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Amherst, New York
Ankeny, Iowa
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Amherst is 22% more densely populated than Ankeny.
People are 12% less likely to be married in Ankeny.
The Median Age is 7.9 years older in Amherst.

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PEOPLE
 Amherst, NYAnkeny, IAUnited States
 Population125,10956,764321,418,820
 Population - 2010120,94542,211308,745,538
 Population - 2000116,51027,117285,036,114
 Population - 1990111,71118,482251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now11.99%207.13%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now7.38%109.33%12.76%
 Pop. Density2,3521,93491
 Land Area53293,531,905
 Water Area00264,837
 Median Age40.832.937.4
 Female Population52.16%49.28%50.81%
 Male Population47.85%50.72%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Amherst, NYAnkeny, IAUnited States
 Age 0 to 44.84%8.35%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.04%8.14%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.60%7.02%6.59%
 Age 15 to 174.04%3.23%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.71%3.57%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.78%5.71%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3411.31%19.04%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4410.35%14.60%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.76%11.50%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.49%5.23%6.57%
 Age 60 to 646.34%4.36%5.72%
 Age 65 to 749.05%5.44%7.64%
 Age 75 to 845.90%2.77%4.26%
 Age 85 and over3.78%1.04%1.85%
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 RACE
 Amherst, NYAnkeny, IAUnited States
 White81.01%92.48%62.77%
 Black5.59%0.92%12.24%
 Asian7.75%2.29%4.95%
 Native American0.27%0.00%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.16%0.03%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.95%2.28%2.13%
 Hispanic3.28%2.01%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic96.72%98.00%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Amherst, NYAnkeny, IAUnited States
 Households49,17419,324116,211,000
 Family Households30,41713,44776,958,100
 Non Family Households18,7575,87739,253,000
 Household Size2.342.532.63
 Married Population49.94%61.51%50.58%
 Single Population50.06%38.49%49.42%
 Now Married48.57%60.30%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.37%1.22%2.17%
 Never Married33.78%25.52%32.55%
 Widowed7.40%3.78%5.95%
 Divorced8.88%9.18%10.92%
 Married, w/children32.06%39.95%31.68%
 Married, no children47.48%42.60%41.44%
 Single, w/children11.60%13.50%16.94%
 Single, no children8.86%3.96%9.95%
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