International development program. Initiated by the U.S. and joined by 22 Latin American countries in 1961, it aimed to strengthen democratic government and promote social and economic reforms in Latin America. The program, which provided loans and aid from the U.S. and the international financial community, built some schools and hospitals, but by the early 1970s it was widely viewed as a failure. Significant land reform was not achieved, population growth outstripped gains in health and welfare, and the U.S. willingness to support military dictators to prevent communism from gaining a foothold sowed distrust and undermined the reforms the Alliance was intended to promote.
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There were 4,386 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,641, and the median income for a family was $54,177. Males had a median income of $36,407 versus $31,002 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,533. About 6.9% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.