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Waltham, Massachusetts
Lowell, Massachusetts
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Waltham is 64% less densely populated than Lowell.
People are 0% less likely to be married in Lowell.
The Median Age is 0.3 years older in Waltham.

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PEOPLE
 Waltham, MALowell, MAUnited States
 Population63,378110,699321,418,820
 Population - 201059,771105,089308,745,538
 Population - 200059,226105,167285,036,114
 Population - 199057,878103,439251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now9.50%7.02%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now7.01%5.26%12.76%
 Pop. Density4,9798,15091
 Land Area13143,531,905
 Water Area11264,837
 Median Age33.533.237.4
 Female Population51.04%50.51%50.81%
 Male Population48.96%49.49%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Waltham, MALowell, MAUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.55%7.31%6.36%
 Age 5 to 93.88%5.98%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.20%5.44%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.00%3.69%4.03%
 Age 18 to 209.39%5.90%4.35%
 Age 21 to 248.08%6.85%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3419.97%17.70%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4413.20%12.52%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5411.51%13.26%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.27%6.08%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.23%4.84%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.61%5.34%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.06%3.36%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.07%1.73%1.85%
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 RACE
 Waltham, MALowell, MAUnited States
 White65.90%50.26%62.77%
 Black5.75%6.67%12.24%
 Asian11.36%20.83%4.95%
 Native American0.05%0.13%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.11%0.01%0.16%
 Other0.30%1.66%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.47%2.25%2.13%
 Hispanic14.07%18.18%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic85.93%81.82%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Waltham, MALowell, MAUnited States
 Households23,87338,639116,211,000
 Family Households12,81824,23076,958,100
 Non Family Households11,05514,40939,253,000
 Household Size2.282.692.63
 Married Population40.50%40.75%50.58%
 Single Population59.51%59.25%49.42%
 Now Married39.12%38.39%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.37%2.36%2.17%
 Never Married46.84%43.37%32.55%
 Widowed4.56%5.61%5.95%
 Divorced8.11%10.27%10.92%
 Married, w/children29.22%27.89%31.68%
 Married, no children45.53%31.23%41.44%
 Single, w/children12.23%26.03%16.94%
 Single, no children13.03%14.86%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
Comments about Waltham

Educational opportunities in and around Waltham: Waltham is home to two well respected colleges/universities: Bentley and Brandeis. That, however, is not all. For within half an hour or so, by commuter train or car,... (read more)

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Comments about Lowell

traffic, double parking, crime, drugs, etc.....: Lowell... what a city! Remember to read the plaques on each sewer reminding our residents not to wash your daily garbage down the gutters. Remember, here in Lowell,... (read more)

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