The FIG housing_density field corresponds to “Units/sqmi” below.

Rank

Name

Units/Acre

Units/SqMi

Example

0

Unpopulated

0

0

1

Sparsely Populated

0.001 - 0.1

1 - 72

2

Lightly Rural

0.1 - 0.5

337 - 640

3

Moderately Rural

0.5 - 1

337 -640

4

Low Density Suburban

1 - 1.9

640 - 1,200

5

Medium Density Suburban

1.9 - 3.75

1,200 - 2,400

6

High Density Suburban

3.75 - 5.4

2,400 - 3,456

7

Low Density Urban

5.4 - 7.3

3,456 - 4,672

8

Medium Density Urban

7.3 - 10

4,672 - 6,400

9

High Density Urban

10 - 15.6

6,400 - 10,000

10

Moderate Urban Core

15.6 - 25

10,000 - 16,000

11

Dense Urban Core

25+

16,000+

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