• As of the census of 2000, there were 14,597 people, 4,839 households, and 3,730 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,004.6/km sq (2,600.8/mi sq). There were 5,323 housing units at an average density of 366.3/km sq (948.4/mi sq). The racial makeup of the city was 69.86% White, 1.76% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 24.77% from Race (United States Census)other races, and 2.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 61.37% of the population. There were 4,839 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were Marriagemarried couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.44. In the city the population was spread out with 34.0% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $29,599, and the median income for a family was $33,387. Males had a median income of $26,488 versus $18,920 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,787. About 19.4% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over. Source:

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