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Amsterdam, New York
Chicago, Illinois
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Amsterdam is 290% less densely populated than Chicago.
People are 7% more likely to be married in Chicago.
The Median Age is 3.5 years older in Amsterdam.

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PEOPLE
 Amsterdam, NYChicago, ILUnited States
 Population18,0082,720,546321,418,820
 Population - 201018,5122,703,466308,745,538
 Population - 200018,3552,896,016285,036,114
 Population - 199020,7142,783,726251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now-13.06%-2.27%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now-1.89%-6.06%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,06711,95091
 Land Area62283,531,905
 Water Area06264,837
 Median Age36.933.437.4
 Female Population51.49%51.52%50.81%
 Male Population48.51%48.49%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Amsterdam, NYChicago, ILUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.38%6.84%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.16%6.07%6.51%
 Age 10 to 147.61%5.94%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.77%3.62%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.16%4.26%4.35%
 Age 21 to 245.31%6.63%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3413.05%19.14%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4413.81%14.08%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5411.58%12.41%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.84%5.58%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.18%4.70%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.54%5.93%7.64%
 Age 75 to 845.04%3.32%4.26%
 Age 85 and over3.57%1.46%1.85%
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 RACE
 Amsterdam, NYChicago, ILUnited States
 White66.60%32.17%62.77%
 Black2.73%31.45%12.24%
 Asian0.53%5.69%4.95%
 Native American0.04%0.13%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.12%0.02%0.16%
 Other0.18%0.16%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.08%1.45%2.13%
 Hispanic27.72%28.95%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic72.28%71.05%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Amsterdam, NYChicago, ILUnited States
 Households7,5841,028,830116,211,000
 Family Households4,192564,53976,958,100
 Non Family Households3,392464,29039,253,000
 Household Size2.382.582.63
 Married Population43.76%37.26%50.58%
 Single Population56.24%62.74%49.42%
 Now Married39.43%34.70%48.41%
 Married but Separated4.33%2.56%2.17%
 Never Married36.56%48.58%32.55%
 Widowed8.07%5.48%5.95%
 Divorced11.61%8.69%10.92%
 Married, w/children26.03%27.78%31.68%
 Married, no children37.57%31.16%41.44%
 Single, w/children27.79%24.64%16.94%
 Single, no children8.61%16.42%9.95%
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