• As of the census of 2000, there were 18,928 people, 6,822 households, and 4,495 families residing in the city. The population density was 497.2/km sq (1,287.4/mi sq). There were 7,405 housing units at an average density of 194.5/km sq (503.6/mi sq). The racial makeup of the city was 90.24% Race (United States Census)White, 6.60% Race (United States Census)Black or Race (United States Census)African American, 0.31% Race (United States Census)Native American, 0.50% Race (United States Census)Asian, 0.02% Race (United States Census)Pacific Islander, 1.09% from Race (United States Census)other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 2.06% of the population were Race (United States Census)Hispanic or Race (United States Census)Latino of any race. There were 6,822 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were Marriagemarried couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.86. In the city the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 23.4% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $32,321, and the median income for a family was $41,334. Males had a median income of $32,445 versus $21,142 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,553. About 11.7% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over. Source:

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