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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Chicago is 179% more densely populated than San Diego.
People are 21.4% more likely to be married in San Diego.
The Median Age is 0.5 years younger in Chicago.

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PEOPLE
 Chicago, ILSan Diego, CAUnited States
 Population2,720,5461,394,928321,418,820
 Population - 20102,703,4661,282,800308,745,538
 Population - 20002,896,0161,223,400285,036,114
 Population - 19902,783,7261,110,549251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now-2.27%25.61%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now-6.06%14.02%12.76%
 Pop. Density11,9504,29091
 Land Area2283253,531,905
 Water Area647264,837
 Median Age33.433.937.4
 Female Population51.52%49.63%50.81%
 Male Population48.49%50.38%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Chicago, ILSan Diego, CAUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.84%6.32%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.07%5.79%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.94%5.59%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.62%3.53%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.26%4.92%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.63%7.65%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3419.14%17.89%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4414.08%13.63%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.41%13.00%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.58%5.58%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.70%4.87%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.93%6.10%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.32%3.49%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.46%1.65%1.85%
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 RACE
 Chicago, ILSan Diego, CAUnited States
 White32.17%43.65%62.77%
 Black31.45%6.38%12.24%
 Asian5.69%16.39%4.95%
 Native American0.13%0.25%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.02%0.38%0.16%
 Other0.16%0.17%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.45%3.25%2.13%
 Hispanic28.95%29.54%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic71.05%70.46%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Chicago, ILSan Diego, CAUnited States
 Households1,028,830479,079116,211,000
 Family Households564,539286,46576,958,100
 Non Family Households464,290192,61439,253,000
 Household Size2.582.722.63
 Married Population37.26%45.23%50.58%
 Single Population62.74%54.77%49.42%
 Now Married34.70%43.24%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.56%1.99%2.17%
 Never Married48.58%40.23%32.55%
 Widowed5.48%4.54%5.95%
 Divorced8.69%10.00%10.92%
 Married, w/children27.78%34.85%31.68%
 Married, no children31.16%37.75%41.44%
 Single, w/children24.64%16.27%16.94%
 Single, no children16.42%11.12%9.95%

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