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Jacksonville, Florida
Mobile, Alabama
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Jacksonville is 20% less densely populated than Mobile.
People are 5% more likely to be married in Mobile.
The Median Age is 0.2 years younger in Jacksonville.

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PEOPLE
 Jacksonville, FLMobile, ALUnited States
 Population868,031194,288321,418,820
 Population - 2010811,833195,619308,745,538
 Population - 2000735,617198,915285,036,114
 Population - 1990635,115196,278251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now36.67%-1.01%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now18.00%-2.33%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,1621,39691
 Land Area7471393,531,905
 Water Area12741264,837
 Median Age35.635.837.4
 Female Population51.61%52.37%50.81%
 Male Population48.39%47.64%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Jacksonville, FLMobile, ALUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.95%6.88%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.55%6.17%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.20%6.28%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.69%4.08%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.18%4.43%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.14%6.98%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3415.45%14.23%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4413.09%11.52%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5414.12%13.16%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.37%6.44%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.56%5.54%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.78%7.68%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.43%4.43%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.51%2.18%1.85%
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 RACE
 Jacksonville, FLMobile, ALUnited States
 White54.16%43.84%62.77%
 Black30.19%50.84%12.24%
 Asian4.32%1.22%4.95%
 Native American0.24%0.19%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.09%0.01%0.16%
 Other0.21%0.04%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.56%1.18%2.13%
 Hispanic8.23%2.68%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic91.77%97.32%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Jacksonville, FLMobile, ALUnited States
 Households315,61975,653116,211,000
 Family Households198,34345,29276,958,100
 Non Family Households117,27630,36139,253,000
 Household Size2.592.462.63
 Married Population46.45%41.12%50.58%
 Single Population53.55%58.88%49.42%
 Now Married43.60%37.39%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.86%3.73%2.17%
 Never Married33.73%38.34%32.55%
 Widowed5.94%7.38%5.95%
 Divorced13.88%13.16%10.92%
 Married, w/children27.68%22.10%31.68%
 Married, no children39.44%36.42%41.44%
 Single, w/children20.84%26.67%16.94%
 Single, no children12.04%14.81%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
Comments about Jacksonville

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Comments about Mobile

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