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Tucson, Arizona
Anchorage, Alaska
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Tucson is 1,215% more densely populated than Anchorage.
People are 11% less likely to be married in Anchorage.
The Median Age is 0.7 years older in Tucson.

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PEOPLE
 Tucson, AZAnchorage, AKUnited States
 Population531,641298,695321,418,820
 Population - 2010518,457284,267308,745,538
 Population - 2000486,699260,283285,036,114
 Population - 1990405,390226,338251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now31.14%31.97%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now9.23%14.76%12.76%
 Pop. Density2,30317591
 Land Area2311,7053,531,905
 Water Area0256264,837
 Median Age33.332.637.4
 Female Population50.45%49.07%50.81%
 Male Population49.55%50.93%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Tucson, AZAnchorage, AKUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.22%7.44%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.12%6.82%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.11%6.96%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.57%4.14%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.88%4.44%4.35%
 Age 21 to 248.92%7.12%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3414.37%16.48%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4411.89%12.93%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.06%13.98%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.98%6.73%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.24%4.87%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.77%5.23%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.08%2.21%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.78%0.65%1.85%
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 RACE
 Tucson, AZAnchorage, AKUnited States
 White46.30%61.07%62.77%
 Black4.56%5.58%12.24%
 Asian2.65%8.29%4.95%
 Native American1.77%6.53%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.16%2.11%0.16%
 Other0.17%0.13%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.19%8.01%2.13%
 Hispanic42.21%8.28%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic57.80%91.72%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Tucson, AZAnchorage, AKUnited States
 Households204,341105,164116,211,000
 Family Households112,96670,00476,958,100
 Non Family Households91,37535,16039,253,000
 Household Size2.462.762.63
 Married Population38.84%49.62%50.58%
 Single Population61.16%50.38%49.42%
 Now Married36.33%48.03%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.51%1.59%2.17%
 Never Married41.04%34.25%32.55%
 Widowed5.71%3.59%5.95%
 Divorced14.40%12.54%10.92%
 Married, w/children26.78%35.98%31.68%
 Married, no children35.09%37.74%41.44%
 Single, w/children24.00%18.40%16.94%
 Single, no children14.14%7.88%9.95%
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