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Dallas, Texas
Detroit, Michigan
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Dallas is 28% less densely populated than Detroit.
People are 16% more likely to be married in Detroit.
The Median Age is 2.9 years younger in Dallas.

Metro Areas in MI / TX
Counties in MI / TX
Cities in MI / TX
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PEOPLE
 Dallas, TXDetroit, MIUnited States
 Population1,300,092677,116321,418,820
 Population - 20101,187,285759,340308,745,538
 Population - 20001,188,580951,270285,036,114
 Population - 19901,006,8771,027,974251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now29.12%-34.13%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now9.38%-28.82%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,8084,88091
 Land Area3411393,531,905
 Water Area444264,837
 Median Age32.235.137.4
 Female Population50.02%52.61%50.81%
 Male Population49.98%47.39%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Dallas, TXDetroit, MIUnited States
 Age 0 to 48.17%7.05%6.36%
 Age 5 to 97.59%6.73%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.53%7.17%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.63%4.62%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.82%5.44%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.56%6.48%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3418.36%12.40%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4414.03%12.40%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.40%13.33%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.21%6.64%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.48%5.68%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.21%6.61%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.79%3.75%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.23%1.71%1.85%
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 RACE
 Dallas, TXDetroit, MIUnited States
 White29.28%8.69%62.77%
 Black24.29%80.67%12.24%
 Asian2.96%1.21%4.95%
 Native American0.15%0.28%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.03%0.01%0.16%
 Other0.13%0.12%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.43%1.71%2.13%
 Hispanic41.73%7.32%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic58.27%92.68%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Dallas, TXDetroit, MIUnited States
 Households467,501254,197116,211,000
 Family Households269,315145,36576,958,100
 Non Family Households198,186108,83239,253,000
 Household Size2.612.692.63
 Married Population43.09%26.79%50.58%
 Single Population56.91%73.21%49.42%
 Now Married39.59%23.11%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.51%3.68%2.17%
 Never Married40.79%53.69%32.55%
 Widowed4.85%7.49%5.95%
 Divorced11.27%12.03%10.92%
 Married, w/children31.01%16.10%31.68%
 Married, no children30.05%20.84%41.44%
 Single, w/children25.73%39.00%16.94%
 Single, no children13.21%24.06%9.95%
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