Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content
|
info This page is no longer updated
» Back to: » Planning home » Research & Technology home » Population Density/Group Quarter home » Top 25 nationwide jurisdictions by population densitya

Top 25 nationwide jurisdictions by population density

2000

Household population density by policy area, 1997
  Policy area Population Sq. miles Pop/Sq. mile
1 New York County, NY 1,537,195 23.0 66,940.1
2 Kings County, NY 2,465,326 70.6 34,916.6
3 Bronx County, NY 1,332,650 42.0 31,709.3
4 Queens County, NY 2,229,379 109.2 20,409.0
5 San Francisco County, CA 776,733 46.7 16,634.4
6 Hudson County, NJ 608,975 46.7 13,043.6
7 Suffolk County, MA 689,807 58.5 11,788.4
8 Philadelphia County, PA 1,517,550 135.1 11,233.6
9 Richmond County, NY 443,728 58.5 7,587.9
10 Arlington County, VA 189,453 25.9 7,323.3
11 Essex County, NJ 793,633 126.3 6,285.4
12 Cook County, IL 5,376,741 945.7 5,685.6
13 Union County, NJ 522,541 103.3 5,059.0
14 Nassau County, NY 1,334,544 286.7 4,655.0
15 Milwaukee County, WI 940,164 241.6 3,892.1
16 Bergen County, NJ 884,118 234.2 3,775.5
17 Denver County, CO 554,636 153.4 3,616.8
18 Orange County, CA 2,846,289 789.4 3,605.6
19 Wayne County, MI 2,061,162 614.2 3,356.1
20 Pinellas County, FL 921,482 279.9 3,292.0
21 Ramsey County, MN 511,035 155.8 3,280.6
22 Cuyahoga County, OH 1,393,978 458.5 3,040.4
23 Delaware County, PA 550,864 184.2 2,990.4
24 DuPage County, IL 904,161 333.6 2,710.3
25 Orleans Parish, LA 484,674 180.6 2,684.3
48 Montgomery County, MD 873,341 495.5 1,762.5
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census