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Wake Forest, North Carolina
Columbia, Maryland
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Wake Forest is 29% less densely populated than Columbia.
People are 9% more likely to be married in Columbia.
The Median Age is 2.4 years younger in Wake Forest.

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PEOPLE
 Wake Forest, NCColumbia, MDUnited States
 Population38,199102,116321,418,820
 Population - 201026,79098,379308,745,538
 Population - 200012,58888,254285,036,114
 Population - 19905,76975,883251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now562.14%34.57%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now203.46%15.71%12.76%
 Pop. Density2,4893,19891
 Land Area15323,531,905
 Water Area00264,837
 Median Age35.337.737.4
 Female Population50.30%51.04%50.81%
 Male Population49.70%48.96%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Wake Forest, NCColumbia, MDUnited States
 Age 0 to 48.13%6.96%6.36%
 Age 5 to 99.54%6.11%6.51%
 Age 10 to 149.27%6.37%6.59%
 Age 15 to 174.32%3.85%4.03%
 Age 18 to 202.73%3.02%4.35%
 Age 21 to 243.30%4.76%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3412.18%15.26%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4418.70%14.28%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.94%14.74%14.09%
 Age 55 to 593.82%6.75%6.57%
 Age 60 to 643.68%5.79%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.01%7.57%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.40%3.18%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.00%1.36%1.85%
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 RACE
 Wake Forest, NCColumbia, MDUnited States
 White72.28%50.12%62.77%
 Black16.27%25.25%12.24%
 Asian2.91%12.16%4.95%
 Native American0.11%0.21%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.02%0.08%0.16%
 Other0.31%0.56%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.66%3.20%2.13%
 Hispanic6.44%8.42%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic93.56%91.58%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Wake Forest, NCColumbia, MDUnited States
 Households11,51039,978116,211,000
 Family Households8,69526,75476,958,100
 Non Family Households2,81513,22439,253,000
 Household Size2.862.542.63
 Married Population65.55%56.41%50.58%
 Single Population34.45%43.59%49.42%
 Now Married63.58%53.87%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.97%2.53%2.17%
 Never Married22.17%30.04%32.55%
 Widowed4.26%4.00%5.95%
 Divorced8.02%9.56%10.92%
 Married, w/children49.67%35.23%31.68%
 Married, no children35.25%41.85%41.44%
 Single, w/children11.29%14.04%16.94%
 Single, no children3.78%8.89%9.95%
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