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When it comes to population density, Koreatown is king

June 5, 2009 |  4:02 pm


It's often said that the Pico-Union district west of downtown Los Angeles has one of the highest density levels in the nation. The neighborhood of old apartment buildings saw a huge influx of Central American immigrants in the 1980s and '90s. But The Times' Mapping L.A. project found that Koreatown actually has a higher population density level.

Population density measures the number of people per square mile.

Drilling into L.A. uses Times databases to mine interesting facts and trends about the region.

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Photo: Los Angeles Times