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Brookline, Massachusetts
Burlington, Massachusetts
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Brookline is 297% more densely populated than Burlington.
People are 11% less likely to be married in Burlington.
The Median Age is 6.8 years younger in Brookline.

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PEOPLE
 Brookline, MABurlington, MAUnited States
 Population59,19525,920321,418,820
 Population - 201057,95323,926308,745,538
 Population - 200057,10722,876285,036,114
 Population - 199054,71823,302251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now8.18%11.24%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now3.66%13.31%12.76%
 Pop. Density8,7702,20991
 Land Area7123,531,905
 Water Area00264,837
 Median Age3541.837.4
 Female Population56.84%50.34%50.81%
 Male Population43.16%49.66%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Brookline, MABurlington, MAUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.17%4.83%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.03%5.47%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.90%6.32%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.34%4.57%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.70%2.85%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.87%3.66%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3418.98%13.61%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4413.06%13.55%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5410.80%16.00%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.32%6.31%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.89%4.98%5.72%
 Age 65 to 748.62%8.71%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.97%6.73%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.37%2.41%1.85%
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 RACE
 Brookline, MABurlington, MAUnited States
 White73.41%78.09%62.77%
 Black2.53%3.70%12.24%
 Asian16.14%14.11%4.95%
 Native American0.04%0.00%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.01%0.08%0.16%
 Other0.19%0.04%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.09%2.00%2.13%
 Hispanic5.61%1.98%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic94.39%98.02%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Brookline, MABurlington, MAUnited States
 Households25,4089,423116,211,000
 Family Households13,1186,76776,958,100
 Non Family Households12,2902,65639,253,000
 Household Size2.252.672.63
 Married Population47.30%58.58%50.58%
 Single Population52.70%41.42%49.42%
 Now Married46.10%57.33%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.20%1.25%2.17%
 Never Married42.49%27.78%32.55%
 Widowed4.41%6.42%5.95%
 Divorced5.81%7.22%10.92%
 Married, w/children38.37%40.34%31.68%
 Married, no children44.05%42.77%41.44%
 Single, w/children9.48%7.63%16.94%
 Single, no children8.10%9.27%9.95%
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