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Salt Lake City, Utah
Denver, Colorado
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Salt Lake City is 157% less densely populated than Denver.
People are 1% more likely to be married in Denver.
The Median Age is 2.6 years younger in Salt Lake City.

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PEOPLE
 Salt Lake City, UTDenver, COUnited States
 Population192,672682,545321,418,820
 Population - 2010184,488578,087308,745,538
 Population - 2000181,743554,636285,036,114
 Population - 1990159,936467,610251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now20.47%45.97%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now6.01%23.06%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,7344,46091
 Land Area1111533,531,905
 Water Area12264,837
 Median Age31.43437.4
 Female Population48.54%50.01%50.81%
 Male Population51.46%49.99%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Salt Lake City, UTDenver, COUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.40%7.00%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.09%6.19%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.32%5.15%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.20%2.72%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.11%3.37%4.35%
 Age 21 to 248.57%5.97%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3420.92%21.45%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4413.23%15.32%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5410.64%11.79%14.09%
 Age 55 to 594.87%5.59%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.73%4.89%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.43%5.81%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.97%3.11%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.53%1.66%1.85%
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 RACE
 Salt Lake City, UTDenver, COUnited States
 White65.73%52.86%62.77%
 Black2.73%9.47%12.24%
 Asian4.98%3.44%4.95%
 Native American1.21%0.60%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander2.03%0.08%0.16%
 Other0.45%0.18%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.94%2.19%2.13%
 Hispanic20.93%31.20%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic79.07%68.80%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Salt Lake City, UTDenver, COUnited States
 Households74,652271,054116,211,000
 Family Households39,019130,38776,958,100
 Non Family Households35,633140,66739,253,000
 Household Size2.472.282.63
 Married Population42.59%41.29%50.58%
 Single Population57.42%58.72%49.42%
 Now Married40.53%38.97%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.05%2.31%2.17%
 Never Married41.61%41.59%32.55%
 Widowed4.35%4.33%5.95%
 Divorced11.46%12.79%10.92%
 Married, w/children35.21%32.28%31.68%
 Married, no children37.12%37.34%41.44%
 Single, w/children16.93%20.00%16.94%
 Single, no children10.74%10.38%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
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