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Raleigh, North Carolina
Fairbanks, Alaska
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Raleigh is 207% more densely populated than Fairbanks.
People are 4% less likely to be married in Fairbanks.
The Median Age is 5.1 years older in Raleigh.

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PEOPLE
 Raleigh, NCFairbanks, AKUnited States
 Population451,06632,325321,418,820
 Population - 2010382,72931,178308,745,538
 Population - 2000276,09330,224285,036,114
 Population - 1990207,95130,843251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now116.91%4.81%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now63.38%6.95%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,1301,02091
 Land Area144323,531,905
 Water Area11264,837
 Median Age32.527.437.4
 Female Population51.91%46.79%50.81%
 Male Population48.09%53.21%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Raleigh, NCFairbanks, AKUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.79%9.65%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.57%8.41%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.00%5.49%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.37%2.77%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.10%5.88%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.56%11.51%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3418.05%19.95%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4415.19%10.62%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.53%8.84%14.09%
 Age 55 to 594.96%5.31%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.01%3.87%5.72%
 Age 65 to 744.96%3.98%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.74%2.50%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.20%1.23%1.85%
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 RACE
 Raleigh, NCFairbanks, AKUnited States
 White53.95%60.12%62.77%
 Black28.52%8.51%12.24%
 Asian4.28%4.47%4.95%
 Native American0.22%8.08%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.09%1.32%0.16%
 Other0.32%0.00%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.70%6.96%2.13%
 Hispanic10.91%10.55%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic89.09%89.46%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Raleigh, NCFairbanks, AKUnited States
 Households166,31611,512116,211,000
 Family Households93,5957,16476,958,100
 Non Family Households72,7214,34839,253,000
 Household Size2.422.62.63
 Married Population42.83%47.22%50.58%
 Single Population57.18%52.78%49.42%
 Now Married40.11%44.92%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.71%2.30%2.17%
 Never Married42.43%35.34%32.55%
 Widowed4.18%4.21%5.95%
 Divorced10.56%13.23%10.92%
 Married, w/children32.64%36.67%31.68%
 Married, no children35.02%33.61%41.44%
 Single, w/children23.13%22.50%16.94%
 Single, no children9.21%7.22%9.95%
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