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Decennial Census data
      1880-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010         More Census Bureau data here
                 
  Census 2000   Census 2010   2006-2010 ACS*
TOTAL POPULATION 1,191 100.0%   1,792 100.0%   1,527 100.0%
In households 1,142 95.9%   1,763 98.4%      
In group quarters 49 4.1%   29 1.6%      
 
RACE
White 576 48.4%   620 34.6%      
Black or African American 17 1.4%   59 3.3%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 0 0.0%   7 0.4%      
Asian 282 23.7%   619 34.5%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 3 0.3%   9 0.5%      
Some other race 232 19.5%   366 20.4%      
Two or more races 81 6.8%   112 6.3%      
 
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 523 43.9%   708 39.5%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 668 56.1%   1,084 60.5%      
White 330 27.7%   360 20.1%      
Black or African American 11 0.9%   46 2.6%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 0 0.0%   2 0.1%      
Asian 290 23.6%   597 33.3%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 3 0.3%   8 0.4%      
Some other race 1 0.1%   15 0.8%      
Two or more races 43 3.6%   56 3.1%      
 
SEX
Male 556 46.7%   862 48.1%      
Female 635 53.3%   930 51.9%      
         
AGE
Under 5 years 62 5.2%   108 6.0%      
5 to 17 years 232 19.5%   282 15.7%      
18 to 64 years 712 59.8%   1,198 66.9%      
65 years and over 185 15.5%   204 11.4%      
Median age 36.9 X   36.4 X      
 
HOUSEHOLDS
Total households 329 100.0%   564 100.0%      
Family households 245 74.5%   423 75.0%      
Families with children under 18 119 36.2%   185 32.8%      
Average household size 3.47 X   3.13 X      
Average family size 3.92 X   3.45 X      
 
HOUSING OCCUPANCY
Total housing units 342 100.0%   586 100.0%   491 100.0%
Occupied housing units 329 96.2%   564 96.2%   470 95.7%
Owner-occupied housing units 171 52.0%   224 39.7%   252 53.6%
Renter-occupied housing units 158 48.0%   340 60.3%   218 46.4%
Vacant housing units 13 3.8%   22 3.8%   21 4.3%
1 unit, detached housing 212 60.1%   227 46.2%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 312,000 X         627,700 X
Median gross rent (dollars) 1,003 X         1,572 X
 
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS
Native 644 55.3%         808 52.9%
Foreign born 521 44.7%         719 47.1%
Naturalized citizen 230 19.7%         387 25.3%
Not a citizen 291 25.0%         332 21.7%
 
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999
Median household income (dollars) 58,750 X         83,750 X
Median family income (dollars) 60,556 X         96,719 X
Per capita income (dollars) 20,240 X         29,792 X
Individuals in poverty 58 5.2%         42 2.8%
 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 and over 770 100.0%         974 100.0%
High school graduate 240 31.2%           18.7%
Bachelor's degree 78 10.1%           25.4%
Graduate or professional degree 25 3.2%           7.4%
 
COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 24.2 X         26.2 X
 
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER
Total 501 100.0%         976 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 406 81.0%         619 63.4%
Drove alone 300 59.9%         397 40.7%
Carpooled 106 21.2%         222 22.7%
Public transportation 54 10.8%         264 27.0%
Bus or trolley bus 26 5.2%         70 7.2%
Streetcar or trolley car 0 0.0%         2 0.2%
Subway or elevated 25 5.0%         158 16.2%
Railroad 3 0.6%         20 2.0%
Ferryboat 0 0.0%         14 1.4%
Taxicab 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Motorcycle 3 0.6%         14 1.4%
Bicycle 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Walked 22 4.4%         41 4.2%
Other means 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Worked at home 16 3.2%         38 3.9%
   
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION  
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 517 100.0%         998 100.0%
Management, professional and related 97 18.8%         403 40.4%
Service 96 18.6%         161 16.1%
Sales and office 179 34.6%         274 27.5%
Farming, fishing & forestry 3 0.6%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 54 10.4%         88 8.8%
Production, transportation, and material moving 88 17.0%         72 7.2%
 
CLASS OF WORKER            
Self-employed workers 25 4.8%         19 1.9%
 
 
                Source: Census 2000 SF1, SF3, DP1-DP4, Census 2010 DP-1, American Community Survey 2006-2010
 
                      * Go to tables in American Factfinder to view information on methodology and margins of error
 

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