According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 79.8 km² (30.8 mi²). 70.8 km² (27.3 mi²) of it is land and 9.0 km² (3.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 11.23% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 139,357 people, 59,673 households, and 34,490 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,968.0/km² (5,097.2/mi²). There are 68,426 housing units at an average density of 966.3/km² (2,502.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 78.35% White, 12.09% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.98% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.95% from other races, and 3.27% from two or more races. 22.53% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 59,673 households out of which 24.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% are married couples living together, 11.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% are non-families. 34.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 3.00.
In the city the population is spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $36,714, and the median income for a family is $44,849. Males have a median income of $33,102 versus $27,237 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,097. 13.2% of the population and 9.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.1% are under the age of 18 and 11.8% are 65 or older.