Demographics

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  2015 Estimate 2010 Actual 2000
Population 97,125 93,653 89,143
Percent of increase from 2000 9% 5.06%  

 

Below figures are 2014 Estimates from the Census American Community Survey.

General Characteristics

  Number Percent U.S.
Total population 97,125 (2015 Estimate)    
Male 47,415 49.2 49.2
Female 48,955 50.8 50.8

 

Population by Age

  Number Percent U.S.
Median age 38.9   37.4
Under 5 years 5,850 6.1 6.4
5-19 years 19,480 20.4 19.9
20-44 years 29,088 30.6 33.9
45-64 years 25,939 27.2 26.4
65 years and better 14,809 15.5 13.8

 

Household Statistics

  Number   U.S.
Average household size 2.41   2.63
Average family size 2.96   3.23

 

Housing Statistics

  Number Percent U.S.
Total housing units 39,770    
Occupied housing units 37,720    
Owner-occupied units 27,400 72.6 64.4
Renter-occupied units 10,320 27.4 35.6

 

Educational Attainment

  Number Percent U.S.
Percent high school graduate or higher   91.9% 86.3%
Percent bachelor's degree or higher   27.8% 29.3%
Less than 9th grade 1,943 3.1% 5.8%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,205 5.1% 7.8%
High school graduate 22,649 35.8% 28.0%
Some college, no degree 12,203 19.3% 21.2%
Associate degree 5,647 8.9% 7.9%
Bachelor's degree 11,520 18.2% 18.3%
Graduate or professional degree 6,013 9.5% 11%

 

National Rankings

  Number
Most livable state (1 = best) 2nd
Healthiest state (1 = best) 16th
Safest state (1 = best) 10th

 

Economic Characteristics

  Number Percent U.S.
In labor force (age 16 and over) 52,375 69.8 63.9
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18.9   25.7
Median household income (dollars) 53,410   53,482
Median family income (dollars) 66,517   74,596
Per capita income (dollars) 27,621   28,555
Familes below poverty level   7.7 11.5
Individuals below poverty level   11.5 15.6

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