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San Antonio, Texas
Boston, Massachusetts
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
San Antonio is 333% less densely populated than Boston.
People are 15% more likely to be married in Boston.
The Median Age is 1.6 years older in San Antonio.

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PEOPLE
 San Antonio, TXBoston, MAUnited States
 Population1,469,845667,137321,418,820
 Population - 20101,290,196602,609308,745,538
 Population - 20001,144,646589,141285,036,114
 Population - 1990935,933574,283251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now57.05%16.17%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now28.41%13.24%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,18813,79491
 Land Area461483,531,905
 Water Area641264,837
 Median Age32.931.337.4
 Female Population51.13%52.17%50.81%
 Male Population48.87%47.83%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 San Antonio, TXBoston, MAUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.33%5.31%6.36%
 Age 5 to 97.36%4.36%6.51%
 Age 10 to 147.16%4.20%6.59%
 Age 15 to 174.30%2.79%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.78%8.12%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.55%9.40%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3415.42%22.04%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4413.06%12.50%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.76%11.33%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.52%5.02%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.80%4.54%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.09%5.59%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.43%3.24%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.46%1.58%1.85%
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 RACE
 San Antonio, TXBoston, MAUnited States
 White26.30%46.03%62.77%
 Black6.42%22.69%12.24%
 Asian2.35%9.08%4.95%
 Native American0.18%0.19%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.08%0.01%0.16%
 Other0.13%1.31%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.21%2.31%2.13%
 Hispanic63.33%18.37%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic36.67%81.63%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 San Antonio, TXBoston, MAUnited States
 Households484,219251,212116,211,000
 Family Households317,969119,71876,958,100
 Non Family Households166,250131,49439,253,000
 Household Size2.812.362.63
 Married Population46.34%31.50%50.58%
 Single Population53.66%68.50%49.42%
 Now Married43.13%28.64%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.21%2.86%2.17%
 Never Married35.81%56.53%32.55%
 Widowed5.46%4.15%5.95%
 Divorced12.39%7.82%10.92%
 Married, w/children32.03%22.36%31.68%
 Married, no children32.40%33.09%41.44%
 Single, w/children23.12%27.08%16.94%
 Single, no children12.45%17.47%9.95%
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