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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Salem is 65% more densely populated than Portland.
People are 4.7% less likely to be married in Portland.
The Median Age is 1.0 years older in Salem.

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PEOPLE
 Salem, MAPortland, MEUnited States
 Population42,86966,881321,418,820
 Population - 201040,96466,138308,745,538
 Population - 200040,40764,249285,036,114
 Population - 199038,09164,358251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now12.54%3.92%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now6.09%4.10%12.76%
 Pop. Density5,1773,13991
 Land Area8213,531,905
 Water Area1048264,837
 Median Age37.136.137.4
 Female Population53.51%50.87%50.81%
 Male Population46.49%49.13%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Salem, MAPortland, MEUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.31%5.04%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.99%4.68%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.58%4.71%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.07%2.72%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.96%3.33%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.49%7.72%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3415.26%20.01%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.67%13.49%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5414.93%13.79%14.09%
 Age 55 to 597.49%6.97%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.17%5.33%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.20%5.74%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.43%4.08%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.45%2.38%1.85%
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 RACE
 Salem, MAPortland, MEUnited States
 White74.42%82.74%62.77%
 Black4.95%7.14%12.24%
 Asian2.17%3.68%4.95%
 Native American0.15%0.07%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.26%0.22%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.09%2.77%2.13%
 Hispanic15.96%3.38%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic84.04%96.62%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Salem, MAPortland, MEUnited States
 Households18,14830,107116,211,000
 Family Households9,71613,54676,958,100
 Non Family Households8,43216,56139,253,000
 Household Size2.232.142.63
 Married Population38.82%37.02%50.58%
 Single Population61.18%62.98%49.42%
 Now Married35.77%36.18%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.06%0.84%2.17%
 Never Married43.79%44.09%32.55%
 Widowed6.28%5.18%5.95%
 Divorced11.11%13.72%10.92%
 Married, w/children22.18%26.36%31.68%
 Married, no children39.11%42.92%41.44%
 Single, w/children23.78%20.22%16.94%
 Single, no children14.93%10.51%9.95%

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