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Roanoke, Virginia
Boise, Idaho
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Roanoke is 15% less densely populated than Boise.
People are 7% less likely to be married in Boise.
The Median Age is 2.4 years older in Roanoke.

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PEOPLE
 Roanoke, VABoise, IDUnited States
 Population99,897218,281321,418,820
 Population - 201095,793206,481308,745,538
 Population - 200094,911185,787285,036,114
 Population - 199096,397125,738251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now3.63%73.60%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now5.25%17.49%12.76%
 Pop. Density2,3492,71291
 Land Area43803,531,905
 Water Area01264,837
 Median Age38.335.937.4
 Female Population52.04%49.96%50.81%
 Male Population47.97%50.05%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Roanoke, VABoise, IDUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.25%6.21%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.14%5.60%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.36%6.41%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.14%3.97%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.38%4.68%4.35%
 Age 21 to 245.28%6.55%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3415.29%15.26%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.75%13.16%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.80%13.77%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.47%6.38%6.57%
 Age 60 to 646.64%5.98%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.53%6.59%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.17%3.53%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.81%1.90%1.85%
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 RACE
 Roanoke, VABoise, IDUnited States
 White61.29%83.59%62.77%
 Black27.68%1.50%12.24%
 Asian2.11%3.58%4.95%
 Native American0.09%0.66%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.14%0.22%0.16%
 Other0.19%0.17%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.79%2.55%2.13%
 Hispanic5.72%7.74%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic94.28%92.26%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Roanoke, VABoise, IDUnited States
 Households42,54986,642116,211,000
 Family Households23,78751,18276,958,100
 Non Family Households18,76235,46039,253,000
 Household Size2.252.412.63
 Married Population42.50%49.03%50.58%
 Single Population57.50%50.97%49.42%
 Now Married39.73%47.87%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.77%1.16%2.17%
 Never Married34.67%32.62%32.55%
 Widowed7.36%4.81%5.95%
 Divorced15.46%13.55%10.92%
 Married, w/children21.92%32.43%31.68%
 Married, no children39.18%43.37%41.44%
 Single, w/children23.85%15.31%16.94%
 Single, no children15.05%8.89%9.95%
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