What Is the Formula for Calculating Population Density?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 9:31:32 AM ET
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The formula for calculating population density requires dividing the area occupied, typically in square miles or square kilometers, by the number of people living there. Though population density usually refers to people, the term also applies to animals in a particular habitat.

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