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Portland, Oregon
Wilmington, North Carolina
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Portland is 111% more densely populated than Wilmington.
People are 1% more likely to be married in Wilmington.
The Median Age is 1.8 years older in Portland.

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PEOPLE
 Portland, ORWilmington, NCUnited States
 Population632,309115,933321,418,820
 Population - 2010566,686104,730308,745,538
 Population - 2000529,12175,838285,036,114
 Population - 1990437,31955,530251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now44.59%108.78%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now19.50%52.87%12.76%
 Pop. Density4,7382,24691
 Land Area133523,531,905
 Water Area122264,837
 Median Age36.434.637.4
 Female Population50.64%52.48%50.81%
 Male Population49.36%47.52%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Portland, ORWilmington, NCUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.88%4.92%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.43%5.17%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.65%4.88%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.83%2.88%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.35%7.80%4.35%
 Age 21 to 245.73%9.53%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3419.50%15.37%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4416.54%11.44%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.00%12.25%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.36%6.10%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.78%5.46%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.19%7.66%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.01%4.45%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.77%2.10%1.85%
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 RACE
 Portland, ORWilmington, NCUnited States
 White71.79%71.87%62.77%
 Black5.92%19.28%12.24%
 Asian7.45%1.43%4.95%
 Native American0.61%0.32%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.51%0.01%0.16%
 Other0.22%0.19%0.20%
 Two or More Races3.87%1.09%2.13%
 Hispanic9.64%5.79%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic90.36%94.21%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Portland, ORWilmington, NCUnited States
 Households252,18547,528116,211,000
 Family Households129,68424,45576,958,100
 Non Family Households122,50123,07339,253,000
 Household Size2.332.222.63
 Married Population42.62%41.28%50.58%
 Single Population57.38%58.72%49.42%
 Now Married40.84%38.45%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.78%2.83%2.17%
 Never Married40.30%42.03%32.55%
 Widowed4.37%5.03%5.95%
 Divorced12.72%11.66%10.92%
 Married, w/children31.75%22.78%31.68%
 Married, no children41.53%45.01%41.44%
 Single, w/children16.31%20.96%16.94%
 Single, no children10.41%11.25%9.95%
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