• As of the 2000 census, there were 23,682 people, 9,241 households, and 6,006 families residing in the city. The population density was 352.6/km sq (913.2/mi sq). There were 10,234 housing units at an average density of 152.4/km sq (394.6/mi sq). The racial makeup of the city was 89.73% Race (United States Census)White, 5.20% Race (United States Census)Black or Race (United States Census)African American, 0.72% Race (United States Census)Native American, 1.18% Race (United States Census)Asian, 0.03% Race (United States Census)Pacific Islander, 1.70% from Race (United States Census)other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 3.26% of the population were Race (United States Census)Hispanic or Race (United States Census)Latino of any race. There were 9,241 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were Marriagemarried couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. There are 418 unmarried partner households: 395 heterosexual, 13 same-sex male, and 10 same-sex female. (Note: Stigmatization of homosexuality may prevent same-sex couples from reporting themselves as such on the US Census, especially in more Social conservatismconservative areas.) 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95. In the city the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 16.6% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $30,772, and the median income for a family was $40,242. Males had a median income of $30,133 versus $19,906 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,315. About 10.9% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over. Source:

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