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Decennial Census data
      1920-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010         More Census Bureau data here
                 
  Census 2000   Census 2010   2006-2010 ACS*
TOTAL POPULATION 23,171 100.0%   23,549 100.0%   23,320 100.0%
In households 22,995 99.2%   23,456 99.6%      
In group quarters 176 0.8%   93 0.4%      
           
RACE          
White 13,391 57.8%   12,543 53.3%      
Black or African American 1,978 8.5%   1,819 7.7%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 116 0.5%   107 0.5%      
Asian 5,649 24.4%   6,439 27.3%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 59 0.3%   37 0.2%      
Some other race 708 3.1%   1,079 4.6%      
Two or more races 1,270 5.5%   1,525 6.5%      
           
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE          
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 1,838 7.9%   2,621 11.1%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 21,333 92.1%   20,928 88.9%      
White 12,474 53.8%   11,364 48.3%      
Black or African American 1,931 8.3%   1,773 7.5%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 70 0.3%   66 0.3%      
Asian 5,636 24.3%   6,389 27.1%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 57 0.2%   36 0.2%      
Some other race 120 0.5%   115 0.5%      
Two or more races 1,045 4.5%   1,185 5.0%      
           
SEX          
Male 10,956 47.3%   11,301 48.0%      
Female 12,215 52.7%   12,248 52.0%      
           
AGE          
Under 5 years 1,079 4.7%   1,330 5.6%      
5 to 17 years 2,613 11.8%   2,757 11.7%      
18 to 64 years 14,746 63.6%   15,235 64.7%      
65 years and over 4,733 20.4%   4,227 17.9%      
Median age 42.7 X   43.5 X      
           
HOUSEHOLDS          
Total households 10,208 100.0%   10,142 100.0%      
Family households 5,970 58.5%   6,166 60.8%      
Families with children under 18 2,114 20.7%   2,394 23.6%      
Average household size 2.25 X   2.31 X      
Average family size 2.81 X   2.84 X      
           
HOUSING OCCUPANCY          
Total housing units 10,462 100.0%   10,716 100.0%   10,335 100.0%
Occupied housing units 10,208 97.6%   10,142 94.6%   9,867 95.5%
Owner-occupied housing units 6,228 61.0%   6,145 60.6%   6,131 62.1%
Renter-occupied housing units 3,980 39.0%   3,997 39.4%   3,736 37.9%
Vacant housing units 254 2.4%   574 5.4%   468 4.5%
1 unit, detached housing 7,325 69.7%   7,214 69.8%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 291,300 X         605,300 X
Median gross rent (dollars) 907 X         1,330 X
       
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS      
Native 17,275 74.5%         15,982 68.5%
Foreign born 5,904 25.5%         7,338 31.5%
Naturalized citizen 3,061 13.2%         4,158 17.8%
Not a citizen 2,843 12.3%         3,180 13.6%
       
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999        
Median household income (dollars) 57,253 X         79,328 X
Median family income (dollars) 69,397 X         95,059 X
Per capita income (dollars) 32,593 X         41,698 X
Individuals in poverty 1,545 6.7%         1,765 7.7%
       
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT      
Population 25 and over 17,999 100.0%         18,404 100.0%
High school graduate 2,335 13.0%           12.1%
Bachelor's degree 5,453 30.3%           29.7%
Graduate or professional degree 4,625 25.7%           27.6%
       
COMMUTING TO WORK      
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 32.2 X         31.8 X
       
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER      
Total 11,867 100.0%         11,617 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 8,230 69.4%         7,765 66.8%
Drove alone 6,884 58.0%         6,711 57.8%
Carpooled 1,346 11.3%         1,054 9.1%
Public transportation (Census 2000 includes taxicabs, ACS excludes them) 2,428 20.5%         2,494 21.5%
Bus or trolley bus 478 4.0%         620 5.3%
Streetcar or trolley car 32 0.3%         90 0.9%
Subway or elevated 1,850 15.6%         1,746 15.0%
Railroad 68 0.6%         38 0.3%
Ferryboat 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Taxicab 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Motorcycle 49 0.4%         20 0.2%
Bicycle 219 1.8%         183 1.6%
Walked 183 1.5%         188 1.6%
Other means 133 1.1%         91 0.8%
Worked at home 625 5.3%         876 7.5%
         
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION        
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 12,120 100.0%         12,023 100.0%
Management, professional and related 7,052 58.2%         7,068 58.8%
Service 1,048 8.6%         1,133 9.4%
Sales and office 2,931 24.2%         2,571 21.4%
Farming, fishing & forestry 7 0.1%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 490 4.0%         541 4.5%
Production, transportation, and material moving 592 4.9%         710 5.9%
       
CLASS OF WORKER          
Self-employed workers 1,418 11.7%         1,392 11.6%
 
 
                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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