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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Detroit, Michigan
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Philadelphia is 140% more densely populated than Detroit.
People are 6% more likely to be married in Detroit.
The Median Age is 1.5 years younger in Philadelphia.

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PEOPLE
 Philadelphia, PADetroit, MIUnited States
 Population1,567,442677,116321,418,820
 Population - 20101,504,950759,340308,745,538
 Population - 20001,517,550951,270285,036,114
 Population - 19901,585,5771,027,974251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now-1.14%-34.13%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now3.29%-28.82%12.76%
 Pop. Density11,6884,88091
 Land Area1341393,531,905
 Water Area94264,837
 Median Age33.635.137.4
 Female Population52.78%52.61%50.81%
 Male Population47.22%47.39%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Philadelphia, PADetroit, MIUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.89%7.05%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.95%6.73%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.84%7.17%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.64%4.62%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.27%5.44%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.13%6.48%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3417.19%12.40%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.24%12.40%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.56%13.33%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.85%6.64%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.18%5.68%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.51%6.61%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.88%3.75%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.87%1.71%1.85%
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 RACE
 Philadelphia, PADetroit, MIUnited States
 White36.20%8.69%62.77%
 Black41.76%80.67%12.24%
 Asian6.63%1.21%4.95%
 Native American0.20%0.28%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.02%0.01%0.16%
 Other0.31%0.12%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.85%1.71%2.13%
 Hispanic13.03%7.32%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic86.97%92.68%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Philadelphia, PADetroit, MIUnited States
 Households580,297254,197116,211,000
 Family Households308,324145,36576,958,100
 Non Family Households271,973108,83239,253,000
 Household Size2.582.692.63
 Married Population32.66%26.79%50.58%
 Single Population67.34%73.21%49.42%
 Now Married29.22%23.11%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.45%3.68%2.17%
 Never Married51.64%53.69%32.55%
 Widowed6.68%7.49%5.95%
 Divorced9.02%12.03%10.92%
 Married, w/children21.28%16.10%31.68%
 Married, no children30.04%20.84%41.44%
 Single, w/children29.69%39.00%16.94%
 Single, no children19.00%24.06%9.95%
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