As of the
of 2000, there were 6,078 people, 2,257
households, and 1,593 families residing in the city. The
population density was 523.7 people
per square mile (202.1/kmē). There were 2,601 housing units at an
average density of 224.1 per square mile (86.5/kmē). The racial
makeup of the city was 79.80%
African American, 0.82%
Native American, 0.58%
Pacific Islander, 1.58% from
other races, and 1.09% from two or
Latino of any race were 3.50% of
There were 2,257
households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18
living with them, 51.6% were
married couples living together,
15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4%
were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of
individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of
age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average
family size was 3.06.
In the city the population was spread out with
27.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44,
22.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.5
males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city
was $28,118, and the median income for a family was $32,278. Males
had a median income of $24,770 versus $23,271 for females. The
per capita income for the city was
$14,317. About 15.5% of families and 19.6% of the population were
poverty line, including 24.9% of
those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.