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Alexandria, Virginia
Jersey City, New Jersey
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Alexandria is 75% less densely populated than Jersey City.
People are 2% more likely to be married in Jersey City.
The Median Age is 2.3 years older in Alexandria.

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PEOPLE
 Alexandria, VAJersey City, NJUnited States
 Population153,511264,290321,418,820
 Population - 2010133,647243,257308,745,538
 Population - 2000128,283240,055285,036,114
 Population - 1990111,183228,537251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now38.07%15.64%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now19.67%10.10%12.76%
 Pop. Density10,21117,86691
 Land Area15153,531,905
 Water Area06264,837
 Median Age35.833.537.4
 Female Population51.70%50.58%50.81%
 Male Population48.31%49.42%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Alexandria, VAJersey City, NJUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.37%7.16%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.91%5.63%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.16%4.84%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.06%3.15%4.03%
 Age 18 to 202.08%3.41%4.35%
 Age 21 to 244.29%6.28%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3424.26%22.51%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4417.96%15.33%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.36%12.47%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.16%5.33%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.83%4.57%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.70%5.58%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.57%2.82%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.29%0.92%1.85%
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 RACE
 Alexandria, VAJersey City, NJUnited States
 White52.74%21.48%62.77%
 Black21.15%23.64%12.24%
 Asian6.25%24.69%4.95%
 Native American0.21%0.22%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.03%0.03%0.16%
 Other0.22%0.48%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.93%2.03%2.13%
 Hispanic16.47%27.44%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic83.53%72.57%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Alexandria, VAJersey City, NJUnited States
 Households65,91696,634116,211,000
 Family Households31,35358,76876,958,100
 Non Family Households34,56337,86639,253,000
 Household Size2.22.622.63
 Married Population45.93%44.00%50.58%
 Single Population54.07%56.00%49.42%
 Now Married43.65%41.06%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.28%2.94%2.17%
 Never Married39.54%43.36%32.55%
 Widowed3.39%4.75%5.95%
 Divorced11.14%7.89%10.92%
 Married, w/children31.22%28.69%31.68%
 Married, no children44.10%32.22%41.44%
 Single, w/children14.79%22.36%16.94%
 Single, no children9.89%16.73%9.95%
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