

Think most other places are vieing for 11-20 really also dont forget some parts o BK and the BX and Boston. Also DC has some high 40-50 clusters around Dupont Circle, not sure if it would make a sq mile but would be close.

FWIW I like Dupont Circle area more and more with time
Crazy to think what the density is now in the Dupont Circle/Adams Morgan/Columbia Heights/MidCity/Shaw area with all the units that have been built there and are under construction now since the census was done. DC has added over 30,000 people since the census almost entirely in the core we are discussing. Some of these area's have seen 25%-35% increases in population and most will see over 50% increases in population in the next two years. Crazy how much large multi-family construction changes the dynamic of neighborhoods. Maybe that is why NIMBY's hate all the cranes and stuff. It does change the neighborhood. But how can they not see the change is for the better? If I hear one more person say "this is not NYC, it's getting too crowded" I am going to hit something...lol

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Old 03-14-2013, 03:59 PM
 
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Another question of interest might be, which is the most densely built square mile in your City.

I know that in LA the densest census tracts for population and housing units don't necessarily line up. The most densely built census tract in LA is in Hollywood just west of La Brea.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:26 PM
 
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Great maps I found on Google images. Thought they would be relevant.
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