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Decennial Census data
      1880-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 5,567 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 15,996 100.0%
    In households 15,490 96.8%
In group quarters 506 3.2%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 4,965 89.2% White 15,810 98.8%
Foreign-born white 518 9.3%
Negro 12 0.2% Negro 10 0.1%
Other races 72 1.3% Other races 19 0.1%
    Indian 7 0.0%
    Japanese 33 0.2%
    Chinese 89 0.6%
Filipino 28 0.2%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 14,862 92.9%
    Foreign born 1,134 7.1%
  
SEX SEX
Male 2,661 47.8% Male 7,702 48.1%
Female 2,906 52.2% Female 8,294 51.9%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 384 6.9% Under 5 years 1,937 12.1%
5 to 19 years 1,785 32.1% 5 to 17 years 4,409 27.6%
20 to 64 years 2,761 49.6% 18 to 64 years 8,914 55.7%
65 years and over 637 11.4% 65 years and over 736 4.6%
    Median age 28.9 X
  
  HOUSEHOLDS
       
    Families 4,067 100.0%
    With own children under 18 2,786 68.5%
    Population per household 3.46 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 1,603 100.0% All housing units 4,736 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 1,528 95.3% All occupied units 4,475 94.5%
Owner occupied 1,239 81.1% Owner occupied 3,526 78.8%
Renter occupied 289 18.9% Renter occupied 949 21.2%
Vacant 71 4.4% Vacant 261 5.5%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 12,986 X Median value dollars 20,600 X
Median gross rent dollars 67 X Median gross rent dollars 125 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 4,212 X Families median income dollars 8,682 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 3,565 100.0% Population 25 years and over 8,681 100.0%
High school 4 years 1,220 34.2% High school 4 years 3,014 34.7%
College 4 years or more 570 16.0% College 4 years or more 1,581 18.2%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 6,071 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 4,611 76.0%
Railroad, subway or elevated 490 8.1%
Bus or streetcar 269 4.4%
Walked to work 298 4.9%
Other means 112 1.8%
Worked at home 135 2.2%
Not reported 156 2.6%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 2,196 100.0% Employed 6,177 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 419 19.1% Professional, technical, and kindred 1,339 21.7%
Farmers and farm managers 9 0.4% Farmers and farm managers 0 0.0%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 330 15.0% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 819 13.3%
Clerical and kindred 291 13.3% Clerical and kindred 1,126 18.2%
Sales 236 10.7% Sales 627 10.2%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 355 16.2% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 986 16.0%
Operatives and kindred 138 6.3% Operatives and kindred 477 7.7%
Private household workers 33 1.5% Private household workers 49 0.8%
Service workers, except private household 253 11.5% Service workers, except private household 421 6.8%
Farm laborers 12 0.5% Farm laborers and farm foremen 4 0.1%
Laborers, except farm and mine 62 2.8% Laborers, except farm and mine 150 2.4%
Occupation not reported 58 2.6% Occupation not reported 179 2.9%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 478 7.7%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 1,229
1930 Total population 984
1880 Total population 202
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
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