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Ypsilanti is a city located in Washtenaw County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 22,362. The city is named for the great Greek patriot, General Demetrius Ypsilanti, a hero in the Greek war for independence. Ypsilanti is a town on Old U.S. 12
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.7 km² (4.5 mi²). 11.4 km² (4.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.44% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 22,362 people, 8,551 households, and 3,377 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,962.3/km² (5,081.5/mi²). There are 9,215 housing units at an average density of 808.6/km² (2,094.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 61.40% White, 30.58% African American, 0.44% Native American, 3.18% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.32% from other races, and 3.01% from two or more races. 2.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 8,551 households out of which 19.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 23.0% are married couples living together, 13.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 60.5% are non-families. 40.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.15 and the average family size is 2.96.
In the city the population is spread out with 15.9% under the age of 18, 38.2% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 12.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $28,610, and the median income for a family is $40,793. Males have a median income of $30,328 versus $26,745 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,692. 25.8% of the population and 16.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 30.1% are under the age of 18 and 15.3% are 65 or older.