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Seattle, Washington
Chicago, Illinois
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Seattle is 46% less densely populated than Chicago.
People are 4% more likely to be married in Chicago.
The Median Age is 2.6 years older in Seattle.

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Counties in IL / WA
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PEOPLE
 Seattle, WAChicago, ILUnited States
 Population684,4512,720,546321,418,820
 Population - 2010595,2402,703,466308,745,538
 Population - 2000563,3742,896,016285,036,114
 Population - 1990516,2592,783,726251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now32.58%-2.27%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now21.49%-6.06%12.76%
 Pop. Density8,16411,95091
 Land Area842283,531,905
 Water Area596264,837
 Median Age3633.437.4
 Female Population50.03%51.52%50.81%
 Male Population49.97%48.49%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Seattle, WAChicago, ILUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.27%6.84%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.46%6.07%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.72%5.94%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.04%3.62%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.23%4.26%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.08%6.63%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3421.49%19.14%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4416.04%14.08%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.70%12.41%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.06%5.58%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.58%4.70%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.31%5.93%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.14%3.32%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.90%1.46%1.85%
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 RACE
 Seattle, WAChicago, ILUnited States
 White66.21%32.17%62.77%
 Black7.19%31.45%12.24%
 Asian14.16%5.69%4.95%
 Native American0.55%0.13%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.46%0.02%0.16%
 Other0.16%0.16%0.20%
 Two or More Races4.92%1.45%2.13%
 Hispanic6.36%28.95%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic93.64%71.05%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Seattle, WAChicago, ILUnited States
 Households290,8221,028,830116,211,000
 Family Households129,769564,53976,958,100
 Non Family Households161,053464,29039,253,000
 Household Size2.112.582.63
 Married Population41.58%37.26%50.58%
 Single Population58.42%62.74%49.42%
 Now Married40.21%34.70%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.37%2.56%2.17%
 Never Married43.79%48.58%32.55%
 Widowed4.04%5.48%5.95%
 Divorced10.59%8.69%10.92%
 Married, w/children32.59%27.78%31.68%
 Married, no children46.02%31.16%41.44%
 Single, w/children12.00%24.64%16.94%
 Single, no children9.39%16.42%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
Comments about Seattle

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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Comments about Chicago

weather: Winter is too long and too cold. Not as bad as Wisconsin (Milwaukee is usually about 5 degrees colder) - by a few degrees, or Michigan (Ann Arbor or Dexter) but in the... (read more)

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