In this corner, with 3.7 million people, 39.8% of its housing units 1-unit detached, and 11.2% of its workers taking transit to work, the City of Angels, Los Angeles, California!
In the far corner, with 1.5 million people, 0.3% of its housing units 1-unit detached and 59.6% of its workers taking transit to work, New York County, New York, a.k.a. Manhattan!
Let's get ready to rumble! . . .
A lot has been made of how "terrible" it would be if Los Angeles became more like Manhattan, so I thought it would be fun to actually examine a bit, with Census data, how different these places really are, or aren't. All data comes from the 2006-08 American Community Survey.
Link to the Los Angeles City data
Link to the Manhattan data
Households with no vehicle available
Housing units that are owner-occupied
Population that is "white"
Median household income
Households with one or more people under age 18