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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Portland is 10% more densely populated than Boulder.
People are 20.4% less likely to be married in Boulder.
The Median Age is 8.1 years older in Portland.

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PEOPLE
 Portland, ORBoulder, COUnited States
 Population632,309107,349321,418,820
 Population - 2010566,68697,050308,745,538
 Population - 2000529,12194,673285,036,114
 Population - 1990437,31983,312251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now44.59%28.85%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now19.50%13.39%12.76%
 Pop. Density4,7384,32091
 Land Area133253,531,905
 Water Area121264,837
 Median Age36.428.337.4
 Female Population50.64%48.56%50.81%
 Male Population49.36%51.44%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Portland, ORBoulder, COUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.88%3.95%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.43%4.01%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.65%3.70%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.83%2.13%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.35%14.44%4.35%
 Age 21 to 245.73%15.48%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3419.50%15.92%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4416.54%11.32%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.00%10.32%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.36%4.95%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.78%4.09%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.19%5.37%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.01%2.54%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.77%1.79%1.85%
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 RACE
 Portland, ORBoulder, COUnited States
 White71.79%82.66%62.77%
 Black5.92%0.90%12.24%
 Asian7.45%4.67%4.95%
 Native American0.61%0.11%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.51%0.03%0.16%
 Other0.22%0.14%0.20%
 Two or More Races3.87%2.59%2.13%
 Hispanic9.64%8.89%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic90.36%91.11%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Portland, ORBoulder, COUnited States
 Households252,18541,687116,211,000
 Family Households129,68417,71776,958,100
 Non Family Households122,50123,97039,253,000
 Household Size2.332.232.63
 Married Population42.62%33.93%50.58%
 Single Population57.38%66.07%49.42%
 Now Married40.84%33.09%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.78%0.84%2.17%
 Never Married40.30%55.25%32.55%
 Widowed4.37%2.88%5.95%
 Divorced12.72%7.94%10.92%
 Married, w/children31.75%33.78%31.68%
 Married, no children41.53%45.60%41.44%
 Single, w/children16.31%12.15%16.94%
 Single, no children10.41%8.47%9.95%

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 COMMENTS
Comments about Portland

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Comments about Boulder

re: Boulder has NO MANNERS!!! - 3/3/2011: I definitely catch your drift about the self-absorbed stuff, but isn't all of liberal America pretty much that way. I think Boulderites are for the most part very nice... (read more)

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