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Columbia, South Carolina
Waxhaw, North Carolina
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Columbia is 16% less densely populated than Waxhaw.
People are 37% less likely to be married in Waxhaw.
The Median Age is 7.3 years younger in Columbia.

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PEOPLE
 Columbia, SCWaxhaw, NCUnited States
 Population133,80313,495321,418,820
 Population - 2010127,6058,754308,745,538
 Population - 2000116,2782,625285,036,114
 Population - 199098,0521,294251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now36.46%942.89%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now15.07%414.10%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,0061,16491
 Land Area133123,531,905
 Water Area30264,837
 Median Age28.335.637.4
 Female Population48.29%51.12%50.81%
 Male Population51.71%48.88%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Columbia, SCWaxhaw, NCUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.45%9.40%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.16%9.30%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.24%10.47%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.15%4.25%4.03%
 Age 18 to 2014.43%2.80%4.35%
 Age 21 to 2411.70%2.77%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3417.30%9.65%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4410.63%18.59%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5410.82%14.95%14.09%
 Age 55 to 594.99%3.59%6.57%
 Age 60 to 643.91%4.91%5.72%
 Age 65 to 744.95%6.32%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.74%2.04%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.54%0.97%1.85%
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 RACE
 Columbia, SCWaxhaw, NCUnited States
 White48.34%76.10%62.77%
 Black41.66%11.54%12.24%
 Asian2.23%3.48%4.95%
 Native American0.18%0.00%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.20%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.13%0.17%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.97%2.12%2.13%
 Hispanic5.29%6.59%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic94.71%93.41%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Columbia, SCWaxhaw, NCUnited States
 Households44,9923,522116,211,000
 Family Households22,4662,84676,958,100
 Non Family Households22,52667639,253,000
 Household Size2.293.082.63
 Married Population32.22%69.06%50.58%
 Single Population67.78%30.94%49.42%
 Now Married28.76%67.07%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.46%1.99%2.17%
 Never Married54.54%22.26%32.55%
 Widowed4.39%3.44%5.95%
 Divorced8.85%5.24%10.92%
 Married, w/children25.11%57.34%31.68%
 Married, no children36.33%32.08%41.44%
 Single, w/children24.13%9.94%16.94%
 Single, no children14.43%0.63%9.95%
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