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

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 7,284 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 6,070 100.0%
    In households 6,026 99.3%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 6,684 91.8% White 5,816 95.8%
Foreign-born white 367 5.0%
Negro 212 2.9% Negro 188 3.1%
Other races 30 0.4% Other races 66 1.1%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 5,771 95.1%
    Foreign born 299 4.9%
  
SEX SEX
Male 3,685 50.6% Male 2,991 49.3%
Female 3,599 49.4% Female 3,079 50.7%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 984 13.5% Under 5 years 590 9.7%
5 to 19 years 2,681 36.8% 5 to 19 years 1,739 28.6%
20 to 64 years 2,507 34.4% 20 to 64 years 3,195 52.6%
65 years and over 1,112 15.3% 65 years and over 546 9.0%
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 2,410 100.0% All housing units 2,095 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 2,251 93.4% All occupied units 1,955 93.3%
Owner occupied 1,081 48.0% Owner occupied 1,312 67.1%
Renter occupied 1,170 52.0% Renter occupied 643 32.9%
Vacant 151 6.3% Vacant 140 6.7%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 6,601 X Median value dollars 9,900 X
Median gross rent dollars 34 X Median gross rent dollars 65 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,477 X Families median income dollars 6,363 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 4,095 100.0% Population 25 years and over 3,434 100.0%
High school 4 years 970 23.7% High school 4 years 907 26.4%
College 4 years or more 175 4.3% College 4 years or more 117 3.4%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 2,470 100.0% Employed 2,139 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 185 7.5% Professional, technical, and kindred 156 7.3%
Farmers and farm managers 11 0.4% Farmers and farm managers 0 0.0%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 167 6.8% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 176 8.2%
Clerical and kindred 377 15.3% Clerical and kindred 448 20.9%
Sales 122 4.9% Sales 132 6.2%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 646 26.2% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 499 23.3%
Operatives and kindred 478 19.4% Operatives and kindred 352 16.5%
Private household workers 53 2.1% Private household workers 38 1.8%
Service workers, except private household 195 7.9% Service workers, except private household 187 8.7%
Farm laborers 8 0.3% Farm laborers and farm foremen 9 0.4%
Laborers, except farm and mine 194 7.9% Laborers, except farm and mine 108 5.0%
Occupation not reported 34 1.4% Occupation not reported 34 1.6%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 2,419
1930 Total population 2,913
1920 Total population 2,693
1910 Total population 2,360
1900 Total population 2,751
1890 Total population 2,361
1880 Total population 1,794
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

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