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Geographic Terms and Concepts - Population and Housing Unit Density

Population and housing unit density are computed by dividing the total population or number of housing units within a geographic entity by the land area of that entity measured in square miles or in square kilometers.  Density is expressed as "population per square mile (kilometer)" or "housing units per square mile (kilometer)."


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Geography | (301) 763-1128 |  Last Revised: December 06, 2012