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State College, Pennsylvania
Palo Alto, California
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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
State College is 230% more densely populated than Palo Alto.
People are 299.8% more likely to be married in Palo Alto.
The Median Age is 20.1 years younger in State College.

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PEOPLE
 State College, PAPalo Alto, CAUnited States
 Population42,16166,853321,418,820
 Population - 201041,87662,486308,745,538
 Population - 200038,42058,598285,036,114
 Population - 199038,92355,900251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now8.32%19.59%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now9.74%14.09%12.76%
 Pop. Density9,2462,80191
 Land Area5243,531,905
 Water Area02264,837
 Median Age21.241.337.4
 Female Population46.71%50.12%50.81%
 Male Population53.29%49.88%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 State College, PAPalo Alto, CAUnited States
 Age 0 to 41.83%4.89%6.36%
 Age 5 to 91.39%6.53%6.51%
 Age 10 to 141.06%7.26%6.59%
 Age 15 to 171.10%4.25%4.03%
 Age 18 to 2041.08%2.21%4.35%
 Age 21 to 2427.38%3.54%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3410.27%13.34%13.47%
 Age 35 to 444.26%14.16%12.97%
 Age 45 to 543.95%15.00%14.09%
 Age 55 to 591.51%6.93%6.57%
 Age 60 to 641.73%4.71%5.72%
 Age 65 to 742.31%8.70%7.64%
 Age 75 to 841.25%5.33%4.26%
 Age 85 and over0.88%3.14%1.85%
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 RACE
 State College, PAPalo Alto, CAUnited States
 White80.18%56.62%62.77%
 Black3.80%1.55%12.24%
 Asian9.96%29.47%4.95%
 Native American0.16%0.01%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.10%0.16%
 Other0.29%0.56%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.45%3.85%2.13%
 Hispanic4.17%7.84%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic95.83%92.16%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 State College, PAPalo Alto, CAUnited States
 Households12,10626,420116,211,000
 Family Households3,31417,16176,958,100
 Non Family Households8,7929,25939,253,000
 Household Size2.42.482.63
 Married Population14.76%59.00%50.58%
 Single Population85.24%41.00%49.42%
 Now Married14.08%57.82%48.41%
 Married but Separated0.68%1.18%2.17%
 Never Married81.29%27.20%32.55%
 Widowed1.39%5.26%5.95%
 Divorced2.57%8.54%10.92%
 Married, w/children28.94%44.86%31.68%
 Married, no children48.28%40.25%41.44%
 Single, w/children11.32%8.65%16.94%
 Single, no children11.47%6.24%9.95%

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