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There are a variety of other ways of measuring the density of urban areas:
 
* [[Population density]] - the number of human persons inper any givenunit area
* [[Floor area ratio]] - the total floor area of buildings divided by land area of the lot upon which the buildings are built
** WeightedMedian density - a density metric which measures the density at which the average citizenperson lives. It is determined by calculatingranking the standardcensus densitytracts ofby eachpopulation census tractdensity, assigningand eachtaking athe weightdensity equalat towhich itsfifty sharepercent of the total population, lives at a higher density and thenfifty addingpercent thelives segmentsat a lower density.<ref>
{{ Cite web | last = Rowlands | first = D. W. | date = 27 November 2017 | title = The way we calculate population density is wrong. Here’s what we should do instead | url = https://ggwash.org/view/65370/median-versus-average-population-density | website = Greater Greater Washington | access-date = 27 April 2020 }} </ref>
** Population-weighted density - a density metric which measures the density at which the average person lives. It is determined by calculating the standard density of each census tract, assigning each a weight equal to its share of the total population, and then adding the segments.<ref> {{cite web | url = https://ssrn.com/abstract=3119965 | doi = 10.2139/ssrn.3119965 | title = On Population-Weighted Density | last = Ottensmann | first = John R. | date = 1 Feb 2018
| website = | publisher = [[SSRN]] | access-date = 27 April 2020 | quote = Population-weighted density is the mean of the densities of subareas of a larger area weighted by the populations of those subareas.}} </ref>
* Residential density - the number of dwelling units in any given area
* [[Floor area ratio]] - the total floor area of buildings divided by land area of the lot upon which the buildings are built
* [[Population density]] - the number of human persons in any given area
* Employment density - the number of jobs in any given area
* Gross density - any density figure for a given area of land that includes uses not necessarily directly relevant to the figure (usually roads and other transport infrastructure)
* Net density - a density figure for a given area of land that excludes land not directly related to the figure.
* Weighted density - a density metric which measures the density at which the average citizen lives. It is determined by calculating the standard density of each census tract, assigning each a weight equal to its share of the total population, and then adding the segments.
 
== See also ==