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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Detroit is 145% less densely populated than Chicago.
People are 39.1% more likely to be married in Chicago.
The Median Age is 1.7 years older in Detroit.

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PEOPLE
 Detroit, MIChicago, ILUnited States
 Population677,1162,720,546321,418,820
 Population - 2010759,3402,703,466308,745,538
 Population - 2000951,2702,896,016285,036,114
 Population - 19901,027,9742,783,726251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now-34.13%-2.27%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now-28.82%-6.06%12.76%
 Pop. Density4,88011,95091
 Land Area1392283,531,905
 Water Area46264,837
 Median Age35.133.437.4
 Female Population52.61%51.52%50.81%
 Male Population47.39%48.49%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Detroit, MIChicago, ILUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.05%6.84%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.73%6.07%6.51%
 Age 10 to 147.17%5.94%6.59%
 Age 15 to 174.62%3.62%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.44%4.26%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.48%6.63%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3412.40%19.14%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.40%14.08%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.33%12.41%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.64%5.58%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.68%4.70%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.61%5.93%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.75%3.32%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.71%1.46%1.85%
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 RACE
 Detroit, MIChicago, ILUnited States
 White8.69%32.17%62.77%
 Black80.67%31.45%12.24%
 Asian1.21%5.69%4.95%
 Native American0.28%0.13%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.01%0.02%0.16%
 Other0.12%0.16%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.71%1.45%2.13%
 Hispanic7.32%28.95%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic92.68%71.05%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Detroit, MIChicago, ILUnited States
 Households254,1971,028,830116,211,000
 Family Households145,365564,53976,958,100
 Non Family Households108,832464,29039,253,000
 Household Size2.692.582.63
 Married Population26.79%37.26%50.58%
 Single Population73.21%62.74%49.42%
 Now Married23.11%34.70%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.68%2.56%2.17%
 Never Married53.69%48.58%32.55%
 Widowed7.49%5.48%5.95%
 Divorced12.03%8.69%10.92%
 Married, w/children16.10%27.78%31.68%
 Married, no children20.84%31.16%41.44%
 Single, w/children39.00%24.64%16.94%
 Single, no children24.06%16.42%9.95%

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 COMMENTS
Comments about Detroit

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weather: Winter is too long and too cold. Not as bad as Wisconsin (Milwaukee is usually about 5 degrees colder) - by a few degrees, or Michigan (Ann Arbor or Dexter) but in the... (read more)

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