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Population Density

2012-03-27 18:16:14.756831+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Census Bureau says that California cities are the most densely populated in the U.S.:

Los Angeles is the nation's most densely urbanized area, with a population of nearly 7,000 people per square mile. The 3.28 million people living in and around San Francisco and Oakland are runners-up, with a density of 6,266 people per square mile.

What I find interesting about these definitions, which are based on boundaries which take into account things like commute patterns, is that those spaces are kind of legendary for not having well functioning mass transit systems. Sure, the Bay Area has BART, but it also has CalTrain, and LA... well...

So what population density does it take to support an efficient mass transit system?

[ related topics: Bay Area California Culture Trains Public Transportation ]

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