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Raleigh, North Carolina
St. Louis, Missouri
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Raleigh is 63% less densely populated than St. Louis.
People are 11% more likely to be married in St. Louis.
The Median Age is 1.9 years younger in Raleigh.

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PEOPLE
 Raleigh, NCSt. Louis, MOUnited States
 Population451,066315,685321,418,820
 Population - 2010382,729318,809308,745,538
 Population - 2000276,093348,189285,036,114
 Population - 1990207,951396,685251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now116.91%-20.42%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now63.38%-9.34%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,1305,09691
 Land Area144623,531,905
 Water Area14264,837
 Median Age32.534.437.4
 Female Population51.91%51.69%50.81%
 Male Population48.09%48.31%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Raleigh, NCSt. Louis, MOUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.79%6.69%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.57%5.44%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.00%5.23%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.37%3.24%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.10%4.52%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.56%6.86%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3418.05%18.93%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4415.19%12.66%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.53%13.36%14.09%
 Age 55 to 594.96%6.32%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.01%5.65%5.72%
 Age 65 to 744.96%5.89%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.74%3.67%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.20%1.55%1.85%
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 RACE
 Raleigh, NCSt. Louis, MOUnited States
 White53.95%42.81%62.77%
 Black28.52%47.94%12.24%
 Asian4.28%2.79%4.95%
 Native American0.22%0.20%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.09%0.02%0.16%
 Other0.32%0.27%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.70%2.32%2.13%
 Hispanic10.91%3.66%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic89.09%96.34%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Raleigh, NCSt. Louis, MOUnited States
 Households166,316139,594116,211,000
 Family Households93,59565,22976,958,100
 Non Family Households72,72174,36539,253,000
 Household Size2.422.22.63
 Married Population42.83%32.05%50.58%
 Single Population57.18%67.96%49.42%
 Now Married40.11%28.72%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.71%3.33%2.17%
 Never Married42.43%49.39%32.55%
 Widowed4.18%6.42%5.95%
 Divorced10.56%12.14%10.92%
 Married, w/children32.64%20.35%31.68%
 Married, no children35.02%31.90%41.44%
 Single, w/children23.13%29.96%16.94%
 Single, no children9.21%17.80%9.95%
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