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Raleigh, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Raleigh is 15% more densely populated than Charlotte.
People are 3% less likely to be married in Charlotte.
The Median Age is 1.1 years younger in Raleigh.

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PEOPLE
 Raleigh, NCCharlotte, NCUnited States
 Population451,066827,097321,418,820
 Population - 2010382,729705,896308,745,538
 Population - 2000276,093540,828285,036,114
 Population - 1990207,951395,934251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now116.91%108.90%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now63.38%52.93%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,1302,72691
 Land Area1443033,531,905
 Water Area12264,837
 Median Age32.533.637.4
 Female Population51.91%52.05%50.81%
 Male Population48.09%47.95%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Raleigh, NCCharlotte, NCUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.79%7.31%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.57%7.24%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.00%6.46%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.37%3.81%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.10%4.06%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.56%5.97%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3418.05%17.43%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4415.19%15.47%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.53%13.25%14.09%
 Age 55 to 594.96%5.57%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.01%4.44%5.72%
 Age 65 to 744.96%5.16%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.74%2.70%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.20%1.14%1.85%
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 RACE
 Raleigh, NCCharlotte, NCUnited States
 White53.95%43.90%62.77%
 Black28.52%34.42%12.24%
 Asian4.28%5.52%4.95%
 Native American0.22%0.25%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.09%0.06%0.16%
 Other0.32%0.19%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.70%2.24%2.13%
 Hispanic10.91%13.43%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic89.09%86.57%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Raleigh, NCCharlotte, NCUnited States
 Households166,316298,815116,211,000
 Family Households93,595181,09476,958,100
 Non Family Households72,721117,72139,253,000
 Household Size2.422.552.63
 Married Population42.83%45.64%50.58%
 Single Population57.18%54.36%49.42%
 Now Married40.11%42.60%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.71%3.05%2.17%
 Never Married42.43%39.52%32.55%
 Widowed4.18%4.49%5.95%
 Divorced10.56%10.35%10.92%
 Married, w/children32.64%32.12%31.68%
 Married, no children35.02%33.92%41.44%
 Single, w/children23.13%22.73%16.94%
 Single, no children9.21%11.22%9.95%
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