As of the census of 2000, there were 19,795 people, 7,333 households, and 5,265 families residing in the city. The population density was 839.9/km² (2,175.0/mi²). There were 7,772 housing units at an average density of 329.8/km² (854.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.93% White, 5.45% African American, 9.62% Asian, 1.22% Native American, 0.77% Pacific Islander, 2.42% from other races, and 5.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.61% of the population.
There were 7,333 households out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 13.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,641, and the median income for a family was $41,579. Males had a median income of $29,498 versus $21,633 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,830. About 8.1% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.