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Spokane, Washington
Chicago, Illinois
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Spokane is 285% less densely populated than Chicago.
People are 8% more likely to be married in Chicago.
The Median Age is 2.0 years older in Spokane.

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PEOPLE
 Spokane, WAChicago, ILUnited States
 Population213,2722,720,546321,418,820
 Population - 2010206,5412,703,466308,745,538
 Population - 2000195,6292,896,016285,036,114
 Population - 1990177,1962,783,726251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now20.36%-2.27%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now9.02%-6.06%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,10311,95091
 Land Area692283,531,905
 Water Area16264,837
 Median Age35.433.437.4
 Female Population51.41%51.52%50.81%
 Male Population48.60%48.49%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Spokane, WAChicago, ILUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.88%6.84%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.14%6.07%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.48%5.94%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.52%3.62%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.59%4.26%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.28%6.63%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3415.54%19.14%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.05%14.08%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.44%12.41%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.53%5.58%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.61%4.70%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.21%5.93%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.54%3.32%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.21%1.46%1.85%
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 RACE
 Spokane, WAChicago, ILUnited States
 White83.11%32.17%62.77%
 Black2.59%31.45%12.24%
 Asian2.85%5.69%4.95%
 Native American1.54%0.13%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.34%0.02%0.16%
 Other0.09%0.16%0.20%
 Two or More Races3.83%1.45%2.13%
 Hispanic5.66%28.95%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic94.34%71.05%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Spokane, WAChicago, ILUnited States
 Households87,2351,028,830116,211,000
 Family Households49,636564,53976,958,100
 Non Family Households37,599464,29039,253,000
 Household Size2.332.582.63
 Married Population45.02%37.26%50.58%
 Single Population54.98%62.74%49.42%
 Now Married43.46%34.70%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.56%2.56%2.17%
 Never Married33.74%48.58%32.55%
 Widowed6.28%5.48%5.95%
 Divorced14.97%8.69%10.92%
 Married, w/children29.57%27.78%31.68%
 Married, no children40.66%31.16%41.44%
 Single, w/children19.49%24.64%16.94%
 Single, no children10.29%16.42%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
Comments about Spokane

City that needs jobs, less liberals and an identit: Spokane is a city that seems to have lost it's identity. Not a bad place to live or raise kids. Like all areas, it has ghettos and crime in particular areas. Democrats... (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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