Enter the total number of housing units and the total area (miles^2) into the Housing Density Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Housing Density. 

Housing Density Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Housing Density. 

HD = #H / TA

  • Where HD is the Housing Density (houses/miles^2)
  • #H is the total number of housing units 
  • TA is the total area (miles^2) 

How to Calculate Housing Density?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Housing Density.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total number of housing units. 
    1. The total number of housing units is given as: 800.
  2. Next, determine the total area (miles^2). 
    1. The total area (miles^2) is provided as: 20.
  3. Finally, calculate the Housing Density using the equation above: 

HD = #H / TA

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

HD = 800 / 20 = 40 (houses/miles^2)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

total number of housing units = 2150

total area (miles^2) = 594

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

HD = #H / TA = ?