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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Boston is 15% more densely populated than Chicago.
People are 18.3% more likely to be married in Chicago.
The Median Age is 2.1 years younger in Boston.

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PEOPLE
 Boston, MAChicago, ILUnited States
 Population667,1372,720,546321,418,820
 Population - 2010602,6092,703,466308,745,538
 Population - 2000589,1412,896,016285,036,114
 Population - 1990574,2832,783,726251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now16.17%-2.27%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now13.24%-6.06%12.76%
 Pop. Density13,79411,95091
 Land Area482283,531,905
 Water Area416264,837
 Median Age31.333.437.4
 Female Population52.17%51.52%50.81%
 Male Population47.83%48.49%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Boston, MAChicago, ILUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.31%6.84%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.36%6.07%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.20%5.94%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.79%3.62%4.03%
 Age 18 to 208.12%4.26%4.35%
 Age 21 to 249.40%6.63%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3422.04%19.14%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.50%14.08%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5411.33%12.41%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.02%5.58%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.54%4.70%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.59%5.93%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.24%3.32%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.58%1.46%1.85%
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 RACE
 Boston, MAChicago, ILUnited States
 White46.03%32.17%62.77%
 Black22.69%31.45%12.24%
 Asian9.08%5.69%4.95%
 Native American0.19%0.13%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.01%0.02%0.16%
 Other1.31%0.16%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.31%1.45%2.13%
 Hispanic18.37%28.95%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic81.63%71.05%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Boston, MAChicago, ILUnited States
 Households251,2121,028,830116,211,000
 Family Households119,718564,53976,958,100
 Non Family Households131,494464,29039,253,000
 Household Size2.362.582.63
 Married Population31.50%37.26%50.58%
 Single Population68.50%62.74%49.42%
 Now Married28.64%34.70%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.86%2.56%2.17%
 Never Married56.53%48.58%32.55%
 Widowed4.15%5.48%5.95%
 Divorced7.82%8.69%10.92%
 Married, w/children22.36%27.78%31.68%
 Married, no children33.09%31.16%41.44%
 Single, w/children27.08%24.64%16.94%
 Single, no children17.47%16.42%9.95%

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 COMMENTS
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