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Houston, Texas
Tampa, Florida
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Houston is 18% more densely populated than Tampa.
People are 5% more likely to be married in Tampa.
The Median Age is 2.2 years younger in Houston.

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PEOPLE
 Houston, TXTampa, FLUnited States
 Population2,296,224369,075321,418,820
 Population - 20102,068,026333,327308,745,538
 Population - 20001,953,631303,447285,036,114
 Population - 19901,630,553280,015251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now40.83%31.81%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now17.54%21.63%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,8293,25591
 Land Area6001133,531,905
 Water Area2862264,837
 Median Age32.634.837.4
 Female Population49.91%51.21%50.81%
 Male Population50.09%48.79%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Houston, TXTampa, FLUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.83%6.35%6.36%
 Age 5 to 97.21%6.25%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.46%5.90%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.79%3.70%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.10%5.66%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.60%6.25%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3417.77%16.22%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4414.08%13.46%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.61%14.05%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.65%5.96%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.44%4.82%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.46%6.12%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.84%3.75%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.17%1.53%1.85%
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 RACE
 Houston, TXTampa, FLUnited States
 White25.52%45.87%62.77%
 Black22.83%24.53%12.24%
 Asian6.25%3.71%4.95%
 Native American0.17%0.20%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.04%0.08%0.16%
 Other0.15%0.28%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.16%2.03%2.13%
 Hispanic43.89%23.29%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic56.11%76.71%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Houston, TXTampa, FLUnited States
 Households792,763139,337116,211,000
 Family Households481,67976,10676,958,100
 Non Family Households311,08463,23139,253,000
 Household Size2.692.422.63
 Married Population45.01%39.92%50.58%
 Single Population54.99%60.08%49.42%
 Now Married41.56%36.77%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.46%3.14%2.17%
 Never Married39.62%41.58%32.55%
 Widowed4.93%5.52%5.95%
 Divorced10.44%12.99%10.92%
 Married, w/children31.67%27.14%31.68%
 Married, no children31.84%34.84%41.44%
 Single, w/children22.92%24.00%16.94%
 Single, no children13.58%14.02%9.95%
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