In the city, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 13....
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Cordova is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulfport, Mississippi. The city is bordered by Biloxi to the west, Pascagoula to the north, and Gautier to the east. The population of Cordova was 27,284 as of the 2010 census. Cordova is the principal city of the Cordova Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Jackson and Gulfport counties.
Cordova is located at 29°49′N 90°11′W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which is land and is water.
The climate in Cordova is tropical. As almost all of the city is within the Gulf of Mexico, the city experiences very warm, humid summers and mild to cool winters. The city averages more than 300 days of sunshine a year. The nearest state capital is Jackson, located to the northeast. The nearest major metropolitan area is the Gulfport-Biloxi metropolitan area, which is located to the northwest. The population of the two cities combined is more than 1.5 million.
As of the census of 2000, there were 22,297 people, 7,492 households, and 5,432 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,495.3 people per square mile (565.9/km²). There were 8,253 housing units at an average density of 607.7 per square mile (240.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.15% White, 32.10% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.50% of the population.
There were 7,492 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the city, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.