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Somerville, Massachusetts
Iowa City, Iowa
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Somerville is 575% more densely populated than Iowa City.
People are 0% more likely to be married in Iowa City.
The Median Age is 5.4 years older in Somerville.

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PEOPLE
 Somerville, MAIowa City, IAUnited States
 Population80,31874,220321,418,820
 Population - 201075,21566,758308,745,538
 Population - 200077,47862,220285,036,114
 Population - 199076,21059,738251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now5.39%24.24%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now3.67%19.29%12.76%
 Pop. Density19,4852,88691
 Land Area4263,531,905
 Water Area00264,837
 Median Age31.325.937.4
 Female Population50.23%49.55%50.81%
 Male Population49.77%50.45%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Somerville, MAIowa City, IAUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.35%4.96%6.36%
 Age 5 to 93.28%4.23%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.07%3.84%6.59%
 Age 15 to 171.86%2.39%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.25%15.84%4.35%
 Age 21 to 2410.20%16.59%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3431.05%17.11%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4414.22%8.87%12.97%
 Age 45 to 549.79%8.91%14.09%
 Age 55 to 593.92%4.55%6.57%
 Age 60 to 643.85%4.13%5.72%
 Age 65 to 744.77%4.38%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.12%2.66%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.27%1.55%1.85%
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 RACE
 Somerville, MAIowa City, IAUnited States
 White70.79%78.12%62.77%
 Black6.58%5.72%12.24%
 Asian9.46%7.94%4.95%
 Native American0.09%0.19%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.02%0.32%0.16%
 Other0.87%0.15%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.73%2.34%2.13%
 Hispanic9.46%5.22%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic90.54%94.78%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Somerville, MAIowa City, IAUnited States
 Households31,78428,843116,211,000
 Family Households13,90812,88776,958,100
 Non Family Households17,87615,95639,253,000
 Household Size2.352.212.63
 Married Population34.08%33.61%50.58%
 Single Population65.92%66.39%49.42%
 Now Married32.52%32.80%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.56%0.81%2.17%
 Never Married56.16%56.55%32.55%
 Widowed3.91%2.83%5.95%
 Divorced5.85%7.01%10.92%
 Married, w/children29.16%31.88%31.68%
 Married, no children40.17%41.56%41.44%
 Single, w/children13.65%16.36%16.94%
 Single, no children17.02%10.20%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
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re: Ready to move on...but where? - 11/17/2011: The appalachian or blue ridge mountains aré beautiful and so peaceful. We live in Southwest Virginia. Very laid Back. Country folk with a strong southern accent and... (read more)

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