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

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 64,430 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 63,855 100.0%
In households 61,901 96.1% In households 53,452 83.7%
In group quarters 10,403 16.3%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 53,609 83.2% White 58,843 92.2%
Foreign-born white 4,495 7.0%
Negro 5,312 8.2% Negro 3,127 4.9%
Other races 1,014 1.6% Other races 333 0.5%
Indians 31 0.0% Indian 87 0.1%
Japanese 409 0.6% Japanese 457 0.7%
Chinese 267 0.4% Chinese 293 0.5%
Filipino 715 1.1%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 1,329 2.1% WHITE, SPANISH SURNAME 2,840 4.4%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 59,498 93.2%
    Foreign born 4,357 6.8%
  
SEX SEX
Male 31,977 49.6% Male 35,380 55.4%
Female 32,453 50.4% Female 28,475 44.6%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 8,435 13.1% Under 5 years 6,556 10.3%
5 to 17 years 10,246 15.9% 5 to 17 years 12,627 19.8%
18 to 64 years 41,384 64.2% 18 to 64 years 39,514 61.9%
65 years and over 4,365 6.8% 65 years and over 5,158 8.1%
Median age 28.7 X Median age 25.4 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 20,241 100.0%    
    Families 14,950 100.0%
    With own children under 18 8,339 55.8%
Persons per household 3.06 X Population per household 2.92 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 21,289 100.0% All housing units 19,219 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 20,334 95.5% All occupied units 18,332 95.4%
Owner occupied 7,960 39.1% Owner occupied 8,024 43.8%
Renter occupied 12,374 60.9% Renter occupied 10,308 56.2%
Vacant 955 4.5% Vacant 887 4.6%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 11,043 X Median value dollars 14,900 X
Median gross rent dollars 37 X Median gross rent dollars 75 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,828 X Families median income dollars 6,188 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 37,909 100.0% Population 25 years and over 32,294 100.0%
High school 4 years 12,610 34.0% High school 4 years 10,701 33.1%
College 4 years or more 2,800 7.5% College 4 years or more 2,441 7.6%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 29,524 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 14,108 47.8%
Railroad, subway or elevated 4 0.0%
Bus or streetcar 2,407 8.2%
Walked to work 3,298 11.2%
Other means 371 1.3%
Worked at home 7,328 24.8%
Not reported 2,008 6.8%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 21,917 100.0% Employed 17,985 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 2,285 10.4% Professional, technical, and kindred 1,902 10.6%
Farmers and farm managers 44 0.2% Farmers and farm managers 83 0.5%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 2,228 10.2% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 1,511 8.4%
Clerical and kindred 4,327 19.7% Clerical and kindred 3,983 22.1%
Sales 1,991 9.1% Sales 1,653 9.2%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 4,389 20.0% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 2,807 15.6%
Operatives and kindred 2,992 13.7% Operatives and kindred 2,161 12.0%
Private household workers 407 1.9% Private household workers 290 1.6%
Service workers, except private household 1,768 8.1% Service workers, except private household 1,263 7.0%
Farm laborers 91 0.4% Farm laborers and farm foremen 13 0.1%
Laborers, except farm and mine 1,119 5.5% Laborers, except farm and mine 882 4.9%
Occupation not reported 196 0.9% Occupation not reported 1,437 8.0%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
self-employed 1,320 7.3%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 63,855
1930 Total population 64,430
1920 Total population 36,256
1910 Total population 35,033
1900 Total population 28,806
1890 Total population 23,393
1880 Total population 16,464
1870 Total population 11,165
1860 Total population 5,708
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
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