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Detroit, MI vs Chicago, IL

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Highlights
- Chicago is 59% more densely populated than Detroit.
- People are 43.0% more likely to be married in Chicago.
- The Median Age is 0.6 years younger in Chicago.

People
 Detroit, MIChicago, ILUnited States
 679,8652,722,586321,004,407
 759,3402,703,466308,745,538
 951,2702,896,016285,036,114
 1,027,9742,783,726251,960,433
 -33.9%-2.2%27.4%
 -28.5%-6.0%12.6%
 4,90111,97491
 1392273,531,905
 47264,837
 34.734.137.8
 52.7%51.5%50.8%
 47.3%48.5%49.2%
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 Est. Total Population By Age
 Detroit, MIChicago, ILUnited States
 7.3%6.6%6.2%
 6.7%5.9%6.4%
 6.9%5.7%6.5%
 4.2%3.4%3.9%
 4.5%4.0%4.1%
 6.6%6.4%5.6%
 14.0%19.6%13.7%
 11.8%14.0%12.7%
 12.3%12.1%13.4%
 6.6%5.7%6.7%
 5.9%5.0%6.0%
 7.6%6.7%8.6%
 3.7%3.5%4.4%
 1.8%1.4%1.9%
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 Race
 Detroit, MIChicago, ILUnited States
 9.9%32.7%61.5%
 78.8%30.1%12.3%
 1.5%6.2%5.3%
 0.3%0.1%0.7%
 0.0%0.0%0.2%
 0.2%0.2%0.2%
 1.6%1.7%2.3%
 7.6%29.0%17.6%
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 Family
 Detroit, MIChicago, ILUnited States
 258,4711,046,789118,825,921
 142,594564,21078,298,703
 115,877482,57940,527,218
 2.582.542.63
 26.1%37.4%50.2%
 73.9%62.6%49.8%
 22.8%35.1%48.2%
 3.4%2.3%2.0%
 55.0%49.0%33.1%
 6.9%5.2%5.8%
 12.0%8.4%10.9%
 15.0%27.6%31.1%
 21.4%33.2%42.3%
 38.8%22.7%16.3%
 24.8%16.6%10.3%

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Reviews for Detroit    109 Reviews
Married with Children - 11/20/2018
With the exception of two years, I have lived in Detroit for 12 years. I have had challenges, but they were relatively trivial in the long run. I am married and have a 9... Read More

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Hellhole - 9/2/2018
Not a fan of this place at all. There has never really been a time I was visiting here for anything good. Let's say I almost got murdered here twice, the place is scary... Read More

Renaissance Detroit - 12/5/2017
I see a lot of old comments on here that aren't as applicable now since the resurgence Detroit has and is going through these past few years. It's a really exciting time... Read More

Reviews for Chicago    255 Reviews
Best City Ever - 4/24/2019
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My kind of Town - 4/13/2019
I have lived in this city for 15 years, and I love it. However you have to be a certain type of person to love it here. To be successful here, these are some of the... Read More

Think twice if you didn’t grow up here - 1/26/2019
I grew up in the near west suburbs of Chicago and moved back 5 years ago in my 50s to be near family. I have lived all over the country, including NY and CA. I now... Read More

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ZIPS IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN
48228, 48219, 48235, 48224, 48227, 48221, 48205, 48234, 48209, 48210, 28 total
ZIPS IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total

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