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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Charleston is 21% more densely populated than Columbia.
People are 21.9% less likely to be married in Columbia.
The Median Age is 4.9 years older in Charleston.

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PEOPLE
 Charleston, SCColumbia, SCUnited States
 Population132,609133,803321,418,820
 Population - 2010116,347127,605308,745,538
 Population - 200096,650116,278285,036,114
 Population - 199080,41498,052251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now64.91%36.46%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now37.21%15.07%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,2161,00691
 Land Area1091333,531,905
 Water Area193264,837
 Median Age33.228.337.4
 Female Population52.44%48.29%50.81%
 Male Population47.56%51.71%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Charleston, SCColumbia, SCUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.14%5.45%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.60%4.16%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.17%4.24%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.46%3.15%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.96%14.43%4.35%
 Age 21 to 248.13%11.70%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3419.22%17.30%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.21%10.63%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5411.15%10.82%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.61%4.99%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.52%3.91%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.44%4.95%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.60%2.74%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.80%1.54%1.85%
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 RACE
 Charleston, SCColumbia, SCUnited States
 White69.72%48.34%62.77%
 Black24.21%41.66%12.24%
 Asian1.28%2.23%4.95%
 Native American0.10%0.18%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.09%0.20%0.16%
 Other0.05%0.13%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.72%1.97%2.13%
 Hispanic2.84%5.29%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic97.16%94.71%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Charleston, SCColumbia, SCUnited States
 Households52,15044,992116,211,000
 Family Households26,84522,46676,958,100
 Non Family Households25,30522,52639,253,000
 Household Size2.292.292.63
 Married Population41.25%32.22%50.58%
 Single Population58.75%67.78%49.42%
 Now Married38.89%28.76%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.36%3.46%2.17%
 Never Married42.76%54.54%32.55%
 Widowed5.39%4.39%5.95%
 Divorced10.61%8.85%10.92%
 Married, w/children27.14%25.11%31.68%
 Married, no children44.16%36.33%41.44%
 Single, w/children16.82%24.13%16.94%
 Single, no children11.89%14.43%9.95%

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