SpareFoot, a company that helps customers find self-storage facilities, has created graphics showing the densities of several cities in relation to others. In the maps below, based on 2015 data, you can see the sometimes surprising comparisons between Washington and New York (the densest city in the United States), Baltimore, Houston, Los Angeles, Paris and Manila (the fourth-densest city in the world, according to the United Nations). The city with the highest population density in the world, the United Nations says, is Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It has more than 40,000 people per square kilometer (about 0.4 square miles).

672,228 people live within Washington’s 61 square miles. That gives the city a population density of 11,020 per square mile.

 

How big would Washington be if it were as densely populated as the following cities?

 

SpareFoot, a company that helps customers find self-storage facilities, has created graphics showing the densities of several cities in relation to others. In the maps below, based on 2015 data, you can see the sometimes surprising comparisons between Washington and New York (the densest city in the United States), Baltimore, Houston, Los Angeles, Paris and Manila (the fourth-densest city in the world, according to the United Nations). The city with the highest population density in the world, the United Nations says, is Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It has more than 40,000 people per square kilometer (about 0.4 square miles).

672,228 people live within Washington’s 61 square miles. That gives the city a population density of 11,020 per square mile.

 

How big would Washington be if it were as densely populated as the following cities?

Manila

Paris

New York

Population

Area

Density

Population

Area

Density

Population

Area

Density

1,780,148

16.6 MI2

107,497 per MI2

2,229,621

40.7 MI2

54,781 per MI2

8,550,405

302.6 MI2

28,256 per MI2

Los Angeles

Baltimore

Houston

Population

Area

Density

Population

Area

Density

Population

Area

Density

3,971,883

468.7 MI2

8,474 per MI2

621,849

81 MI2

7,677 per MI2

2,296,224

599 MI2

3,830 per MI2

SOURCE: sparefoot.com.