# geography

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compare latin america's landmass and population to those of the united states. Based on that data, how might the overall population densities of the two compare?

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What numbers do you have for the landmasses and populations?

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landmass:
latin america: 7,941,950 sq. mi
usa: 3,165,630 sq. mi

Population:
Latin america: 517,385,900
usa:281,422,000

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Where are you getting your data??

http://www.usnews.com/articles/opinion/2008/12/31/us-population-2009-305-million-and-counting.html

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Its from my textbook so i have to go by this data.

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517,385,900 / 7,941,950 = 65.15 people per square mile in Latin America

281,422,000 / 3,165,630 = 88.9 people per square mile in the U.S.

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Latin America has a higher population overall, and per a sq. mile. They have a larger landmass and more than double the population of the U.S.

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But Latin America only has about 65 people per square mile, while the U.S. has about 89 people per square mile. The U.S. is more densely populated than Latin America.