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Old 12-27-2013, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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~70k. High-rise studio in the 'Loin.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:52 AM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Densest was 109,000 ppsm, subway station 30 meters from home. Currently 27,000 ppsm, subway is a 5 minute walk. Not as cramped, it's nice having a bit more greenery and less people on the sidewalks even though I don't mind intense urban environments. Before that, 67,000, 27,000 and 7,000 ppsm.
Wow!, that's crazy dense @109k, I'm assuming it was Paris. I'm curious what arrondissement it was? We were just there about six weeks ago staying in the 2nd at an apt. of a friend across the street from the National Library of France and a 1/2 block away from the Palais Royal, it seemed very bustling to me but I'm curious how that area stacks up in the city. Amazing that Paris achieves those high densities at what is mostly low-rise (five-six stories) construction.

I was going to say that the densest place I ever lived was Redondo Beach Ca, at just under 11,000 ppsm but I just checked my own neighborhood now and it is over 11,500! A surprise, but obviously considered suburbia to real dense cities. Still, I like it's approachability and quick access to a vibrant, dense (relatively) downtown a couple miles away and a large canyon for my back yard.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Paris
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It was the 11th arrondissement, in the Bastille area. 109k is the density of the arrondissement (it's the densest, with a population of 150k). The least dense is the 1st ,with 25,000 ppsm. The 2nd arrondissement has a density of 59k as the western half is part of the CBD and mostly office. It shows in the population density map. Strange, the area you stayed in (Palais Royal, National Library, Victoires) always seemed calm to me, though I've only been there on Sundays. Building density is high for Paris standards. The streets around there are quite narrow!

Population density map
http://projet36belleville.hautetfort...1074293461.png

Building density map
http://projet36belleville.hautetfort...1576111796.png

Graph of population density in Paris' urban area, inspired from nei's:
http://imageshack.com/a/img21/9608/ig9l.jpg

The subdivisions used are quite big (up to 240k inhabitants for the 15th arrondissement, the large bump in the 70k range) so it's not really precise. Some municipalities at the edge of the urban area include farmland, so they appear less dense than their built-up areas are. Though some of the subdivisions in the 1,000-3,000 ppsm range are entirely built-up, one could find out the proportion. I guess that the right half, above 15,000 ppsm, is closer to reality as it includes less wood/park land and no farmland. According to it, about 1/3rd to 4/10th of the population lives in a denser district than mine. Redondo Beach would be in the bottom 3rd.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Los Angeles at 7500 ppsm and San Francisco at 17,000 ppsm
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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~70k. High-rise studio in the 'Loin.
how was living in the tenderloin? A friend told me he got mugged there.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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how was living in the tenderloin? A friend told me he got mugged there.
Let's just say it's cheap for a reason. It's remarkably convenient (15 minute walk to the Financial District), best bars are in the 'Loin, Warfield, easy access to the Theater District. It's generally a good looking area, which is a contrast to the inner city of the East Coast or Skid Row in Los Angeles. It's pretty bleak but a lot going for it at the same time.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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My neighborhood in Uptown Manhattan had population density of 90k per square mile
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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A high-rise building in Brooklyn. The block group I lived in had a density of 52K ppsm, but a portion of the tract was the beach.

This block group managed to obtain a density of 118K ppsm, even though much of it was attached homes, with a few low-rise apartment buildings sprinkled in. The overall density of the tract was 74K ppsm.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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A college dorm.
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: The City
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I have lived in many different variants. Highest 58K and lowest around 650 ppsm plus some in the middle

I prefer greater than say 20-25K or lower less developed (nearly rural). The 2-12K ppsm were my personal least favorites
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