Asked in
Languages and Cultures
Statistics
Demographics
Population

What does population density mean?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
September 22, 2014 7:00PM

Population density of a place (country, state, city, county, providence) or area is the equivalent of how many people there are per square mile of the place. It is computed by dividing the total population of the place by the area of the place - usually in square miles in the US. In most of the world, the area would be measured in square kilometres.

For example, the United States has a population density of 83.022 people per square mile.