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Denver, Colorado
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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Denver is 313% less densely populated than San Francisco.
People are 2.9% less likely to be married in San Francisco.
The Median Age is 4.6 years younger in Denver.

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PEOPLE
 Denver, COSan Francisco, CAUnited States
 Population682,545864,816321,418,820
 Population - 2010578,087789,172308,745,538
 Population - 2000554,636776,733285,036,114
 Population - 1990467,610723,959251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now45.97%19.46%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now23.06%11.34%12.76%
 Pop. Density4,46018,44391
 Land Area153473,531,905
 Water Area2185264,837
 Median Age3438.637.4
 Female Population50.01%49.16%50.81%
 Male Population49.99%50.84%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Denver, COSan Francisco, CAUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.00%4.52%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.19%3.61%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.15%3.24%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.72%2.05%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.37%2.90%4.35%
 Age 21 to 245.97%5.61%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3421.45%21.82%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4415.32%16.36%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5411.79%13.70%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.59%6.06%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.89%6.13%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.81%7.17%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.11%4.58%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.66%2.26%1.85%
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 RACE
 Denver, COSan Francisco, CAUnited States
 White52.86%41.42%62.77%
 Black9.47%5.51%12.24%
 Asian3.44%33.30%4.95%
 Native American0.60%0.20%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.08%0.41%0.16%
 Other0.18%0.50%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.19%3.41%2.13%
 Hispanic31.20%15.26%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic68.80%84.74%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Denver, COSan Francisco, CAUnited States
 Households271,054348,832116,211,000
 Family Households130,387159,64776,958,100
 Non Family Households140,667189,18539,253,000
 Household Size2.282.322.63
 Married Population41.29%40.10%50.58%
 Single Population58.72%59.90%49.42%
 Now Married38.97%38.56%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.31%1.54%2.17%
 Never Married41.59%46.40%32.55%
 Widowed4.33%5.09%5.95%
 Divorced12.79%8.41%10.92%
 Married, w/children32.28%28.77%31.68%
 Married, no children37.34%44.67%41.44%
 Single, w/children20.00%11.73%16.94%
 Single, no children10.38%14.83%9.95%

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