June 08, 2008

Chapter 2 (Angel Falling Softly)


I employ some literary slight of hand in this chapter, first comparing Salt Lake City to Yonkers, and then easing in a reference to Salt Lake County. The county actually has five times the population of Yonkers. Nevertheless, there are truly vast differences in area and population density. As the table below shows, Salt Lake County has over twice the area of New York City proper, and sixty percent of the area of Long Island.

Salt Lake178,8581101,666
Yonkers196,0861810,833
SL County  978,7018081,112
NY City8,250,567  305  27,051

Area and population density are in square miles.

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