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Atlanta, Georgia
Phoenix, Arizona
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Atlanta is 15% more densely populated than Phoenix.
People are 15% less likely to be married in Phoenix.
The Median Age is 0.4 years older in Atlanta.

Metro Areas in AZ / GA
Counties in AZ / GA
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PEOPLE
 Atlanta, GAPhoenix, AZUnited States
 Population463,8781,563,025321,418,820
 Population - 2010413,4621,450,206308,745,538
 Population - 2000416,4741,321,045285,036,114
 Population - 1990394,017983,403251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now17.73%58.94%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now11.38%18.32%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,4853,02091
 Land Area1335173,531,905
 Water Area11264,837
 Median Age33.332.937.4
 Female Population50.54%50.10%50.81%
 Male Population49.46%49.91%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Atlanta, GAPhoenix, AZUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.35%7.70%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.07%7.67%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.90%7.56%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.49%4.34%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.51%4.37%4.35%
 Age 21 to 248.10%6.02%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3419.73%15.55%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4414.66%14.25%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.30%13.36%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.10%5.50%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.65%4.63%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.86%5.39%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.91%2.57%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.36%1.10%1.85%
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 RACE
 Atlanta, GAPhoenix, AZUnited States
 White36.41%45.98%62.77%
 Black52.39%6.51%12.24%
 Asian3.76%3.27%4.95%
 Native American0.12%1.58%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.03%0.22%0.16%
 Other0.17%0.14%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.56%1.83%2.13%
 Hispanic5.56%40.48%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic94.44%59.52%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Atlanta, GAPhoenix, AZUnited States
 Households181,681520,856116,211,000
 Family Households78,691329,83576,958,100
 Non Family Households102,990191,02139,253,000
 Household Size2.252.832.63
 Married Population29.72%44.69%50.58%
 Single Population70.28%55.31%49.42%
 Now Married27.36%42.33%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.36%2.36%2.17%
 Never Married53.71%38.60%32.55%
 Widowed5.52%4.14%5.95%
 Divorced11.05%12.57%10.92%
 Married, w/children23.08%32.72%31.68%
 Married, no children33.50%32.45%41.44%
 Single, w/children26.72%24.03%16.94%
 Single, no children16.70%10.81%9.95%
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