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Durham, North Carolina
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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Durham is 100% less densely populated than Portland.
People are 1.9% less likely to be married in Portland.
The Median Age is 3.7 years younger in Durham.

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PEOPLE
 Durham, NCPortland, ORUnited States
 Population257,636632,309321,418,820
 Population - 2010220,324566,686308,745,538
 Population - 2000187,035529,121285,036,114
 Population - 1990136,611437,319251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now88.59%44.59%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now37.75%19.50%12.76%
 Pop. Density2,3744,73891
 Land Area1091333,531,905
 Water Area112264,837
 Median Age32.736.437.4
 Female Population52.65%50.64%50.81%
 Male Population47.35%49.36%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Durham, NCPortland, ORUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.58%5.88%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.29%5.43%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.67%4.65%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.02%2.83%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.38%3.35%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.67%5.73%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3419.28%19.50%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4414.20%16.54%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.03%13.00%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.50%6.36%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.88%5.78%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.42%6.19%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.55%3.01%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.54%1.77%1.85%
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 RACE
 Durham, NCPortland, ORUnited States
 White38.28%71.79%62.77%
 Black39.89%5.92%12.24%
 Asian4.73%7.45%4.95%
 Native American0.34%0.61%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.05%0.51%0.16%
 Other0.26%0.22%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.51%3.87%2.13%
 Hispanic13.95%9.64%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic86.05%90.36%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Durham, NCPortland, ORUnited States
 Households98,318252,185116,211,000
 Family Households56,104129,68476,958,100
 Non Family Households42,214122,50139,253,000
 Household Size2.342.332.63
 Married Population43.43%42.62%50.58%
 Single Population56.57%57.38%49.42%
 Now Married40.74%40.84%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.69%1.78%2.17%
 Never Married41.78%40.30%32.55%
 Widowed4.52%4.37%5.95%
 Divorced10.28%12.72%10.92%
 Married, w/children28.59%31.75%31.68%
 Married, no children35.63%41.53%41.44%
 Single, w/children24.26%16.31%16.94%
 Single, no children11.52%10.41%9.95%

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