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Columbus, Ohio
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Columbus is 181% more densely populated than Cape Girardeau.
People are 4% less likely to be married in Cape Girardeau.
The Median Age is 1.0 years younger in Columbus.

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PEOPLE
 Columbus, OHCape Girardeau, MOUnited States
 Population850,10639,462321,418,820
 Population - 2010770,40737,410308,745,538
 Population - 2000711,47035,349285,036,114
 Population - 1990632,91034,438251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now34.32%14.59%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now19.49%11.64%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,9011,38891
 Land Area218283,531,905
 Water Area60264,837
 Median Age31.832.837.4
 Female Population51.39%52.53%50.81%
 Male Population48.61%47.47%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Columbus, OHCape Girardeau, MOUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.66%5.88%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.52%5.86%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.62%4.14%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.26%2.82%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.16%9.51%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.61%10.04%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3419.62%13.80%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4413.44%9.81%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.21%11.74%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.48%6.37%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.45%4.82%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.05%6.76%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.70%5.24%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.24%3.21%1.85%
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 RACE
 Columbus, OHCape Girardeau, MOUnited States
 White58.44%79.57%62.77%
 Black27.45%13.04%12.24%
 Asian4.41%2.25%4.95%
 Native American0.16%0.24%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.04%0.27%0.16%
 Other0.29%0.12%0.20%
 Two or More Races3.52%2.12%2.13%
 Hispanic5.70%2.38%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic94.30%97.62%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Columbus, OHCape Girardeau, MOUnited States
 Households329,99415,279116,211,000
 Family Households176,6038,53176,958,100
 Non Family Households153,3916,74839,253,000
 Household Size2.42.322.63
 Married Population39.30%43.17%50.58%
 Single Population60.70%56.83%49.42%
 Now Married36.88%41.01%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.42%2.16%2.17%
 Never Married43.69%39.99%32.55%
 Widowed4.54%6.59%5.95%
 Divorced12.48%10.26%10.92%
 Married, w/children27.98%27.25%31.68%
 Married, no children33.66%45.86%41.44%
 Single, w/children25.98%17.96%16.94%
 Single, no children12.38%8.93%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
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re: Pros & Cons - 8/29/2009: 5 years later and the west side is real bad.i got hit in a large parking lot while walking.the crack head driver sprayed me with mustard and the black passanger got out... (read more)

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