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  1. South America is home to 400 million people, of which 180 million is composed of Whites with several different European extractions, as well as people with other lineages including 17 million Levantine Arabs, mostly Christians from the Levant region, (found in Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia and Chile), 440 thousand Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews (mostly Argentina and Brazil, with both ...

  2. Oct 19, 2009 · What percent of South Americans live in urban areas? Wiki User. ∙ 2009-10-19 02:38:19. Study now. See answer (1) Best Answer. Copy. 80%. Wiki User.

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    It is estimated that 83% of the U.S. population lives in urban areas, up from 64% in 1950. By 2050, 89% of the U.S. population and 68% of the world population is projected to live in urban areas.1
    More than 300 urban areas in the U.S. have populations above 100,000; New York City, with 8.8 million inhabitants, is the largest.3,4
    While the rate of urbanization, i.e., the changing of land from forest or agricultural uses to suburban and urban uses, is decreasing, an ever larger percentage of the world’s population is living...
    The average population density of the U.S. is 94 people per square mile.9 The average population density of metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) is 283 people per square mile; in New York City, the...
    Residential (20.9 Quadrillion Btu; “quads”) and commercial (17.4 quads) sectors accounted for 39% of total energy consumption and 35% (1,629 million metric tons of CO2) of energy-related emissions...
    The “urban heat island effect,” in which average annual temperatures are 1-7oF higher in cities than surrounding suburban and rural areas, results in increased energy demand, air pollution, GHG emi...
    Urban tree canopies decrease the urban heat island effect. Target levels of canopy cover vary regionally and should take development densities, land use patterns, ordinances, and climate into accou...
    Air Quality Index is an important environmental metric monitored in cities. Since 2000, emissions from key pollutants has decreased and, with it, the number of unhealthy air days for urban resident...
    In 2019, 56.1 billion passenger-miles (PM) were traveled on U.S. public transit and 3.2 trillion vehicle-miles were traveled (VMT) on U.S. public roads.20,21
    There are 25 light rail systems in the U.S. If current trends continue, fixed-guideway modes of public transit, such as light-rail and commuter rail, will soon have a greater share of passenger tri...
    Congestion is a serious problem in urban areas, causing an additional 8.7 billion hours of travel time and an extra 3.5 billion gallons of fuel use by urban Americans in 2019.23
    In 2018, transit buses used 89.2 trillion Btu and traveled 19.6 billion PM, while rail used 46.7 trillion Btu and traveled 38.4 billion PM. In comparison, passenger cars and trucks used 15,169 tril...
    In 2018, U.S. metro economies account for 91.1% of GDP, 91.8% of wage income, and 88.1% of jobs. Only 9 countries (including the U.S.) had a higher GDP than the New York City area.27
    The median household income inside MSAs is $70,956; outside MSAs it is $51,616.28 The average unemployment rate of metropolitan areas in March 2022 was 3.8%, ranging from a low of 1.7% in Logan, UT...
    Poverty rates are lower within metropolitan areas than outside: 11% compared to 14.1% in 2020.28

    A sustainable urban area is characterized by the preservation of a quality environment, efficient use of renewable energy resources, the maintenance of a healthy population with access to health services, and the presence of economic vitality, social equity, and engaged citizenry.30 An integrated approach to environmental management, measures to co...

  4. Mar 17, 2017 · The rate of disability increases from 11.8 percent in the most urban metropolitan counties to 15.6 percent in smaller micropolitan areas and 17.7 percent in the most rural, or noncore, counties.

  5. Answer: If you look for the biggest cities in the Americas, you will find that most of them stay in South America, especially in Brazil. In the top 15 you have: 1.

  6. Mar 23, 2015 · It is not surprising, then, that more Americans are moving to urban areas in recent years. Between just 2010 and 2013, Los Angeles alone gained 65,000 people compared with 97,000 over the entire ...

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