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Decennial Census data
      1970-1990  |   2000-2010         More Census Bureau data here
                 
  Census 2000   Census 2010   2006-2010 ACS*
TOTAL POPULATION 29,506 100.0%   28,155 100.0%   27,894 100.0%
In households 29,317 99.4%   28,001 99.5%      
In group quarters 189 0.6%   154 0.5%      
           
RACE          
White 7,962 27.0%   8,104 28.8%      
Black or African American 6,796 23.0%   4,704 16.7%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 246 0.8%   120 0.4%      
Asian 657 2.2%   1,057 3.8%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,252 7.6%   2,118 7.5%      
Some other race 10,248 34.7%   10,694 38.0%      
Two or more races 1,345 4.6%   1,358 4.8%      
           
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE          
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 17,346 58.8%   18,147 64.5%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 12,160 41.2%   10,008 35.5%      
White 1,930 6.5%   1,754 6.2%      
Black or African American 6,641 22.5%   4,458 15.8%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 66 0.2%   30 0.1%      
Asian 621 2.1%   1,025 3.6%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,223 7.5%   2,083 7.4%      
Some other race 67 0.2%   49 0.2%      
Two or more races 612 2.1%   609 2.2%      
           
SEX          
Male 15,198 51.5%   14,268 50.7%      
Female 14,308 48.5%   13,887 49.3%      
           
AGE          
Under 5 years 2,943 10.0%   2,616 9.3%      
5 to 17 years 7,376 25.0%   6,360 22.6%      
18 to 64 years 17,668 59.9%   17,504 62.2%      
65 years and over 1,519 5.1%   1,675 5.9%      
Median age 25.8 X   28.1 X      
           
HOUSEHOLDS          
Total households 6,976 100.0%   6,940 100.0%      
Family households 5,275 75.6%   5,279 76.1%      
Families with children under 18 3,300 47.3%   3,144 45.3%      
Average household size 4.20 X   4.03 X      
Average family size 4.64 X   4.38 X      
           
HOUSING OCCUPANCY          
Total housing units 7,091 100.0%   7,819 100.0%   8,413 100.0%
Occupied housing units 6,976 98.4%   6,940 88.8%   7,408 88.1%
Owner-occupied housing units 3,033 43.5%   2,971 42.8%   3,423 46.2%
Renter-occupied housing units 3,943 56.5%   3,969 57.2%   3,985 53.8%
Vacant housing units 115 1.6%   879 11.2%   1,005 11.9%
1 unit, detached housing 3,602 51.0%   4,531 53.9%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 302,000 X         525,600 X
Median gross rent (dollars) 854 X         1,154 X
       
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS      
Native 16,546 56.2%         16,398 58.8%
Foreign born 12,904 43.8%         11,496 41.2%
Naturalized citizen 2,856 9.7%         2,770 9.9%
Not a citizen 10,048 34.1%         8,726 31.3%
       
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999        
Median household income (dollars) 45,006 X         48,734 X
Median family income (dollars) 44,342 X         49,711 X
Per capita income (dollars) 13,774 X         17,942 X
Individuals in poverty 4,658 16.2%         4,562 16.6%
       
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT      
Population 25 and over 15,170 100.0%         15,616 100.0%
High school graduate 2,733 18.0%           26.9%
Bachelor's degree 1,069 7.0%           9.4%
Graduate or professional degree 545 3.6%           6.6%
       
COMMUTING TO WORK      
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.9 X         20.2 X
       
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER      
Total 11,014 100.0%         12,213 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 9,633 87.5%         10,194 83.5%
Drove alone 7,053 64.0%         8,629 70.7%
Carpooled 2,580 23.4%         1,565 12.8%
Public transportation (Census 2000 includes taxicabs, ACS excludes them) 688 6.2%         635 5.2%
Bus or trolley bus 598 5.4%         577 4.7%
Streetcar or trolley car 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Subway or elevated 13 0.1%         9 0.1%
Railroad 72 0.7%         49 0.4%
Ferryboat 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Taxicab 5 0.0%         0 0.0%
Motorcycle 25 0.2%         131 1.1%
Bicycle 193 1.8%         398 3.3%
Walked 171 1.6%         387 3.2%
Other means 85 0.8%         165 1.4%
Worked at home 219 2.0%         303 2.5%
         
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION        
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 11,349 100.0%         12,473 100.0%
Management, professional and related 2,062 18.2%         2,330 18.7%
Service 3,626 31.9%         5,051 40.5%
Sales and office 2,632 23.2%         2,452 19.7%
Farming, fishing & forestry 29 0.3%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 1,350 11.9%         1,230 9.9%
Production, transportation, and material moving 1,650 14.5%         1,410 11.3%
       
CLASS OF WORKER          
Self-employed workers 866 7.6%         1,229 9.9%
 
 
                Source: Census 2000 SF1, SF3, DP1-DP4, CTPP, 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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