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Palo Alto, California
Compton, California
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Palo Alto is 251% less densely populated than Compton.
People are 18% more likely to be married in Compton.
The Median Age is 12.9 years older in Palo Alto.

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PEOPLE
 Palo Alto, CACompton, CAUnited States
 Population66,85398,462321,418,820
 Population - 201062,48695,761308,745,538
 Population - 200058,59893,493285,036,114
 Population - 199055,90090,454251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now19.59%8.85%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now14.09%5.32%12.76%
 Pop. Density2,8019,83491
 Land Area24103,531,905
 Water Area20264,837
 Median Age41.328.437.4
 Female Population50.12%51.88%50.81%
 Male Population49.88%48.12%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Palo Alto, CACompton, CAUnited States
 Age 0 to 44.89%8.85%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.53%8.58%6.51%
 Age 10 to 147.26%8.69%6.59%
 Age 15 to 174.25%5.51%4.03%
 Age 18 to 202.21%6.15%4.35%
 Age 21 to 243.54%6.91%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3413.34%14.63%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4414.16%12.96%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5415.00%11.93%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.93%4.56%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.71%3.49%5.72%
 Age 65 to 748.70%4.52%7.64%
 Age 75 to 845.33%2.30%4.26%
 Age 85 and over3.14%0.93%1.85%
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 RACE
 Palo Alto, CACompton, CAUnited States
 White56.62%1.06%62.77%
 Black1.55%30.89%12.24%
 Asian29.47%0.44%4.95%
 Native American0.01%0.14%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.10%0.20%0.16%
 Other0.56%0.16%0.20%
 Two or More Races3.85%0.82%2.13%
 Hispanic7.84%66.31%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic92.16%33.69%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Palo Alto, CACompton, CAUnited States
 Households26,42023,395116,211,000
 Family Households17,16119,31676,958,100
 Non Family Households9,2594,07939,253,000
 Household Size2.484.152.63
 Married Population59.00%40.95%50.58%
 Single Population41.00%59.05%49.42%
 Now Married57.82%38.05%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.18%2.90%2.17%
 Never Married27.20%47.33%32.55%
 Widowed5.26%4.45%5.95%
 Divorced8.54%7.27%10.92%
 Married, w/children44.86%36.81%31.68%
 Married, no children40.25%18.53%41.44%
 Single, w/children8.65%29.12%16.94%
 Single, no children6.24%15.54%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
Comments about Palo Alto

Wonderful place to live, except for the cost of li: The Bay Area in general, but Palo Alto specifically provides many of the qualities sought by many; the climate is beautiful, there is access to cultural and recreational... (read more)

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Comments about Compton

Are you kidding! Beautiful Suburb!: What was the last writer thinking! Must have been locked up too long, or hasn't been around much. Probably lived in Compton or LA County his whole life. Compton is... (read more)

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