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Demographics
Total population 122,359 Population Estimates, 2017 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2013-2017
White non-Hispanic99,793 84.5%
Of Color18,306 15.5%
American Indian1,252 1.1%
Asian4,186 3.5%
Black6,411 5.4%
Hispanic (any race)3,354 2.8%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more races2,931 2.5%
Population by age American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Under 58,125 6.9%
5 to 1715,614 13.2%
18 to 6481,265 68.8%
65+13,095 11.1%
Median age30.3 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Female58,322 49.4%
Male59,777 50.6%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)12,498 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)4,526 36.2%
Economy
Median household income$50,561 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Population for whom poverty status is determined113,444 American Community Survey, 2013-2017 [2]
In poverty15,760 13.9% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)1,400 17.4%
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)1,751 11.4%
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)11,717 15.1%
65+ (percent of people age 65+)892 7.1%
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population116,873 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals with one or more disabilities12,138 10.4%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)104,375 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals without health insurance8,858 8.5%
Housing
Cost burdened households15,840 30.4% American Community Survey, 2013-2017 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)3,336 14.6%
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)12,504 42.7%
Homeownership, number and rate22,868 43.4% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
White non-Hispanic21,830 47.2%
Of Colorsuppressed
Vacant housing units3,968 7.0% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Immigration
Foreign born9,705 8.2% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Speaks language other than English10,323 9.4% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)4,355 6.5% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 80.7% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Total adult population (age 25+)71,940
Less than high school4,469 6.2%
High school or equivalent14,591 20.3%
Some college or associate's degree24,984 34.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher27,896 38.8%

[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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