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