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Decennial Census data
      1890-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010
1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 113,805 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 111,268 100.0%
In households 102,399 90.0% In households 101,946 91.6%
In group quarters 9,322 8.4%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 85,692 75.3% White 82,081 73.8%
Foreign-born white 10,576 9.3%
Negro 13,289 11.7% Negro 21,850 19.6%
Other races 4,248 3.7% Other races 441 0.4%
Indians 35 0.0% Indian 71 0.1%
Japanese 2,147 1.9% Japanese 3,665 3.3%
Chinese 1,689 1.5% Chinese 2,678 2.4%
Filipino 482 0.4%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 2,592 2.3% WHITE, SPANISH SURNAME 3,759 3.4%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 99,533 89.5%
    Foreign born 11,735 10.5%
  
SEX SEX
Male 55,146 48.5% Male 53,094 47.7%
Female 58,659 51.5% Female 58,174 52.3%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 9,136 8.0% Under 5 years 9,087 8.2%
5 to 17 years 14,149 12.4% 5 to 17 years 18,626 16.7%
18 to 64 years 79,665 70.0% 18 to 64 years 70,067 63.0%
65 years and over 10,855 9.5% 65 years and over 13,488 12.1%
Median age 31.4 X Median age 30.2 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 36,476 100.0%    
    Families 26,761 100.0%
    With own children under 18 12,247 45.8%
Persons per household 2.81 X Population per household 2.57 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 37,460 100.0% All housing units 41,568 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 36,527 97.5% All occupied units 39,686 95.5%
Owner occupied 17,400 47.6% Owner occupied 17,477 44.0%
Renter occupied 19,127 52.4% Renter occupied 22,209 56.0%
Vacant 933 2.5% Vacant 1,882 4.5%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 12,290 X Median value dollars 16,600 X
Median gross rent dollars 47 X Median gross rent dollars 81 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 4,084 X Families median income dollars 6,576 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 71,560 100.0% Population 25 years and over 64,674 100.0%
High school 4 years 17,895 25.0% High school 4 years 13,222 20.4%
College 4 years or more 17,725 24.8% College 4 years or more 19,693 30.4%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 46,105 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 28,007 60.7%
Railroad, subway or elevated 28 0.1%
Bus or streetcar 6,045 13.1%
Walked to work 6,184 13.4%
Other means 977 2.1%
Worked at home 1,775 3.8%
Not reported 3,089 6.7%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 47,145 100.0% Employed 47,013 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 11,231 23.8% Professional, technical, and kindred 13,168 28.0%
Farmers and farm managers 62 0.1% Farmers and farm managers 190 0.4%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 5,178 11.0% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 3,463 7.4%
Clerical and kindred 9,012 19.1% Clerical and kindred 9,208 19.6%
Sales 4,060 8.6% Sales 2,995 6.4%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 4,564 9.7% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 3,460 7.4%
Operatives and kindred 4,276 9.1% Operatives and kindred 3,710 7.9%
Private household workers 1,612 3.4% Private household workers 1,604 3.4%
Service workers, except private household 4,491 9.5% Service workers, except private household 4,121 8.8%
Farm laborers 69 0.1% Farm laborers and farm foremen 14 0.3%
Laborers, except farm and mine 2,246 4.8% Laborers, except farm and mine 1,785 3.8%
Occupation not reported 344 0.7% Occupation not reported 3,165 6.7%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 3,949 8.4%
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census

Decennial Census data
      1890-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010



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