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New York, New York
Los Angeles, California
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
New York is 233% more densely populated than Los Angeles.
People are 1% more likely to be married in Los Angeles.
The Median Age is 1.1 years older in New York.

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Counties in CA / NY
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PEOPLE
 New York, NYLos Angeles, CAUnited States
 Population8,550,4053,971,883321,418,820
 Population - 20108,078,4713,772,486308,745,538
 Population - 20008,008,2783,694,820285,036,114
 Population - 19907,322,5643,485,398251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now16.77%13.96%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now6.77%7.50%12.76%
 Pop. Density28,2598,47591
 Land Area3034693,531,905
 Water Area16634264,837
 Median Age35.734.637.4
 Female Population52.40%50.39%50.81%
 Male Population47.60%49.61%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 New York, NYLos Angeles, CAUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.54%6.49%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.73%6.03%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.59%5.92%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.51%3.78%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.96%4.67%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.17%6.61%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3417.41%17.05%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4414.00%14.79%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.35%13.30%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.97%5.72%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.25%4.71%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.84%5.94%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.89%3.38%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.79%1.61%1.85%
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 RACE
 New York, NYLos Angeles, CAUnited States
 White32.74%28.49%62.77%
 Black22.58%8.85%12.24%
 Asian13.15%11.38%4.95%
 Native American0.19%0.16%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.03%0.16%0.16%
 Other0.82%0.28%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.67%2.09%2.13%
 Hispanic28.82%48.59%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic71.18%51.41%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 New York, NYLos Angeles, CAUnited States
 Households3,095,9301,329,370116,211,000
 Family Households1,858,770800,91576,958,100
 Non Family Households1,237,160528,45739,253,000
 Household Size2.642.842.63
 Married Population42.37%41.35%50.58%
 Single Population57.63%58.65%49.42%
 Now Married39.01%38.50%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.36%2.86%2.17%
 Never Married43.95%45.50%32.55%
 Widowed5.69%4.70%5.95%
 Divorced8.00%8.45%10.92%
 Married, w/children28.44%31.55%31.68%
 Married, no children31.44%31.57%41.44%
 Single, w/children22.35%21.32%16.94%
 Single, no children17.77%15.56%9.95%
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