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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Boston is 339% more densely populated than Portland.
People are 17.5% more likely to be married in Portland.
The Median Age is 4.8 years younger in Boston.

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PEOPLE
 Boston, MAPortland, MEUnited States
 Population667,13766,881321,418,820
 Population - 2010602,60966,138308,745,538
 Population - 2000589,14164,249285,036,114
 Population - 1990574,28364,358251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now16.17%3.92%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now13.24%4.10%12.76%
 Pop. Density13,7943,13991
 Land Area48213,531,905
 Water Area4148264,837
 Median Age31.336.137.4
 Female Population52.17%50.87%50.81%
 Male Population47.83%49.13%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Boston, MAPortland, MEUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.31%5.04%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.36%4.68%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.20%4.71%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.79%2.72%4.03%
 Age 18 to 208.12%3.33%4.35%
 Age 21 to 249.40%7.72%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3422.04%20.01%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.50%13.49%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5411.33%13.79%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.02%6.97%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.54%5.33%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.59%5.74%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.24%4.08%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.58%2.38%1.85%
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 RACE
 Boston, MAPortland, MEUnited States
 White46.03%82.74%62.77%
 Black22.69%7.14%12.24%
 Asian9.08%3.68%4.95%
 Native American0.19%0.07%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.01%0.00%0.16%
 Other1.31%0.22%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.31%2.77%2.13%
 Hispanic18.37%3.38%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic81.63%96.62%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Boston, MAPortland, MEUnited States
 Households251,21230,107116,211,000
 Family Households119,71813,54676,958,100
 Non Family Households131,49416,56139,253,000
 Household Size2.362.142.63
 Married Population31.50%37.02%50.58%
 Single Population68.50%62.98%49.42%
 Now Married28.64%36.18%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.86%0.84%2.17%
 Never Married56.53%44.09%32.55%
 Widowed4.15%5.18%5.95%
 Divorced7.82%13.72%10.92%
 Married, w/children22.36%26.36%31.68%
 Married, no children33.09%42.92%41.44%
 Single, w/children27.08%20.22%16.94%
 Single, no children17.47%10.51%9.95%

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