population in square kilometers as population in square miles,

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10-08-2017 11:56 AM
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I am using a map that shows population in square kilometers. Is there a way to convert that into population in square miles?

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MVP Esteemed Contributor

Not quite sure where the classification is coming from, but if it is coming from a field in the featureclass's table, why don't you just calculate a new field using the pop/km^2 field and the appropriate conversion factor to convert to pop/mi^2.  Or is the map finished and you want to change the legend?  Then you could convert the legend to graphics, explode the graphics and manually correct the label accordingly

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

If the population density pero km² is all you have, you could simply divide by 0.386102159 (or multiply by 2,589988110336) to get the population density in square miles. 

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