from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking the normal or required population density.
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- adj. Having an insufficient population for economic viability
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- adj. having a lower population density than normal or desirable
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Maybe large underpopulated cities like Detroit could be the locations of guest-worker programs or something?
“Maybe large underpopulated cities like Detroit could be the locations of guest-worker programs or something?”
Today the population is around 5,000, and the place still seems underpopulated.
"The market is underpopulated, and there's much more demand for capital than supply," said Mauro Moretti , a manager for Hutton Collins with a €600 million portfolio that does two or three investments a year in Italy, although it focuses on taking minority stakes in larger companies with at least €200 million in annual revenue.
The countryside languishes in poor countries, in part because it is underpopulated.
One scene of "Housewives" was set at a reception hosted by lobbyist Edwina Rogers -- a strangely underpopulated affair.
They came to a neglected backwater of the Ottoman Empire, underpopulated and peopled primarily by local peasants who rarely had any “identity” beyond their local clan and their Christian or Islamic faith, and divided between 3 larger Ottoman districts.
Care to explain how Europe could have settled “underpopulated” North America without “maltreatment” of the natives?
I think the argument justifies Western migration to underpopulated North America.
But I would note that I referred only to North America as underpopulated, and it appears from the article you linked that the current estimates range from 1.8 million to 18 million.