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    Demographics

    Population estimates, July 1, 2017,  (V2017)
    80,995
    Population estimates base, April 1, 2010,  (V2017)
    75,532
    Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base)
    to July 1, 2014
    7.2%
    Population, Census
    75,568
    Persons under 5 years, percent
    6.2
    Persons under 18 years, percent
    19.4
    Persons 65 years and over, percent
    14.4
    Female persons, percent
    53.1
    White alone, percent
    65
    Black or African American alone, percent
    28.4
    American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    0.4
    Asian alone, percent
    2.9
    Two or More Races
    2.2
    Hispanic or Latino
    4.0
    White alone, not Hispanic or Latino
    62.7
    Veterans, 2010-2014
    4,968
    Foreign born persons, percent, 2010-2014
    5.9

    Size

    • City: 50 square miles
    • MSA: 1,802 square miles

    Climate

    • Coldest period: end of January, early February, average temperature 35
    • Warmest period: last half of July, average temperature 76
    • Average annual precipitation: 38.27 inches
    • Average annual snowfall: 18.3 inches

    Government

    • Council-Manager form: seven council members, from which Council elects Mayor and Vice-mayor.

    Distance to Other Cities 

    The City of... Lies to the... At a distance of...
    Atlanta, GA South 470 miles
    Baltimore, MD Northeast 214 miles
    Chicago, IL Northwest 697 miles
    Greensboro, NC South 110 miles
    New York, NY Northeast 415 miles
    Norfolk, VA East 195 miles
    Pittsburgh, PA Northwest 323 miles
    Richmond, VA East 114 miles
    Roanoke, VA West 54 miles
    Washington, D.C. Northeast 180 miles