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Columbia, South Carolina
Decatur, Alabama
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Columbia is 2% less densely populated than Decatur.
People are 18% less likely to be married in Decatur.
The Median Age is 10.1 years younger in Columbia.

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PEOPLE
 Columbia, SCDecatur, ALUnited States
 Population133,80355,437321,418,820
 Population - 2010127,60555,253308,745,538
 Population - 2000116,27853,929285,036,114
 Population - 199098,05248,761251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now36.46%13.69%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now15.07%2.80%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,0061,02591
 Land Area133543,531,905
 Water Area37264,837
 Median Age28.338.437.4
 Female Population48.29%51.58%50.81%
 Male Population51.71%48.42%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Columbia, SCDecatur, ALUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.45%6.10%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.16%7.10%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.24%6.31%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.15%3.53%4.03%
 Age 18 to 2014.43%3.73%4.35%
 Age 21 to 2411.70%5.11%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3417.30%13.38%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4410.63%12.71%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5410.82%13.87%14.09%
 Age 55 to 594.99%6.56%6.57%
 Age 60 to 643.91%6.06%5.72%
 Age 65 to 744.95%8.60%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.74%4.98%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.54%1.98%1.85%
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 RACE
 Columbia, SCDecatur, ALUnited States
 White48.34%61.69%62.77%
 Black41.66%21.43%12.24%
 Asian2.23%1.02%4.95%
 Native American0.18%0.36%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.20%0.15%0.16%
 Other0.13%0.00%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.97%2.40%2.13%
 Hispanic5.29%12.95%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic94.71%87.05%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Columbia, SCDecatur, ALUnited States
 Households44,99222,006116,211,000
 Family Households22,46613,82976,958,100
 Non Family Households22,5268,17739,253,000
 Household Size2.292.482.63
 Married Population32.22%50.35%50.58%
 Single Population67.78%49.65%49.42%
 Now Married28.76%46.66%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.46%3.70%2.17%
 Never Married54.54%27.65%32.55%
 Widowed4.39%7.32%5.95%
 Divorced8.85%14.67%10.92%
 Married, w/children25.11%24.83%31.68%
 Married, no children36.33%44.94%41.44%
 Single, w/children24.13%21.18%16.94%
 Single, no children14.43%9.05%9.95%
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