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Waco, Texas
Austin, Texas
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Waco is 102% less densely populated than Austin.
People are 2% less likely to be married in Austin.
The Median Age is 3.4 years younger in Waco.

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PEOPLE
 Waco, TXAustin, TXUnited States
 Population132,356931,830321,418,820
 Population - 2010122,212764,129308,745,538
 Population - 2000113,726656,562285,036,114
 Population - 1990103,590465,622251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now27.77%100.13%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now16.38%41.93%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,4873,00491
 Land Area893103,531,905
 Water Area127264,837
 Median Age28.431.837.4
 Female Population51.45%49.60%50.81%
 Male Population48.55%50.40%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Waco, TXAustin, TXUnited States
 Age 0 to 48.22%7.00%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.70%6.39%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.09%5.39%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.65%3.05%4.03%
 Age 18 to 209.83%5.10%4.35%
 Age 21 to 2410.00%7.76%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3413.66%21.36%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4410.86%15.38%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5410.64%12.01%14.09%
 Age 55 to 594.84%4.98%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.22%4.24%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.23%4.27%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.83%2.11%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.22%0.96%1.85%
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 RACE
 Waco, TXAustin, TXUnited States
 White44.13%48.66%62.77%
 Black20.64%7.50%12.24%
 Asian1.69%6.49%4.95%
 Native American0.31%0.18%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.02%0.07%0.16%
 Other0.03%0.14%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.48%2.15%2.13%
 Hispanic31.70%34.83%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic68.30%65.17%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Waco, TXAustin, TXUnited States
 Households45,874344,289116,211,000
 Family Households27,076180,60376,958,100
 Non Family Households18,798163,68639,253,000
 Household Size2.612.452.63
 Married Population40.06%41.66%50.58%
 Single Population59.94%58.34%49.42%
 Now Married37.28%39.38%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.78%2.28%2.17%
 Never Married41.72%43.64%32.55%
 Widowed6.14%3.30%5.95%
 Divorced12.08%11.41%10.92%
 Married, w/children29.58%33.68%31.68%
 Married, no children33.18%35.08%41.44%
 Single, w/children25.36%19.91%16.94%
 Single, no children11.87%11.33%9.95%
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