As of the
of 2000, there were 7,202 people, 2,571
households, and 1,763 families residing in the city. The
population density was 1,412.8
people per square mile (545.2/kmē). There were 2,869 housing units
at an average density of 562.8 per square mile (217.2/kmē). The
racial makeup of the city was 62.95%
African American, 0.74%
Native American, 0.50%
Pacific Islander, 21.15% from
other races, and 2.17% from two or
Latino of any race were 46.13% of
There were 2,571
households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18
living with them, 47.0% were
married couples living together,
15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4%
were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of
individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of
age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average
family size was 3.35.
In the city the population was spread out with
29.7% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44,
18.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4
males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city
was $27,226, and the median income for a family was $34,663. Males
had a median income of $22,804 versus $18,217 for females. The
per capita income for the city was
$12,866. About 14.8% of families and 20.9% of the population were
poverty line, including 25.5% of
those under age 18 and 23.0% of those age 65 or over.