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Downtown

Population

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

% change

x

7.6%

11.6

 

x

7.6%

size

2300

2474

2,761

 

2300

2474

2,761

% white

67.1%

56.1%

47.7

 

67.1%

56.1%

47.7

% black

10.6%

15.5%

15.2

 

10.6%

15.5%

15.2

% African American

 

% asian

2.2%

6.2%

5.8

 

2.2%

6.2%

5.8

% hispanic

31.3%

32.9%

27.5

 

31.3%

32.9%

27.5

Immigration

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

% foreign born

16.8%

35.2%

21.8

 

16.8%

32.5%

21.8

% immigrated in last 10 years

x

25.9%

9.7

 

x

25.9%

9.7

Linguistically Isolated Households

181

271

266

 

181

271

266

% Households linguistically isolated

20.5%

23.5%

24.5

 

20.5%

23.5%

24.5

School age linguistically isolated

43

91

224

 

43

91

224

Number of persons born in X

 

Top 5 Immigrant Groups

 

Housing

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

total units

1,202

1,256

1,511

 

1,202

1,256

1,511

% renter occupied (of all occupied)

93.9%

94.4%

89.3

 

93.9%

94.4%

89.3

% owner occupied

6.1%

1.2%

10.7

 

6.1%

1.2%

10.7

% Vacant

23.4%

9.6%

16.9

 

23.4%

9.6%

16.9

% housing built before 1960

80.6%

69.8%

81.2

 

80.6%

69.8%

81.2

% housing built after 1980

9.7%

20.1%

13.2

 

9.7%

20.1%

13.2

housing units: % single family homes

0.8%

2.0%

0.7

 

0.8%

2.0%

0.7

number single family

10

25

10

 

10

25

10

Income and Poverty

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

poverty rate: % people poor

29.2%

28.9%

35.2

 

29.2%

28.9%

35.2

median family income

$17,321

$30,909

32,939

 

$17,321

$30,909

32,939

median household income

31,033

 

31,033

% Households where housing costs are>30% of income

100%

41.4%

40.4

 

100%

41.4%

40.4

% Children poor

20.1%

15.2%

9.0

 

21.1%

15.2%

9.0

% Families Below 50% Metro Family Median Income

56.2%

50.2%

68.3

 

56.2%

50.2%

68.3

Est.2006 Median Family Income

x

$37,929

 

x

$37,929

2005 Median Family Income

x

$37,242

 

x

$37,242

2005 % Poor

x

 

x

Education

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

Population 25 years and over

1,558

1,709

1,391

 

1,558

1,709

1,391

% less than 9th grade

19.7%

13.0%

18.5

 

19.7%

13.0%

18.5

% 9th to 12th grade, no diploma

20.2%

16.3%

9.7

 

20.2%

16.3%

9.7

% high school graduate or higher

60.1%

70.7%

71.8

 

60.1%

70.7%

71.8

% Some college, no degree

15.9%

16.5%

8.4

 

15.9%

16.5%

8.4

% Associate degree

5.6%

5.6%

4.7

 

5.6%

5.6%

4.7

% bachelor's degree or higher

16.8%

21.4%

35.3

 

16.8%

21.4%

35.3

% Graduate or professional degree

6.8%

10.4%

17.3

 

6.8%

10.4%

17.3

Employment

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

Employment/population ratio

48.2%

50.3%

55.1

 

48.2%

50.3%

55.1

Unemployment rate

20.7%

7.4%

12.2

 

28.7%

7.4%

12.2

Occupation: Percent managerial/professional

x

32.3%

27.2

 

x

32.3%

27.2

Occupation: % prod., transport, material moving

x

21.6%

30.9

 

x

21.6%

30.9

Aging

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

% under 5 years

5.4

5.5

 

5.5

% 5-17 years

8.6

8.2

 

8.2

% 65 years and over

9.3

8.1

 

8.1

Family Structure

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

% single-parent family (w/ children under 18)

21.2

53.9

 

53.9

% married-couple family (w/ children under 18)

30.6

6.3

 

6.3

% female-headed family (w/ children under 18)

13.1

47.6

 

47.6

% all parents in family in labor force

 

NA

 

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