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Providence, Rhode Island
Washington, District of Columbia
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Providence is 13% less densely populated than Washington.
People are 4% more likely to be married in Washington.
The Median Age is 4.9 years younger in Providence.

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PEOPLE
 Providence, RIWashington, DCUnited States
 Population179,207672,228321,418,820
 Population - 2010178,286584,400308,745,538
 Population - 2000173,618572,059285,036,114
 Population - 1990160,728606,900251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now11.50%10.76%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now3.22%17.51%12.76%
 Pop. Density9,74010,99591
 Land Area18613,531,905
 Water Area27264,837
 Median Age28.833.737.4
 Female Population51.67%52.66%50.81%
 Male Population48.33%47.34%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Providence, RIWashington, DCUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.24%6.08%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.91%4.64%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.32%3.80%6.59%
 Age 15 to 174.23%2.52%4.03%
 Age 18 to 209.88%5.66%4.35%
 Age 21 to 249.78%7.45%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3416.89%22.13%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.20%13.73%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5410.91%12.04%14.09%
 Age 55 to 594.87%5.57%6.57%
 Age 60 to 643.98%5.07%5.72%
 Age 65 to 744.56%6.26%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.64%3.43%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.59%1.63%1.85%
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 RACE
 Providence, RIWashington, DCUnited States
 White36.46%35.38%62.77%
 Black12.68%48.72%12.24%
 Asian6.33%3.55%4.95%
 Native American0.81%0.22%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.10%0.03%0.16%
 Other0.82%0.21%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.43%2.01%2.13%
 Hispanic40.36%9.88%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic59.64%90.12%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Providence, RIWashington, DCUnited States
 Households60,967267,415116,211,000
 Family Households34,910113,59676,958,100
 Non Family Households26,057153,81939,253,000
 Household Size2.692.222.63
 Married Population32.57%28.86%50.58%
 Single Population67.43%71.14%49.42%
 Now Married29.13%26.45%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.44%2.41%2.17%
 Never Married54.06%56.99%32.55%
 Widowed4.77%4.68%5.95%
 Divorced8.60%9.47%10.92%
 Married, w/children24.47%21.65%31.68%
 Married, no children25.90%33.04%41.44%
 Single, w/children34.73%26.61%16.94%
 Single, no children14.90%18.70%9.95%
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