Density Gradients of Eight U.S. Cities

Correlation Between City Age and Density Gradient

Correlation Between City Size and Density Gradient

This project focuses on eight cities within the United States to gather a sense of the range of population density gradients existing around the country. Population density gradients were represented by scatter plot graphs which showed population densities in relation to their distances from the city's Central Business District (CBD). The research used ArcGIS Desktop software with data collected from a variety of sources, and was conducted on the hypothesis that older cities have steeper density gradients than their younger counterparts, while smaller cities have steeper density gradients than larger ones. The research found this hypothesis to be true based on the cities studied, as both older cities and smaller cities were shown to have steeper density gradients. 

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