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Banning is a city located in Riverside County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 23,562. It is situated in the San Gorgonio Pass , also known as Banning Pass. It is named for its founder, Phineas Banning, stagecoach line owner and the "Father of the Port of Los Angeles."
The area has traditionally been inhabited by the Cahuilla people. In 1824 it became part of the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, and then the Rancho San Gorgonio . The first Yankee to settle in the area was Dr. Isaac Smith in 1853. In 1863 a smallpox epidemic further decimated the Cahuilla. The government created Indian reservations for the Cahuilla in 1877.
Banning is located at 33°55'54" North, 116°53'51" West (33.931729, -116.897557).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 23,562 people, 8,923 households, and 6,237 families residing in the city. The population density is 394.7/km² (1,022.0/mi²). There are 9,761 housing units at an average density of 163.5/km² (423.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 64.19% White, 8.55% Black or African American, 2.52% Native American, 5.38% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 14.88% from other races, and 4.36% from two or more races. 30.21% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 8,923 households out of which 26.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% are married couples living together, 12.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% are non-families. 25.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.11.
In the city the population is spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 26.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $32,076, and the median income for a family is $38,995. Males have a median income of $31,300 versus $20,794 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,231. 19.9% of the population and 14.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.8% of those under the age of 18 and 6.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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