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Boston, Massachusetts
California, Maryland
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Boston is 1,353% more densely populated than California.
People are 29% less likely to be married in California.
The Median Age is 2.1 years younger in Boston.

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PEOPLE
 Boston, MACalifornia, MDUnited States
 Population667,13712,132321,418,820
 Population - 2010602,60911,970308,745,538
 Population - 2000589,1419,307285,036,114
 Population - 1990574,2837,626251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now16.17%59.09%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now13.24%30.35%12.76%
 Pop. Density13,79494991
 Land Area48133,531,905
 Water Area412264,837
 Median Age31.333.437.4
 Female Population52.17%51.67%50.81%
 Male Population47.83%48.34%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Boston, MACalifornia, MDUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.31%8.93%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.36%9.50%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.20%5.65%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.79%3.25%4.03%
 Age 18 to 208.12%1.14%4.35%
 Age 21 to 249.40%5.40%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3422.04%18.14%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.50%15.85%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5411.33%13.78%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.02%5.47%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.54%4.46%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.59%5.59%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.24%2.09%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.58%0.75%1.85%
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 RACE
 Boston, MACalifornia, MDUnited States
 White46.03%70.30%62.77%
 Black22.69%15.98%12.24%
 Asian9.08%2.95%4.95%
 Native American0.19%0.13%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.01%0.00%0.16%
 Other1.31%0.30%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.31%2.65%2.13%
 Hispanic18.37%7.68%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic81.63%92.32%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Boston, MACalifornia, MDUnited States
 Households251,2124,625116,211,000
 Family Households119,7183,17676,958,100
 Non Family Households131,4941,44939,253,000
 Household Size2.362.622.63
 Married Population31.50%60.69%50.58%
 Single Population68.50%39.31%49.42%
 Now Married28.64%57.76%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.86%2.93%2.17%
 Never Married56.53%25.98%32.55%
 Widowed4.15%3.45%5.95%
 Divorced7.82%9.88%10.92%
 Married, w/children22.36%41.28%31.68%
 Married, no children33.09%38.07%41.44%
 Single, w/children27.08%14.17%16.94%
 Single, no children17.47%6.49%9.95%
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