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Seattle, Washington
Austin, Texas
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Seattle is 172% more densely populated than Austin.
People are 0% less likely to be married in Austin.
The Median Age is 4.2 years older in Seattle.

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PEOPLE
 Seattle, WAAustin, TXUnited States
 Population684,451931,830321,418,820
 Population - 2010595,240764,129308,745,538
 Population - 2000563,374656,562285,036,114
 Population - 1990516,259465,622251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now32.58%100.13%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now21.49%41.93%12.76%
 Pop. Density8,1643,00491
 Land Area843103,531,905
 Water Area597264,837
 Median Age3631.837.4
 Female Population50.03%49.60%50.81%
 Male Population49.97%50.40%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Seattle, WAAustin, TXUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.27%7.00%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.46%6.39%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.72%5.39%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.04%3.05%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.23%5.10%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.08%7.76%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3421.49%21.36%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4416.04%15.38%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.70%12.01%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.06%4.98%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.58%4.24%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.31%4.27%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.14%2.11%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.90%0.96%1.85%
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 RACE
 Seattle, WAAustin, TXUnited States
 White66.21%48.66%62.77%
 Black7.19%7.50%12.24%
 Asian14.16%6.49%4.95%
 Native American0.55%0.18%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.46%0.07%0.16%
 Other0.16%0.14%0.20%
 Two or More Races4.92%2.15%2.13%
 Hispanic6.36%34.83%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic93.64%65.17%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Seattle, WAAustin, TXUnited States
 Households290,822344,289116,211,000
 Family Households129,769180,60376,958,100
 Non Family Households161,053163,68639,253,000
 Household Size2.112.452.63
 Married Population41.58%41.66%50.58%
 Single Population58.42%58.34%49.42%
 Now Married40.21%39.38%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.37%2.28%2.17%
 Never Married43.79%43.64%32.55%
 Widowed4.04%3.30%5.95%
 Divorced10.59%11.41%10.92%
 Married, w/children32.59%33.68%31.68%
 Married, no children46.02%35.08%41.44%
 Single, w/children12.00%19.91%16.94%
 Single, no children9.39%11.33%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
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re: moving from Austin TX to Seattle WA - 9/11/201: Hi I am Canadian ( visited Seattle few times back in 2007/2008) and lived in Seattle's twin city across the border, Vancouver. From what you said about Seattle... (read more)

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