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Decennial Census data
      1860-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 2,681,322 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 3,638,939 100.0%
    In households 3,516,290 96.6%
In group quarters 122,649 3.4%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 2,164,706 80.7% White 3,267,015 89.8%
Foreign-born white 293,021 10.9%
Negro 149,809 5.6% Negro 244,411 6.7%
Other races 73,786 2.8% Other races 5,958 0.2%
Indians 2,080 0.1% Indian 5,655 0.2%
Japanese 20,461 0.8% Japanese 35,793 1.0%
Chinese 36,018 1.3% Chinese 55,965 1.5%
Filipino 24,142 0.7%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 134,335 5.0%    
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 3,271,662 89.9%
    Foreign born 367,273 10.1%
  
SEX SEX
Male 1,353,147 50.5% Male 1,803,937 49.6%
Female 1,328,175 49.5% Female 1,835,002 50.4%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 277,217 10.3% Under 5 years 390,685 10.7%
5 to 17 years 425,333 15.9% 5 to 17 years 833,252 22.9%
18 to 64 years 1,759,458 65.6% 18 to 64 years 2,091,513 57.5%
65 years and over 219,314 8.2% 65 years and over 323,489 8.9%
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 838,472 100.0%    
    Families 920,009 100.0%
    With own children under 18 521,272 56.7%
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 879,810 100.0% All housing units 1,259,281 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 830,559 94.4% All occupied units 1,174,048 93.2%
Owner occupied 426,016 51.3% Owner occupied 674,777 57.5%
Renter occupied 404,543 48.8% Renter occupied 499,271 42.5%
Vacant 44,119 5.0% Vacant 85,233 6.8%
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 1,691,840 100.0% Population 25 years and over 2,099,216 100.0%
High school 4 years 469,735 27.8% High school 4 years 598,413 28.5%
College 4 years or more 158,490 9.4% College 4 years or more 254,434 12.1%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 1,397,515 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 927,927 66.4%
Railroad, subway or elevated 13,848 1.0%
Bus or streetcar 188,664 13.5%
Walked to work 102,471 7.3%
Other means 28,492 2.0%
Worked at home 62,556 4.5%
Not reported 73,557 5.3%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 1,016,123 100.0% Employed 1,373,960 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 118,099 11.6% Professional, technical, and kindred 202,958 14.8%
Farmers and farm managers 16,226 1.6% Farmers and farm managers 11,035 0.8%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 115,084 11.3% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 129,597 9.4%
Clerical and kindred 171,751 16.9% Clerical and kindred 249,278 18.1%
Sales 90,269 8.9% Sales 111,794 8.1%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 155,166 15.3% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 187,802 13.7%
Operatives and kindred 140,708 13.8% Operatives and kindred 176,143 12.8%
Private household workers 21,705 2.1% Private household workers 30,542 2.2%
Service workers, except private household 98,283 9.7% Service workers, except private household 120,500 8.8%
Farm laborers 17,822 1.8% Farm laborers and farm foremen 12,596 0.9%
Laborers, except farm and mine 60,903 6.0% Laborers, except farm and mine 60,419 4.4%
Occupation not reported 10,107 1.0% Occupation not reported 81,296 5.9%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 131,180 9.5%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 1,734,308
1930 Total population 1,578,009
1920 Total population 1,182,911
1910 Total population 925,708
1900 Total population 658,111
1890 Total population 547,618
1880 Total population 422,128
1870 Total population 265,808
1860 Total population 114,074
 
The Bay Area consists of nine counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. The Bay Area data shown are totals for the nine counties.
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

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