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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Richmond is 29% less densely populated than Portland.
People are 13% less likely to be married in Portland.
The Median Age is 3.8 years younger in Richmond.

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PEOPLE
 Richmond, VAPortland, ORUnited States
 Population220,289632,309321,418,820
 Population - 2010201,828566,686308,745,538
 Population - 2000197,790529,121285,036,114
 Population - 1990203,056437,319251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now8.49%44.59%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now11.38%19.50%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,6824,73891
 Land Area601333,531,905
 Water Area312264,837
 Median Age32.636.437.4
 Female Population52.38%50.64%50.81%
 Male Population47.62%49.36%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Richmond, VAPortland, ORUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.36%5.88%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.18%5.43%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.43%4.65%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.60%2.83%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.52%3.35%4.35%
 Age 21 to 248.93%5.73%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3419.27%19.50%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4411.41%16.54%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.43%13.00%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.35%6.36%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.28%5.78%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.00%6.19%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.45%3.01%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.80%1.77%1.85%
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 RACE
 Richmond, VAPortland, ORUnited States
 White39.66%71.79%62.77%
 Black48.63%5.92%12.24%
 Asian2.22%7.45%4.95%
 Native American0.15%0.61%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.01%0.51%0.16%
 Other0.10%0.22%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.84%3.87%2.13%
 Hispanic6.40%9.64%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic93.60%90.36%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Richmond, VAPortland, ORUnited States
 Households85,913252,185116,211,000
 Family Households40,413129,68476,958,100
 Non Family Households45,500122,50139,253,000
 Household Size2.332.332.63
 Married Population30.07%42.62%50.58%
 Single Population69.93%57.38%49.42%
 Now Married26.06%40.84%48.41%
 Married but Separated4.01%1.78%2.17%
 Never Married51.98%40.30%32.55%
 Widowed5.86%4.37%5.95%
 Divorced12.10%12.72%10.92%
 Married, w/children19.84%31.75%31.68%
 Married, no children30.76%41.53%41.44%
 Single, w/children31.08%16.31%16.94%
 Single, no children18.32%10.41%9.95%

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