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**allyourbass2212** Basically I downloaded some information from that lists population density per a census block group, but their population density calculation doesn't seem to be correct.

Census block ID: 480019501001

total population: 1,437

area: 1824095459 **In UNKNOWN units**

population density: 22.5 **In UNKNOWN units**

The calculation for population density $\displaystyle \frac{TotalPopulation}{Area}$. Population density is usually in KM or Miles.

I am assuming 1824095459 is in square feet, because anything else wouldn't make sense.

So converting 1824095459 ft to miles = 1824095459/5280= plug into population density equation = **.004159519 Population density of people per mile**

converting 1824085459 ft to KM = 1824095459/3280.8399= plug into population density equation = **.002584605 Population density of people per KM**

Neither one of these answers is the 22.5 in unknown units figure they listed as the answer for this block group.

Where did I/they make the mistake?