George Marshall was born in Uniontown.
As of the census of 2000, there are 12,422 people, 5,423 households, and 3,031 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,351.1/km² (6,098.9/mi²). There are 6,320 housing units at an average density of 1,196.2/km² (3,103.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 84.17% White, 13.57% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 5,423 households out of which 23.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% are married couples living together, 16.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.1% are non-families. 39.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.91.
In the city the population is spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $19,477, and the median income for a family is $28,523. Males have a median income of $26,758 versus $20,110 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,720. 26.4% of the population and 22.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 37.1% are under the age of 18 and 16.3% are 65 or older.