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Town of Atherton
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Decennial Census data
      1930-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 3,630 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 7,717 100.0%
    In households 7,318 94.8%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 3,001 82.7% White 7,513 97.4%
Foreign-born white 411 11.3%
Negro 75 2.1% Negro 76 1.0%
Other races 143 3.9% Other races 128 1.7%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 7,001 90.7%
    Foreign born 716 9.3%
  
SEX SEX
Male 1,863 51.3% Male 3,918 50.8%
Female 1,767 48.7% Female 3,799 49.2%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 250 6.9% Under 5 years 469 6.1%
5 to 19 years 1,039 28.6% 5 to 19 years 2,545 33.0%
20 to 64 years 1,637 45.1% 20 to 64 years 4,043 52.4%
65 years and over 704 19.4% 65 years and over 660 8.6%
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 1,140 100.0% All housing units 2,217 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 1,008 88.4% All occupied units 2,083 94.0%
Owner occupied 837 83.0% Owner occupied 1,837 88.2%
Renter occupied 171 17.0% Renter occupied 246 11.8%
Vacant 106 9.3% Vacant 134 6.0%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 20,000+ X Median value dollars 35,000+ X
Median gross rent dollars 68 X Median gross rent dollars ... X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,857 X Families median income dollars 10,000+ X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 2,300 100.0% Population 25 years and over 4,377 100.0%
High school 4 years 670 29.1% High school 4 years 932 21.3%
College 4 years or more 505 22.0% College 4 years or more 1,661 37.9%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 1,396 100.0% Employed 2,691 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 284 20.3% Professional, technical, and kindred 686 25.5%
Farmers and farm managers 11 0.8% Farmers and farm managers 12 0.4%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 336 24.1% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 827 30.7%
Clerical and kindred 103 7.4% Clerical and kindred 214 8.0%
Sales 109 7.8% Sales 254 9.4%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 78 5.6% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 72 2.7%
Operatives and kindred 40 2.9% Operatives and kindred 28 1.0%
Private household workers 237 17.0% Private household workers 292 10.9%
Service workers, except private household 65 4.7% Service workers, except private household 89 3.3%
Farm laborers 18 1.3% Farm laborers and farm foremen 4 0.1%
Laborers, except farm and mine 94 6.7% Laborers, except farm and mine 126 4.7%
Occupation not reported 21 1.5% Occupation not reported 87 3.2%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 1,908
1930 Total population 1,242
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
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