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Staunton, Virginia
Sylva, North Carolina
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Staunton is 49% more densely populated than Sylva.
People are 0% more likely to be married in Sylva.
The Median Age is 9.1 years older in Staunton.

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PEOPLE
 Staunton, VASylva, NCUnited States
 Population24,4162,617321,418,820
 Population - 201023,8062,571308,745,538
 Population - 200023,8532,435285,036,114
 Population - 199024,4611,809251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now-0.18%44.67%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now2.36%7.47%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,22282091
 Land Area2033,531,905
 Water Area00264,837
 Median Age41.932.837.4
 Female Population55.77%46.53%50.81%
 Male Population44.23%53.47%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Staunton, VASylva, NCUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.65%6.97%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.83%6.97%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.46%6.63%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.02%2.25%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.98%2.79%4.35%
 Age 21 to 245.82%7.52%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3413.34%20.92%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4411.05%14.53%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.65%8.45%14.09%
 Age 55 to 597.28%3.41%6.57%
 Age 60 to 646.03%5.70%5.72%
 Age 65 to 7410.07%6.94%7.64%
 Age 75 to 847.14%4.84%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.69%2.09%1.85%
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 RACE
 Staunton, VASylva, NCUnited States
 White82.03%80.55%62.77%
 Black11.59%4.65%12.24%
 Asian0.98%2.75%4.95%
 Native American0.04%4.26%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.00%0.00%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.87%3.33%2.13%
 Hispanic2.50%4.46%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic97.50%95.54%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Staunton, VASylva, NCUnited States
 Households10,5031,082116,211,000
 Family Households5,91060276,958,100
 Non Family Households4,59348039,253,000
 Household Size2.172.262.63
 Married Population46.07%45.61%50.58%
 Single Population53.93%54.39%49.42%
 Now Married43.83%39.27%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.24%6.34%2.17%
 Never Married30.42%33.81%32.55%
 Widowed9.80%8.73%5.95%
 Divorced13.72%11.85%10.92%
 Married, w/children24.62%25.91%31.68%
 Married, no children47.28%37.38%41.44%
 Single, w/children17.48%23.09%16.94%
 Single, no children10.63%13.62%9.95%
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