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Victoria, Texas

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Victoria is a city located in Victoria County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 60,603. It is the county seat of Victoria CountyTemplate:GR. Victoria is home to Victoria College and the University of Houston-Victoria.

Geography

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Location of Victoria, Texas

Victoria is located at 28°49'1" North, 96°59'36" West (28.816866, -96.993462)Template:GR. It is one of the state's old, historic cities. The original colony founded in 1824 was named for the first president of Mexico, Don Guadalupe Victoria.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 85.8 km² (33.1 mi²). 85.4 km² (33.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.45% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 60,603 people, 22,129 households, and 15,755 families residing in the city. The population density is 709.7/km² (1,838.3/mi²). There are 24,192 housing units at an average density of 283.3/km² (733.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 71.18% White, 7.59% African American, 0.51% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 17.31% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. 42.92% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 22,129 households out of which 36.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% are married couples living together, 14.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% are non-families. 24.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.68 and the average family size is 3.21.

In the city the population is spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $36,829, and the median income for a family is $42,866. Males have a median income of $34,184 versus $21,161 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,009. 14.7% of the population and 12.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.4% of those under the age of 18 and 12.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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