As of the
of 2000, there were 9,237 people, 3,539
households, and 2,268 families residing in the city. The
population density was 1,278.3
people per square mile (493.3/kmē). There were 4,000 housing units
at an average density of 553.6 per square mile (213.6/kmē). The
racial makeup of the city was 56.33%
African American, 0.41%
Native American, 0.71%
Pacific Islander, 14.18% from
other races, and 1.78% from two or
Latino of any race were 31.08% of
There were 3,539 households out of which 31.5%
had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were
married couples living together,
15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9%
were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of
individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of
age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average
family size was 3.21.
In the city the population was spread out with
27.2% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44,
20.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3
males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city
was $26,704, and the median income for a family was $34,543. Males
had a median income of $30,423 versus $20,460 for females. The
per capita income for the city was
$13,993. About 17.3% of families and 22.2% of the population were
poverty line, including 22.3% of
those under age 18 and 21.7% of those age 65 or over.