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Charleston, South Carolina
Columbus, Ohio
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Charleston is 221% less densely populated than Columbus.
People are 2% more likely to be married in Columbus.
The Median Age is 1.4 years older in Charleston.

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PEOPLE
 Charleston, SCColumbus, OHUnited States
 Population132,609850,106321,418,820
 Population - 2010116,347770,407308,745,538
 Population - 200096,650711,470285,036,114
 Population - 199080,414632,910251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now64.91%34.32%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now37.21%19.49%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,2163,90191
 Land Area1092183,531,905
 Water Area196264,837
 Median Age33.231.837.4
 Female Population52.44%51.39%50.81%
 Male Population47.56%48.61%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Charleston, SCColumbus, OHUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.14%7.66%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.60%6.52%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.17%5.62%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.46%3.26%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.96%5.16%4.35%
 Age 21 to 248.13%7.61%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3419.22%19.62%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.21%13.44%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5411.15%12.21%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.61%5.48%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.52%4.45%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.44%5.05%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.60%2.70%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.80%1.24%1.85%
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 RACE
 Charleston, SCColumbus, OHUnited States
 White69.72%58.44%62.77%
 Black24.21%27.45%12.24%
 Asian1.28%4.41%4.95%
 Native American0.10%0.16%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.09%0.04%0.16%
 Other0.05%0.29%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.72%3.52%2.13%
 Hispanic2.84%5.70%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic97.16%94.30%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Charleston, SCColumbus, OHUnited States
 Households52,150329,994116,211,000
 Family Households26,845176,60376,958,100
 Non Family Households25,305153,39139,253,000
 Household Size2.292.42.63
 Married Population41.25%39.30%50.58%
 Single Population58.75%60.70%49.42%
 Now Married38.89%36.88%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.36%2.42%2.17%
 Never Married42.76%43.69%32.55%
 Widowed5.39%4.54%5.95%
 Divorced10.61%12.48%10.92%
 Married, w/children27.14%27.98%31.68%
 Married, no children44.16%33.66%41.44%
 Single, w/children16.82%25.98%16.94%
 Single, no children11.89%12.38%9.95%
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