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Demographics
Total population 120,762 Population Estimates, 2016 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2012-2016
White non-Hispanic99,120 85.5%
Of Color16,830 14.5%
American Indian1,263 1.1%
Asian3,866 3.3%
Black5,267 4.5%
Hispanic (any race)3,486 3.0%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more races2,870 2.5%
Population by age American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Under 57,837 6.8%
5 to 1715,257 13.2%
18 to 6480,199 69.2%
65+12,657 10.9%
Median age30.5 American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Female57,475 49.6%
Male58,475 50.4%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)12,097 American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)4,553 37.6%
Economy
Median household income$48,060 American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Population for whom poverty status is determined111,350 American Community Survey, 2012-2016 [2]
In poverty16,241 14.6% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)1,495 19.3%
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)1,891 12.6%
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)11,892 15.6%
65+ (percent of people age 65+)963 8.0%
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population114,782 American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Individuals with one or more disabilities12,156 10.6%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)102,685 American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Individuals without health insurance10,026 9.8%
Housing
Cost burdened households15,400 30.4% American Community Survey, 2012-2016 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)3,556 16.1%
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)11,844 41.5%
Homeownership, number and rate22,154 43.1% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
White non-Hispanic20,994 46.2%
Of Color1,160 19.5%
Vacant housing units3,610 6.6% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Immigration
Foreign born9,161 7.9% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Speaks language other than English10,193 9.4% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)4,546 7.0% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 79.5% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Total adult population (age 25+)70,513
Less than high school4,270 6.1%
High school or equivalent14,648 20.8%
Some college or associate's degree24,630 34.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher26,965 38.2%

[1] Note that the total population number and the sum of population breakdowns under Demographics in the city profiles may be different. The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size and is recommended to be used for population counts. This estimate, however, does not provide breakdowns by different population characteristics. For population breakdowns by race and ethnicity, age, and gender, the American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used instead.

[2]Poverty status is determined for all people except institutionalized people, people in military group quarters, people in college dormitories, and unrelated individuals under 15 years old. These groups are excluded from the numerator and denominator when calculating poverty rates.

[3] Households paying 30% or more of their gross income for housing are considered to be cost burdened.

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