SOUTH CITY SECTOR PLAN: The Sector Inventory

DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES

SUMMARY OF
DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES

1990
2000

 

POPULATION

Total Number

17,719

18,516

Density
(persons per acre)

2.4

2.5

SEX

Male

46.2%

48.6%

Female

53.8%

51.4%

AGE

Under 5

6.7%

6.2%

5 - 19

17.6%

17.4%

20 - 34

27.8%

29.4%

35 - 44

13.4%

14.5%

45 - 64

17.9%

18.7%

65 & Over

16.6%

13.8%

RACE

White

95.2%

89.7%

Black

3.8%

6.7%

Other

1.0%

2.1%

Two or more races

NA

1.6%

Households

Total Number

7,728

8,268

Family

4,174

4,321

Married Couple

3,502

2,934

Single Parent

672

1,387

Non-Family

NA

3,947

Persons per Household

2.26

2.20

Housing

Total Number of Units

8,420

8,268

Owner-Occupied

4,480

4,400

Rental-Occupied

692

1,084

Vacant

8.2%

6.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

1990-2000

  • Between 1990 and 2000, this sector gained 119 people in the labor force (age group 20-64), but there were 386 fewer elderly people (age group 65 and over).
  • Blacks and other minorities gained 4% or 778 people in the last decade.
  • There was a continuous decrease in married couple households but an increase in single parent households. The change reflects a general decrease in persons per household size and brings a new demand for medium density residential housing.
  • Owner-occupied housing remained stable, but rental-occupied housing increased 56% due to demands for university student housing.
Vestal Home
Two workers photo



Population
Environmental Constraints