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Alexandria, Virginia
Kensington, Maryland
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Alexandria is 110% more densely populated than Kensington.
People are 13% less likely to be married in Kensington.
The Median Age is 7.1 years younger in Alexandria.

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PEOPLE
 Alexandria, VAKensington, MDUnited States
 Population153,5112,330321,418,820
 Population - 2010133,6471,858308,745,538
 Population - 2000128,2831,873285,036,114
 Population - 1990111,1831,713251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now38.07%36.02%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now19.67%24.40%12.76%
 Pop. Density10,2114,86491
 Land Area1503,531,905
 Water Area00264,837
 Median Age35.842.937.4
 Female Population51.70%54.79%50.81%
 Male Population48.31%45.21%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Alexandria, VAKensington, MDUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.37%8.43%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.91%10.42%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.16%5.66%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.06%3.35%4.03%
 Age 18 to 202.08%1.41%4.35%
 Age 21 to 244.29%3.82%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3424.26%5.45%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4417.96%15.45%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.36%15.30%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.16%7.65%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.83%5.71%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.70%11.58%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.57%4.09%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.29%1.68%1.85%
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 RACE
 Alexandria, VAKensington, MDUnited States
 White52.74%77.06%62.77%
 Black21.15%7.86%12.24%
 Asian6.25%6.65%4.95%
 Native American0.21%0.00%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.03%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.22%1.62%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.93%1.26%2.13%
 Hispanic16.47%5.55%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic83.53%94.45%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Alexandria, VAKensington, MDUnited States
 Households65,916725116,211,000
 Family Households31,35347676,958,100
 Non Family Households34,56324939,253,000
 Household Size2.22.612.63
 Married Population45.93%59.33%50.58%
 Single Population54.07%40.67%49.42%
 Now Married43.65%59.26%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.28%0.07%2.17%
 Never Married39.54%24.08%32.55%
 Widowed3.39%5.97%5.95%
 Divorced11.14%10.62%10.92%
 Married, w/children31.22%47.69%31.68%
 Married, no children44.10%40.97%41.44%
 Single, w/children14.79%6.93%16.94%
 Single, no children9.89%4.41%9.95%
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