population density

noun

: the number of people living in each unit of area (such as a square mile)
This part of the country has a high population density.

Examples of population density in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With higher population density, there is more adult conflict — fighting females, tumultuous males. Lisa M. Krieger, The Mercury News, 27 Feb. 2024 Where to Chase the Northern Lights South Greenland Greenland’s low population density (roughly 57,000 people) leaves a small human footprint. Stephanie Vermillion, Vogue, 11 Dec. 2023 In rural areas, the technology would likely lead to even bigger reductions in response time, but lower population density means the cases would be too few to justify the investment. IEEE Spectrum, 7 Dec. 2023 But at least in Virginia, population density, not race, seemed to be the most important variable. Tia Yang, ABC News, 21 Dec. 2023 New York City was arguably quite vulnerable because of its population density — the number of people living per square mile — and possibly the way people’s lives are structured there, which may have allowed the coronavirus to spread unchecked before stay-at-home orders went into effect. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2023 But population density has increased fourfold as more than 1 million people — about half of Gaza’s population — have poured into Rafah, according to the United Nations. Sammy Westfall, Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2023 And which city has the highest population density of eager and skilled performers per capita, perhaps in the world? Brian Merchant, Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2023 But the greater population density of the western part of Oregon, and the power concentrated among Willamette Valley voters and lawmakers, have long left rural Oregonians feeling alienated, and that their voices and concerns aren’t heard. Kturnqui, oregonlive, 1 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Population density.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/population%20density. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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