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Charleston, South Carolina
Riverside, California
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Charleston is 227% less densely populated than Riverside.
People are 5% less likely to be married in Riverside.
The Median Age is 2.3 years older in Charleston.

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PEOPLE
 Charleston, SCRiverside, CAUnited States
 Population132,609322,424321,418,820
 Population - 2010116,347300,553308,745,538
 Population - 200096,650255,166285,036,114
 Population - 199080,414226,505251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now64.91%42.35%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now37.21%26.36%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,2163,97291
 Land Area109813,531,905
 Water Area190264,837
 Median Age33.230.937.4
 Female Population52.44%50.29%50.81%
 Male Population47.56%49.71%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Charleston, SCRiverside, CAUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.14%7.09%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.60%6.87%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.17%7.31%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.46%4.59%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.96%6.68%4.35%
 Age 21 to 248.13%8.39%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3419.22%14.59%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.21%12.67%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5411.15%12.79%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.61%5.12%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.52%4.20%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.44%5.29%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.60%3.10%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.80%1.33%1.85%
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 RACE
 Charleston, SCRiverside, CAUnited States
 White69.72%31.99%62.77%
 Black24.21%5.89%12.24%
 Asian1.28%7.04%4.95%
 Native American0.10%0.47%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.09%0.21%0.16%
 Other0.05%0.28%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.72%2.66%2.13%
 Hispanic2.84%51.46%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic97.16%48.54%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Charleston, SCRiverside, CAUnited States
 Households52,15090,690116,211,000
 Family Households26,84564,79176,958,100
 Non Family Households25,30525,89939,253,000
 Household Size2.293.342.63
 Married Population41.25%45.84%50.58%
 Single Population58.75%54.16%49.42%
 Now Married38.89%43.27%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.36%2.57%2.17%
 Never Married42.76%39.59%32.55%
 Widowed5.39%4.76%5.95%
 Divorced10.61%9.81%10.92%
 Married, w/children27.14%37.49%31.68%
 Married, no children44.16%32.55%41.44%
 Single, w/children16.82%19.44%16.94%
 Single, no children11.89%10.52%9.95%
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