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Ames, Iowa
Boulder, Colorado
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Ames is 62% less densely populated than Boulder.
People are 0% less likely to be married in Boulder.
The Median Age is 4.8 years younger in Ames.

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PEOPLE
 Ames, IABoulder, COUnited States
 Population65,060107,349321,418,820
 Population - 201057,34397,050308,745,538
 Population - 200050,73194,673285,036,114
 Population - 199047,19883,312251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now37.85%28.85%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now28.25%13.39%12.76%
 Pop. Density2,6724,32091
 Land Area24253,531,905
 Water Area01264,837
 Median Age23.528.337.4
 Female Population47.28%48.56%50.81%
 Male Population52.72%51.44%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Ames, IABoulder, COUnited States
 Age 0 to 44.06%3.95%6.36%
 Age 5 to 93.68%4.01%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.37%3.70%6.59%
 Age 15 to 171.80%2.13%4.03%
 Age 18 to 2021.02%14.44%4.35%
 Age 21 to 2421.37%15.48%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3414.29%15.92%13.47%
 Age 35 to 447.63%11.32%12.97%
 Age 45 to 547.44%10.32%14.09%
 Age 55 to 593.42%4.95%6.57%
 Age 60 to 643.62%4.09%5.72%
 Age 65 to 744.30%5.37%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.81%2.54%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.20%1.79%1.85%
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 RACE
 Ames, IABoulder, COUnited States
 White82.04%82.66%62.77%
 Black3.26%0.90%12.24%
 Asian8.87%4.67%4.95%
 Native American0.20%0.11%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.03%0.03%0.16%
 Other0.02%0.14%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.38%2.59%2.13%
 Hispanic3.20%8.89%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic96.80%91.11%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Ames, IABoulder, COUnited States
 Households23,56641,687116,211,000
 Family Households10,35017,71776,958,100
 Non Family Households13,21623,97039,253,000
 Household Size2.252.232.63
 Married Population33.71%33.93%50.58%
 Single Population66.30%66.07%49.42%
 Now Married33.49%33.09%48.41%
 Married but Separated0.22%0.84%2.17%
 Never Married59.61%55.25%32.55%
 Widowed2.22%2.88%5.95%
 Divorced4.46%7.94%10.92%
 Married, w/children33.75%33.78%31.68%
 Married, no children51.36%45.60%41.44%
 Single, w/children7.22%12.15%16.94%
 Single, no children7.67%8.47%9.95%
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