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Alexandria, Virginia
DeKalb, Illinois
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Alexandria is 259% more densely populated than DeKalb.
People are 15% more likely to be married in DeKalb.
The Median Age is 12.1 years older in Alexandria.

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PEOPLE
 Alexandria, VADeKalb, ILUnited States
 Population153,51143,211321,418,820
 Population - 2010133,64743,995308,745,538
 Population - 2000128,28339,018285,036,114
 Population - 1990111,18334,925251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now38.07%23.73%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now19.67%10.75%12.76%
 Pop. Density10,2112,84491
 Land Area15153,531,905
 Water Area00264,837
 Median Age35.823.737.4
 Female Population51.70%51.55%50.81%
 Male Population48.31%48.45%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Alexandria, VADeKalb, ILUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.37%6.09%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.91%4.98%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.16%5.20%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.06%3.33%4.03%
 Age 18 to 202.08%16.69%4.35%
 Age 21 to 244.29%17.82%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3424.26%13.20%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4417.96%8.67%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.36%8.76%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.16%3.46%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.83%3.16%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.70%4.71%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.57%2.42%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.29%1.52%1.85%
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 RACE
 Alexandria, VADeKalb, ILUnited States
 White52.74%67.70%62.77%
 Black21.15%12.98%12.24%
 Asian6.25%3.92%4.95%
 Native American0.21%0.03%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.03%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.22%0.07%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.93%2.10%2.13%
 Hispanic16.47%13.21%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic83.53%86.79%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Alexandria, VADeKalb, ILUnited States
 Households65,91614,937116,211,000
 Family Households31,3537,57676,958,100
 Non Family Households34,5637,36139,253,000
 Household Size2.22.552.63
 Married Population45.93%30.80%50.58%
 Single Population54.07%69.20%49.42%
 Now Married43.65%29.84%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.28%0.96%2.17%
 Never Married39.54%58.25%32.55%
 Widowed3.39%3.57%5.95%
 Divorced11.14%7.39%10.92%
 Married, w/children31.22%33.18%31.68%
 Married, no children44.10%34.61%41.44%
 Single, w/children14.79%22.40%16.94%
 Single, no children9.89%9.81%9.95%
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