How dense is your city?
No, the question is not about a community’s mental alertness, it’s about the population in a set area, defined by people per square mile; or in smaller burgs, people per acre.
Trying to gauge residential density by municipality in St. Louis is tricky because the usual metric – population per square mile – does not always fit due to the multiplicity of mini-municipalities. In St. Louis County alone, there are 47 cities that take up less space than one square mile. The conventional measurement of density for Pine Lawn, even though it only occupies .61 of a square mile, would be to compute it has