Any of about eight species (genus Centropomus) of tropical marine fishes that are long and silvery and have two dorsal fins, a long head, and a large mouth with a projecting lower jaw. They are found along the North and South American Atlantic and Pacific coasts, often in estuaries and among mangroves and sometimes in fresh water. They range from 1.5 to 5 ft (0.5–1.5 m) long and are valued for food and sport.
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There were 221 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,722, and the median income for a family was $37,656. Males had a median income of $31,528 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,965. About 14.7% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.