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Why America's Population Density is Falling

Matt Ball on May 8, 2013 - in Analysis

We know that the population of the US is rising, and we know that the population of the US is also becoming increasingly urban. As a result, urban density — the number of people per square mile — has to be going up.

And yet, if you calculate density the right way, weighting by population rather than by land area, you find something very odd: density is actually going down.

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