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Social Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

 

Average household size

2.58

(X)

2.61

+/-0.07

 

Average family size

3.19

(X)

3.20

+/-0.12

 

Population 25 years and over

36,321

 

 

+/-303

 

High school graduate or higher

(X)

76.9

84.5%

(X)

 

Bachelor's degree or higher

(X)

11.8

27.4%

(X)

 

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

4,151

10.2

10.1%

+/-504

 

With a Disability

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

 

Foreign born

884

1.6

12.5%

+/-156

 

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

10,557

51.8

52.2%

+/-610

 

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

11,140

49.1

48.2%

+/-747

 

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

N

N

19.6%

N

 

Household population

53,588

 

 

+/-393

 

Group quarters population

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economic Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

 

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

25,019

59.1

65.2%

+/-897

 

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

26.7

(X)

25.3

+/-1.6

 

Median household income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars)

34,122

(X)

52,175

+/-2,732

 

Median family income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars)

48,000

(X)

63,211

+/-4,403

 

Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars)

18,998

(X)

27,466

+/-1,157

 

Families below poverty level

(X)

15

9.6%

(X)

 

Individuals below poverty level

(X)

19.2

13.2%

(X)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

 

Total housing units

24,707

 

 

+/-159

 

Occupied housing units

20,809

84.2

88.0%

+/-589

 

Owner-occupied housing units

14,676

70.5

67.1%

+/-587

 

Renter-occupied housing units

6,133

29.5

32.9%

+/-623

 

Vacant housing units

3,898

15.8

12.0%

+/-574

 

Owner-occupied homes

14,676

 

 

+/-587

 

Median value (dollars)

88,200

(X)

192,400

+/-3,189

 

Median of selected monthly owner costs

 

 

 

 

 

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,039

(X)

1,508

+/-53

 

Not mortgaged (dollars)

378

(X)

425

+/-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACS Demographic Estimates

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

 

Total population

54,049

 

 

*****

 

Male

25,764

47.7

49.3%

+/-129

 

Female

28,285

52.3

50.7%

+/-129

 

Median age (years)

38.9

(X)

36.7

/-0.7

 

Under 5 years

3,780

7.0

6.9%

+/-103

 

18 years and over

40,814

75.5

75.5%

*****

 

65 years and over

7,972

14.7

12.6%

+/-61

 

One race

53,651

99.3

97.8%

+/-163

 

White

33,738

62.4

74.3%

+/-133

 

Black or African American

16,537

30.6

12.3%

+/-152

 

American Indian and Alaska Native

1,750

3.2

0.8%

+/-84

 

Asian

50

0.1

4.4%

+/-41

 

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

0

0.0

0.1%

+/-165

 

Some other race

1,576

2.9

5.8%

+/-160

 

Two or more races

398

0.7

2.2%

+/-163

 

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

1,691

3.1

15.1%

*****

 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2008 American Community Survey

Explanation of Symbols:
'*****' - The estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
'N' - Data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
'(X)' - The value is not applicable or not available.

      

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