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Columbia, South Carolina
Savannah, Georgia
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Columbia is 40% less densely populated than Savannah.
People are 1% less likely to be married in Savannah.
The Median Age is 3.1 years younger in Columbia.

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PEOPLE
 Columbia, SCSavannah, GAUnited States
 Population133,803145,674321,418,820
 Population - 2010127,605134,348308,745,538
 Population - 2000116,278131,510285,036,114
 Population - 199098,052137,560251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now36.46%5.90%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now15.07%10.77%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,0061,41191
 Land Area1331033,531,905
 Water Area36264,837
 Median Age28.331.437.4
 Female Population48.29%52.45%50.81%
 Male Population51.71%47.55%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Columbia, SCSavannah, GAUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.45%6.82%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.16%5.66%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.24%5.88%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.15%3.49%4.03%
 Age 18 to 2014.43%7.68%4.35%
 Age 21 to 2411.70%8.62%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3417.30%16.99%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4410.63%10.68%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5410.82%11.91%14.09%
 Age 55 to 594.99%5.24%6.57%
 Age 60 to 643.91%4.98%5.72%
 Age 65 to 744.95%6.34%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.74%3.60%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.54%2.11%1.85%
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 RACE
 Columbia, SCSavannah, GAUnited States
 White48.34%37.05%62.77%
 Black41.66%54.08%12.24%
 Asian2.23%2.17%4.95%
 Native American0.18%0.16%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.20%0.12%0.16%
 Other0.13%0.11%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.97%1.37%2.13%
 Hispanic5.29%4.93%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic94.71%95.08%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Columbia, SCSavannah, GAUnited States
 Households44,99252,264116,211,000
 Family Households22,46628,99476,958,100
 Non Family Households22,52623,27039,253,000
 Household Size2.292.532.63
 Married Population32.22%33.07%50.58%
 Single Population67.78%66.93%49.42%
 Now Married28.76%30.42%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.46%2.65%2.17%
 Never Married54.54%46.77%32.55%
 Widowed4.39%6.97%5.95%
 Divorced8.85%13.19%10.92%
 Married, w/children25.11%21.18%31.68%
 Married, no children36.33%32.44%41.44%
 Single, w/children24.13%29.61%16.94%
 Single, no children14.43%16.78%9.95%
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