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Gainesville, Georgia
Columbus, Georgia
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Gainesville is 31% more densely populated than Columbus.
People are 1% more likely to be married in Columbus.
The Median Age is 3.6 years younger in Gainesville.

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PEOPLE
 Gainesville, GAColumbus, GAUnited States
 Population38,712200,579321,418,820
 Population - 201032,881187,629308,745,538
 Population - 200025,578184,652285,036,114
 Population - 199017,885178,069251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now116.45%12.64%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now51.35%8.63%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,21192791
 Land Area322163,531,905
 Water Area25264,837
 Median Age29.733.337.4
 Female Population50.65%51.13%50.81%
 Male Population49.35%48.87%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Gainesville, GAColumbus, GAUnited States
 Age 0 to 410.00%7.47%6.36%
 Age 5 to 98.37%6.67%6.51%
 Age 10 to 148.01%6.68%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.95%3.99%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.53%5.42%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.06%6.33%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3415.46%15.84%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4413.37%12.37%12.97%
 Age 45 to 549.20%12.75%14.09%
 Age 55 to 594.30%5.92%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.39%4.98%5.72%
 Age 65 to 744.81%6.24%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.91%3.81%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.66%1.54%1.85%
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 RACE
 Gainesville, GAColumbus, GAUnited States
 White38.84%42.91%62.77%
 Black15.69%44.18%12.24%
 Asian3.89%2.26%4.95%
 Native American0.20%0.26%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.08%0.16%
 Other0.02%0.42%0.20%
 Two or More Races0.86%2.82%2.13%
 Hispanic40.50%7.07%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic59.50%92.93%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Gainesville, GAColumbus, GAUnited States
 Households11,33972,556116,211,000
 Family Households7,21446,95976,958,100
 Non Family Households4,12525,59739,253,000
 Household Size2.932.582.63
 Married Population43.93%43.30%50.58%
 Single Population56.07%56.70%49.42%
 Now Married39.49%40.09%48.41%
 Married but Separated4.44%3.21%2.17%
 Never Married38.41%36.41%32.55%
 Widowed6.21%6.68%5.95%
 Divorced11.45%13.62%10.92%
 Married, w/children32.38%27.89%31.68%
 Married, no children25.16%32.53%41.44%
 Single, w/children30.41%26.80%16.94%
 Single, no children12.05%12.78%9.95%
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