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In the 2000s, the city became known for being hit by two disastrous tornadoes, both occurring in the dark hours of the early morning. The first was in 2000 on February 14, the second was in 2003 on March 20.
Camilla is located at 31°13'49" North, 84°12'33" West (31.230243, -84.209102)1.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,669 people, 1,994 households, and 1,405 families residing in the city. The population density is 358.8/km² (929.4/mi²). There are 2,128 housing units at an average density of 134.7/km² (348.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 32.30% White, 65.23% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.25% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 2.20% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,994 households out of which 34.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.5% are married couples living together, 33.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% are non-families. 26.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.76 and the average family size is 3.32.
In the city the population is spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 81.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 73.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $22,485, and the median income for a family is $24,232. Males have a median income of $23,581 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,117. 37.7% of the population and 34.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 54.9% of those under the age of 18 and 20.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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