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I-5 Population Density Profile, 2010

September 24, 2012

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Of the major interstates in the country, I-5 passes through the second-largest population (behind only I-95 on the nation's east coast). In its path from southern California to Washington State, I-5 traverses densely populated areas of Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle but, in contrast to the I-95 transportation corridor, there are long stretches of I-5 that pass through areas with very low population density such as California's Central Valley. Selected cities along the route are labeled, for reference.

SOURCE: 2010 Census
NOTE: The graph is based on average population density within 5 miles of the I-5 route, in 2-mile increments, using 2010 block group centroids.

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