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# The area of Alabama is 51,718 square miles and its population is 4,779,736. The area of Missouri is 69,709 square miles and its population i

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The area of Alabama is 51,718 square miles and its population is 4,779,736. The area of Missouri is 69,709 square miles and its population is 5,988,927. The average state population density is 87.4 people per square mile. How do the population densities of Alabama and Missouri compare to the national average

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population density  =  ( number of people ) / ( number of square miles )

population density of AL   =  ( 4,779,736 people ) / ( 51,718 square miles )

≈  92.419  people per square mile

population density of MO  =  ( 5,998,927 people ) / ( 69,709 square miles )

≈  86.057  people per square mile

The average state population density is  87.4  people per square mile

So...Alabama has a more dense population than the national average,

and Missouri has a less dense population than the national average.

Jul 15, 2017