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Demographics
Total population 124,662 Population Estimates, 2019 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2015-2019
White non-Hispanic100,791 82.7%
Of Color21,098 17.3%
American Indian1,349 1.1%
Asian4,146 3.4%
Black8,508 7.0%
Hispanic (any race)3,612 3.0%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more races3,329 2.7%
Population by age American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Under 58,212 6.7%
5 to 1716,221 13.3%
18 to 6482,947 68.1%
65+14,509 11.9%
Median age31.0 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Female59,901 49.1%
Male61,988 50.9%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)13,857 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)5,060 36.5%
Economy
Median household income$55,551 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Population for whom poverty status is determined117,480 American Community Survey, 2015-2019 [2]
In poverty15,526 13.2% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)1,555 19.1%
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)1,545 9.6%
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)11,378 14.3%
65+ (percent of people age 65+)1,048 7.6%
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population120,563 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals with one or more disabilities12,041 10.0%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)106,706 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals without health insurance7,790 7.3%
Housing
Cost burdened households15,667 29.1% American Community Survey, 2015-2019 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)3,165 13.3%
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)12,502 41.6%
Homeownership, number and rate23,820 43.6% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
White non-Hispanic22,683 48.4%
Of Colorsuppressed
Vacant housing units5,091 8.5% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Immigration
Foreign born10,989 9.0% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Speaks language other than English10,426 9.2% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)4,600 6.6% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 81.6% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Total adult population (age 25+)76,031
Less than high school4,360 5.7%
High school or equivalent15,882 20.9%
Some college or associate's degree25,398 33.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher30,391 40.0%

"Suppressed" indicates that data are unavailable, an estimate is unreliable, or data are suppressed because too few cases were recorded in the time period.

[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] The American Community Survey uses a subset of the population for whom household income is known to calculate poverty figures. Any individual whose poverty status or income is unknown is excluded from poverty tabulations. For this reason, the population for whom poverty status is determined is slightly smaller than the total population. See more information here: https://www.census.gov/topics/income-poverty/poverty/guidance/poverty-measures.html.

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

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