• As of the census of 2000, there were 49,663 people, 17,367 households, and 13,042 families residing in the city. The population density was 297.7/km sq (771.2/mi sq). There were 21,083 housing units at an average density of 126.4/km sq (327.4/mi sq). The city is growing fast. A 2004 census estimated the city population at 59,780. Furthermore, the greater St. George area has a current estimated population of around 115,000. Rapid growth is a major problem; the city of St. George alone grows at an average pace of 750 to 1,000 new residents each month. Many of these new residents are retirees who move here because of the mild winters. In September 2005, St. George was declared the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States. The racial makeup of the city was 92.27% White, 1.64% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.59% Pacific Islander, 2.87% from Race (United States Census)other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.72% of the population. St. George had just 120 African Americans in the 2000 Census. The metropolitan area was tied with five other cities in having 0.3% African Americans in 2003. There are 17,367 households, out of which 34.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were Marriagemarried couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years old or older. The average household size was 2.81 individuals and the average family size was 3.21. The city resident's ages are spread out, with 28.4% under the age of 18, 13.7% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $36,505, and the median income for a family was $41,788. Males had a median income of $31,106 versus $20,861 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,022. About 7.4% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over. Source:

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