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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Philadelphia is 2% less densely populated than Chicago.
People are 14.1% more likely to be married in Chicago.
The Median Age is 0.2 years older in Philadelphia.

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PEOPLE
 Philadelphia, PAChicago, ILUnited States
 Population1,567,4422,720,546321,418,820
 Population - 20101,504,9502,703,466308,745,538
 Population - 20001,517,5502,896,016285,036,114
 Population - 19901,585,5772,783,726251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now-1.14%-2.27%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now3.29%-6.06%12.76%
 Pop. Density11,68811,95091
 Land Area1342283,531,905
 Water Area96264,837
 Median Age33.633.437.4
 Female Population52.78%51.52%50.81%
 Male Population47.22%48.49%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Philadelphia, PAChicago, ILUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.89%6.84%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.95%6.07%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.84%5.94%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.64%3.62%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.27%4.26%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.13%6.63%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3417.19%19.14%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.24%14.08%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.56%12.41%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.85%5.58%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.18%4.70%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.51%5.93%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.88%3.32%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.87%1.46%1.85%
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 RACE
 Philadelphia, PAChicago, ILUnited States
 White36.20%32.17%62.77%
 Black41.76%31.45%12.24%
 Asian6.63%5.69%4.95%
 Native American0.20%0.13%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.02%0.02%0.16%
 Other0.31%0.16%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.85%1.45%2.13%
 Hispanic13.03%28.95%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic86.97%71.05%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Philadelphia, PAChicago, ILUnited States
 Households580,2971,028,830116,211,000
 Family Households308,324564,53976,958,100
 Non Family Households271,973464,29039,253,000
 Household Size2.582.582.63
 Married Population32.66%37.26%50.58%
 Single Population67.34%62.74%49.42%
 Now Married29.22%34.70%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.45%2.56%2.17%
 Never Married51.64%48.58%32.55%
 Widowed6.68%5.48%5.95%
 Divorced9.02%8.69%10.92%
 Married, w/children21.28%27.78%31.68%
 Married, no children30.04%31.16%41.44%
 Single, w/children29.69%24.64%16.94%
 Single, no children19.00%16.42%9.95%

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