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    Population

    • Population (2010 Census): 602,095
    • Percent of persons under 18 years: 23.2%
    • Percent of persons over 65 years: 18.3%
    • Percent of population living in poverty: 16.4%

    Education

    • Adults 25+ High School Degree or higher: 82.1%
    • Adults 25+ Bachelor’s Degree or higher: 18.0%

    Employment

    • Unemployment rate (annual): 11.6%
    • Size of labor force (annual): 274,561

    Income

    • Median household income: $44,398
    • Per capita income: $21,952

    Distribution of Race

    • White: 80.4%
    • Black: 15.3%
    • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
    • Asian: 1.8%
    • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
    • Persons reporting two or more races: 1.8%
    • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 18.1%
    • White not Hispanic: 64.1%

    Statistics on this website are taken directly from the 2010 Census and 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics websites.


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