The One Minute Geographer: Denser and Denser

Photo of Manhattan by Fabien Bazanegue on Unsplash

Another aspect US population growth between 2010 and 2020 is that the most densely populated states are getting denser — even though most of those states did not have above-average population growth rates.

The best example is New Jersey. The Garden State added almost a half-million people between 2010 and 2020. That was an increase of 5.7%, which is below the national increase of 7.4%…