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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Milwaukee is 28% more densely populated than Detroit.
People are 18.6% less likely to be married in Detroit.
The Median Age is 4.3 years younger in Milwaukee.

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PEOPLE
 Milwaukee, WIDetroit, MIUnited States
 Population600,155677,116321,418,820
 Population - 2010589,697759,340308,745,538
 Population - 2000596,974951,270285,036,114
 Population - 1990628,0881,027,974251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now-4.45%-34.13%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now0.53%-28.82%12.76%
 Pop. Density6,2404,88091
 Land Area961393,531,905
 Water Area14264,837
 Median Age30.835.137.4
 Female Population51.87%52.61%50.81%
 Male Population48.13%47.39%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Milwaukee, WIDetroit, MIUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.99%7.05%6.36%
 Age 5 to 97.37%6.73%6.51%
 Age 10 to 147.09%7.17%6.59%
 Age 15 to 174.25%4.62%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.68%5.44%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.35%6.48%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3416.68%12.40%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.39%12.40%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.01%13.33%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.49%6.64%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.46%5.68%5.72%
 Age 65 to 744.82%6.61%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.03%3.75%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.40%1.71%1.85%
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 RACE
 Milwaukee, WIDetroit, MIUnited States
 White36.55%8.69%62.77%
 Black38.82%80.67%12.24%
 Asian3.68%1.21%4.95%
 Native American0.45%0.28%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.03%0.01%0.16%
 Other0.11%0.12%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.62%1.71%2.13%
 Hispanic17.74%7.32%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic82.26%92.68%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Milwaukee, WIDetroit, MIUnited States
 Households230,181254,197116,211,000
 Family Households129,516145,36576,958,100
 Non Family Households100,665108,83239,253,000
 Household Size2.532.692.63
 Married Population32.91%26.79%50.58%
 Single Population67.09%73.21%49.42%
 Now Married30.62%23.11%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.29%3.68%2.17%
 Never Married51.37%53.69%32.55%
 Widowed4.87%7.49%5.95%
 Divorced10.85%12.03%10.92%
 Married, w/children22.74%16.10%31.68%
 Married, no children26.90%20.84%41.44%
 Single, w/children36.32%39.00%16.94%
 Single, no children14.05%24.06%9.95%

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 COMMENTS
Comments about Milwaukee

A great place to live: Milwaukee is very diverse. Minorities are the majority. The politics under Dem rules and every cultral's celebration is honored. It snows here in the winter and it gets... (read more)

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Comments about Detroit

Feels like a ghost town...: When I first arrived in Detroit a few months ago, entering northbound from 75, I felt as if I was in some post apocalypse city. Driving through the streets was so... (read more)

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