• As of the census of 2000, there were 7,843 people, 2,247 households, and 1,727 families residing in the city. The population density was 940.4/km sq (2,436.2/mi sq). There were 2,541 housing units at an average density of 304.7/km sq (789.3/mi sq). The racial makeup of the city was 29.05% White, 56.67% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 7.06% from Race (United States Census)other races, and 6.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.12% of the population. There were 2,247 households out of which 46.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.6% were Marriagemarried couples living together, 34.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.48 and the average family size was 3.95. In the city the population was spread out with 39.7% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $14,923, and the median income for a family was $18,777. Males had a median income of $23,622 versus $20,060 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,270. 43.3% of the population and 41.7% of families were below the poverty line. 57.1% of those under the age of 18 and 25.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. Source:

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