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Cary, North Carolina
Rochester, Michigan
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Cary is 17% less densely populated than Rochester.
People are 5% more likely to be married in Rochester.
The Median Age is 3.1 years younger in Cary.

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PEOPLE
 Cary, NCRochester, MIUnited States
 Population159,76912,993321,418,820
 Population - 2010127,58712,312308,745,538
 Population - 200094,53610,467285,036,114
 Population - 199043,8587,130251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now264.29%82.23%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now69.00%24.13%12.76%
 Pop. Density2,8963,39791
 Land Area5543,531,905
 Water Area10264,837
 Median Age36.94037.4
 Female Population50.98%52.91%50.81%
 Male Population49.02%47.09%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Cary, NCRochester, MIUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.72%6.96%6.36%
 Age 5 to 97.62%6.55%6.51%
 Age 10 to 148.06%7.23%6.59%
 Age 15 to 174.54%3.51%4.03%
 Age 18 to 202.67%2.80%4.35%
 Age 21 to 243.74%5.05%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3413.68%13.09%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4416.76%13.32%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5416.15%16.87%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.27%6.37%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.67%4.76%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.59%7.76%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.68%4.24%4.26%
 Age 85 and over0.85%1.49%1.85%
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 RACE
 Cary, NCRochester, MIUnited States
 White66.24%84.25%62.77%
 Black7.69%4.85%12.24%
 Asian14.05%6.84%4.95%
 Native American0.43%0.06%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.02%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.50%0.00%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.20%1.41%2.13%
 Hispanic8.87%2.58%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic91.13%97.42%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Cary, NCRochester, MIUnited States
 Households53,9755,488116,211,000
 Family Households38,6483,28976,958,100
 Non Family Households15,3272,19939,253,000
 Household Size2.72.352.63
 Married Population62.19%56.79%50.58%
 Single Population37.81%43.21%49.42%
 Now Married60.77%56.59%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.42%0.20%2.17%
 Never Married26.22%28.68%32.55%
 Widowed3.88%3.60%5.95%
 Divorced7.71%10.94%10.92%
 Married, w/children45.42%41.78%31.68%
 Married, no children38.92%43.02%41.44%
 Single, w/children10.72%7.88%16.94%
 Single, no children4.95%7.33%9.95%
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