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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Seattle is 67% more densely populated than Detroit.
People are 35.6% less likely to be married in Detroit.
The Median Age is 0.9 years older in Seattle.

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PEOPLE
 Seattle, WADetroit, MIUnited States
 Population684,451677,116321,418,820
 Population - 2010595,240759,340308,745,538
 Population - 2000563,374951,270285,036,114
 Population - 1990516,2591,027,974251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now32.58%-34.13%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now21.49%-28.82%12.76%
 Pop. Density8,1644,88091
 Land Area841393,531,905
 Water Area594264,837
 Median Age3635.137.4
 Female Population50.03%52.61%50.81%
 Male Population49.97%47.39%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Seattle, WADetroit, MIUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.27%7.05%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.46%6.73%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.72%7.17%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.04%4.62%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.23%5.44%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.08%6.48%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3421.49%12.40%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4416.04%12.40%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.70%13.33%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.06%6.64%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.58%5.68%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.31%6.61%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.14%3.75%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.90%1.71%1.85%
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 RACE
 Seattle, WADetroit, MIUnited States
 White66.21%8.69%62.77%
 Black7.19%80.67%12.24%
 Asian14.16%1.21%4.95%
 Native American0.55%0.28%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.46%0.01%0.16%
 Other0.16%0.12%0.20%
 Two or More Races4.92%1.71%2.13%
 Hispanic6.36%7.32%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic93.64%92.68%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Seattle, WADetroit, MIUnited States
 Households290,822254,197116,211,000
 Family Households129,769145,36576,958,100
 Non Family Households161,053108,83239,253,000
 Household Size2.112.692.63
 Married Population41.58%26.79%50.58%
 Single Population58.42%73.21%49.42%
 Now Married40.21%23.11%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.37%3.68%2.17%
 Never Married43.79%53.69%32.55%
 Widowed4.04%7.49%5.95%
 Divorced10.59%12.03%10.92%
 Married, w/children32.59%16.10%31.68%
 Married, no children46.02%20.84%41.44%
 Single, w/children12.00%39.00%16.94%
 Single, no children9.39%24.06%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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Feels like a ghost town...: When I first arrived in Detroit a few months ago, entering northbound from 75, I felt as if I was in some post apocalypse city. Driving through the streets was so... (read more)

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