From Cities in Full by Steve Belmont (page 25):

Generally, population density and transit ridership go hand in hand. But one city stands out as having a higher-than-usual percentage of commuters taking transit compared to its density.

Update: Commenter Ward 1 Guy created a scatterplot of this data, which I ran through XYChartLabeler to put the city names on each data point (which Excel stupidly doesn’t support). Here’s the chart.

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David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle.