is an independent city
located within the confines of Henry County
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 15,416. It is the county seat
of Henry County6
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 28.5 km²
). 28.4 km² (11.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.45% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 15,416 people, 6,498 households, and 4,022 families residing in the city. The population density
is 543.1/km² (1,407.1/mi²). There are 7,249 housing units at an average density of 255.4/km² (661.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 55.38% White, 42.55% African American
, 0.10% Native American
, 0.47% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 2.32% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 6,498 households out of which 26.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% are married couples living together, 19.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% are non-families. 34.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.89.
In the city the population is spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $27,441, and the median income for a family is $35,321. Males have a median income of $28,530 versus $21,367 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,251. 19.2% of the population and 14.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.6% are under the age of 18 and 16.9% are 65 or older.