Population Density: LA vs NYC Urban Areas
Once again, LA is the densest urban area.
This is a useful statistic to know, because it shows that LA isn't just a mass of low-density sprawl mess. In fact, LA is a mass of medium-density sprawl, without any very low density fringe.
Here are two quick comparisons (same scale and color ramp) of our two biggest urban areas. Which looks denser? The black line is the edge of the urbanized area.