population density

  

Definition

Measure of the intensity of land use, expressed as number of people per square kilometer or square mile. Also called density of population.

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  • The population density of the village was absurd, as groups of people shared the same bedroom, room after room, house after house, resulting in filthy living conditions.

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  • The population density of the state of New Jersey is very high which leads to much traffic on the roads.

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  • The population density in the Unites States is normally higher is cities on the East Coast, where more people live, than in states in the middle of the country.

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