Boston is a north eastern city of 590,000 people who live in 48 square miles and has a density of 12,165 people per square mile.

33% of Bostonians use public transport and 35% make do without a car.

The Boston subway was opened in 1897, the system is 38 miles long and has 66 stations, or 1.36 stations per square mile.

An average of 481,300 Bostonians use the subway system each weekday.

Maps by Timothy Nawrocki.


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