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Chicago, IL vs San Diego, CA

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- San Diego is 0% more densely populated than Chicago.
- People are 22.7% more likely to be married in San Diego.
- The Median Age is 0.3 years older in San Diego.
 Chicago, ILSan Diego, CAUnited States
 Female Population51.2%49.0%50.5%
 Male Population48.8%51.0%49.5%
 Median Age35.135.438.4
 Population - 20102,697,4801,305,632309,327,143
 Population - 20002,896,0161,223,400285,036,114
 Population - 19902,783,7261,110,549251,960,433
 Pop. 2000 to Now-7.5%16.3%15.6%
 Pop. 1990 to Now-3.8%28.1%30.8%
 Population Density12,060.34,255.093.4
 Land Area227.4325.63,531,905.4
 Water Area6.846.8264,836.8
 Est. Total Population By Age
 Chicago, ILSan Diego, CAUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.9%5.6%5.9%
 Age 5 to 95.4%5.4%6.1%
 Age 10 to 145.8%5.5%6.6%
 Age 15 to 173.3%3.1%3.9%
 Age 18 to 203.6%4.4%4.0%
 Age 21 to 246.0%6.3%5.2%
 Age 25 to 3419.8%19.0%13.8%
 Age 35 to 4414.3%14.3%12.9%
 Age 45 to 5411.9%12.2%12.6%
 Age 55 to 595.8%5.7%6.7%
 Age 60 to 645.4%5.2%6.3%
 Age 65 to 747.6%8.0%9.6%
 Age 75 to 843.6%3.7%4.5%
 Age 85 and over1.6%1.6%1.9%
 Chicago, ILSan Diego, CAUnited States
 Native American0.1%0.2%0.6%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.0%0.4%0.2%
 Two or More Races2.2%4.3%3.2%
 Marriage & Family
 Chicago, ILSan Diego, CAUnited States
 Married Population37.8%46.4%49.8%
     Currently Married35.5%44.8%48.0%
 Married but Separated2.3%1.6%1.8%
 Single Population62.2%53.6%50.2%
 Never Married48.9%40.1%33.8%
 Household Size2.412.642.60
 Family Households574,825304,49980,755,759
     Married couple, w/children27.1%33.2%30.5%
     Married couple, no children34.8%41.9%42.9%
 Non Family Households537,756204,84843,255,233
     Single householder, w/children21.0%13.4%15.8%
     Single householder, no children17.1%11.6%10.8%

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Reviews for Chicago    270 Reviews
My Favorite City in the Country - 8/14/2023
Chicago is probably the best value in a major city that you can find and my personal favorite city. It will become increasingly important as climate change makes the... Read More

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Crime ridden Medical center. - 2/16/2023
I've live on north side and south side, UIC medical center. Don't move here go to the north side. No good amenities, if you get bored with one there is no other choices.... Read More

Good and Bad - 11/15/2022
A fun city to live in with great food! Housing isn't terrible compared to other big cities. The cyclists who think they own the streets and paths drive me crazy. People... Read More

Reviews for San Diego    318 Reviews
America's finest city? If not, pretty darn close. - 7/10/2022
The only real knock again San Diego is the cost of living, but it is paradise compared to most cities of similar size. Those who complain about the traffic here or say... Read More

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Beautiful Place, Too Crowded and Expensive. - 7/1/2022
I have lived in San Diego since 1968 and I am now almost 62 years old. I love San Diego, I really do. But it has become so crowded and so expensive over the years. It... Read More

Good but unlivable - 12/27/2021
Visited San Diego a few times and loved everything about it. Everything I hate about LA is absent in San Diego. The traffic, the 60k homeless population, the... Read More

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