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Demographics
Total population 7,734 Population Estimates, 2019 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2015-2019
White non-Hispanic6,685 ±121 85.7% ±1.5%
Of Color1,117 ±126 14.3% ±1.6%
American Indian229 ±62 2.9% ±0.8%
Asiansuppressed
Black101 ±50 1.3% ±0.6%
Hispanic (any race)368 ±83 4.7% ±1.1%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more races359 ±100 4.6% ±1.3%
Population by age American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Under 5395 ±85 5.1% ±1.1%
5 to 171,062 ±152 13.6% ±1.9%
18 to 645,184 ±170 66.4% ±2.1%
65+1,161 ±119 14.9% ±1.5%
Median age30.0 ±1.5 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Female3,556 ±125 45.6% ±1.6%
Male4,246 ±121 54.4% ±1.6%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)1,093 ±116 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)396 ±100 36.2% ±7.4%
Economy
Median household income$45,150 ±$7,224 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Population for whom poverty status is determined6,759 ±165 American Community Survey, 2015-2019 [2]
In poverty1,081 ±263 16.0% ±3.9% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)suppressed
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)108 ±64 10.2% ±5.8%
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)802 ±171 19.0% ±3.8%
65+ (percent of people age 65+)102 ±57 9.3% ±5.0%
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population7,694 ±53 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals with one or more disabilities972 ±169 12.6% ±2.2%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)6,601 ±220 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals without health insurance302 ±99 4.6% ±1.5%
Housing
Cost burdened households835 ±172 26.8% ±5.1% American Community Survey, 2015-2019 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)184 ±76 11.0% ±4.5%
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)651 ±155 45.1% ±8.7%
Homeownership, number and rate1,687 ±130 51.5% ±3.0% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
White non-Hispanic1,619 ±125 55.4% ±3.3%
Of Colorsuppressed
Vacant housing units360 ±137 9.9% ±3.7% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Immigration
Foreign born105 ±68 1.3% ±0.9% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Speaks language other than English280 ±120 3.8% ±1.6% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)421 ±133 11.0% ±3.4% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 71.3% ±3.6% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Total adult population (age 25+)4,488 ±140
Less than high school544 ±144 12.1% ±3.2%
High school or equivalent1,154 ±175 25.7% ±3.8%
Some college or associate's degree1,909 ±205 42.5% ±4.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher881 ±163 19.6% ±3.6%

"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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