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Mapping the Hub's Population Density

No secret we're all up in each other's business, stacked in apartment buildings or slotted next to one another in triple-decker after triple-decker or row house after row house. But now Andy Woodruff at Bostonography has mapped, using 2010 census data, just how densely packed together we all are:

One of the things that quickly struck me—and that, I think, becomes apparent to most newcomers and visitors—after moving to the Boston area is how small it is for a “big city” in the United States. It is of course very dense compared to most places in this country; among cities over 100,000 in population Boston ranks seventh in population density (Cambridge is fifth), and among the fifty states Massachusetts is the third most densely populated. · Density [Bostonography]