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New York, New York
Chicago, Illinois
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
New York is 136% more densely populated than Chicago.
People are 5% more likely to be married in Chicago.
The Median Age is 2.3 years older in New York.

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Counties in IL / NY
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PEOPLE
 New York, NYChicago, ILUnited States
 Population8,550,4052,720,546321,418,820
 Population - 20108,078,4712,703,466308,745,538
 Population - 20008,008,2782,896,016285,036,114
 Population - 19907,322,5642,783,726251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now16.77%-2.27%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now6.77%-6.06%12.76%
 Pop. Density28,25911,95091
 Land Area3032283,531,905
 Water Area1666264,837
 Median Age35.733.437.4
 Female Population52.40%51.52%50.81%
 Male Population47.60%48.49%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 New York, NYChicago, ILUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.54%6.84%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.73%6.07%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.59%5.94%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.51%3.62%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.96%4.26%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.17%6.63%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3417.41%19.14%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4414.00%14.08%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.35%12.41%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.97%5.58%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.25%4.70%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.84%5.93%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.89%3.32%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.79%1.46%1.85%
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 RACE
 New York, NYChicago, ILUnited States
 White32.74%32.17%62.77%
 Black22.58%31.45%12.24%
 Asian13.15%5.69%4.95%
 Native American0.19%0.13%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.03%0.02%0.16%
 Other0.82%0.16%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.67%1.45%2.13%
 Hispanic28.82%28.95%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic71.18%71.05%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 New York, NYChicago, ILUnited States
 Households3,095,9301,028,830116,211,000
 Family Households1,858,770564,53976,958,100
 Non Family Households1,237,160464,29039,253,000
 Household Size2.642.582.63
 Married Population42.37%37.26%50.58%
 Single Population57.63%62.74%49.42%
 Now Married39.01%34.70%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.36%2.56%2.17%
 Never Married43.95%48.58%32.55%
 Widowed5.69%5.48%5.95%
 Divorced8.00%8.69%10.92%
 Married, w/children28.44%27.78%31.68%
 Married, no children31.44%31.16%41.44%
 Single, w/children22.35%24.64%16.94%
 Single, no children17.77%16.42%9.95%
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