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Decennial Census data
      1910-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 17,590 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 14,804 100.0%
In households 17,499 99.5% In households 14,753 99.7%
In group quarters 51 0.3%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 14,015 79.7% White 14,423 97.4%
Foreign-born white 1,574 8.9%
Negro 1,778 10.1% Negro 75 0.5%
Other races 223 1.3% Other races 20 0.1%
Indians 7 0.0% Indian 7 0.0%
Japanese 144 0.8% Japanese 148 1.0%
Chinese 47 0.3% Chinese 92 0.6%
Filipino 39 0.3%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 574 3.3% WHITE, SPANISH SURNAME  
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 13,182 89.0%
    Foreign born 1,622 11.0%
  
SEX SEX
Male 8,583 48.8% Male 7,064 47.7%
Female 9,007 51.2% Female 7,740 52.3%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 2,186 12.4% Under 5 years 1,582 10.7%
5 to 17 years 3,177 18.1% 5 to 17 years 2,574 17.4%
18 to 64 years 11,178 63.5% 18 to 64 years 9,026 61.0%
65 years and over 1,049 6.0% 65 years and over 1,622 11.0%
Median age 30.1 X Median age 34.4 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 5,480 100.0%    
    Families 4,470 100.0%
    With own children under 18 2,228 49.8%
Persons per household 3.19 X Population per household 2.81 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 5,563 100.0% All housing units 5,384 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 5,474 98.4% All occupied units 5,254 97.6%
Owner occupied 3,352 61.2% Owner occupied 3,378 64.3%
Renter occupied 2,122 38.8% Renter occupied 1,876 35.7%
Vacant 87 1.6% Vacant 130 2.4%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 11,106 X Median value dollars 14,400 X
Median gross rent dollars 36 X Median gross rent dollars 85 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 4,061 X Families median income dollars 6,812 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 10,500 100.0% Population 25 years and over 9,354 100.0%
High school 4 years 3,320 31.6% High school 4 years 2,718 29.1%
College 4 years or more 1,150 13.8% College 4 years or more 1,398 14.9%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 6,215 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 4,678 75.3%
Railroad, subway or elevated 4 0.1%
Bus or streetcar 711 11.4%
Walked to work 367 5.9%
Other means 152 2.4%
Worked at home 129 2.1%
Not reported 174 2.8%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 6,684 100.0% Employed 6,349 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 1,007 15.1% Professional, technical, and kindred 1,345 21.2%
Farmers and farm managers 4 0.1% Farmers and farm managers 8 0.1%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 689 10.3% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 516 8.1%
Clerical and kindred 1,338 20.0% Clerical and kindred 1,400 22.1%
Sales 618 9.2% Sales 447 7.0%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 1,197 17.9% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 929 14.6%
Operatives and kindred 906 13.6% Operatives and kindred 714 11.2%
Private household workers 131 2.0% Private household workers 98 1.5%
Service workers, except private household 437 6.5% Service workers, except private household 377 5.9%
Farm laborers 6 0.1% Farm laborers and farm foremen 0 0.0%
Laborers, except farm and mine 327 4.9% Laborers, except farm and mine 174 2.7%
Occupation not reported 24 0.4% Occupation not reported 341 5.4%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
self-employed 472 7.4%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 11,493
1930 Total population 8,569
1920 Total population 2,462
1910 Total population 808
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
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