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Decennial Census data
      1920-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 18,011 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 25,437 100.0%
In households 17,880 99.3% In households 25,310 99.5%
In group quarters 127 0.5%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 15,308 85.0% White 24,619 96.8%
Foreign-born white 1,319 7.3%
Negro 587 3.3% Negro 225 0.9%
Other races 797 4.4% Other races 14 0.1%
Indians 5 0.0% Indian 7 0.0%
Japanese 675 3.7% Japanese 282 1.1%
Chinese 103 0.6% Chinese 276 1.1%
Filipino 14 0.1%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 405 2.2% WHITE, SPANISH SURNAME 742 2.9%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 23,657 93.0%
    Foreign born 1,780 7.0%
  
SEX SEX
Male 8,929 49.6% Male 12,444 48.9%
Female 9,082 50.4% Female 12,993 51.1%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 2,474 13.7% Under 5 years 2,455 9.7%
5 to 17 years 3,583 19.9% 5 to 17 years 6,207 24.4%
18 to 64 years 11,144 61.9% 18 to 64 years 15,090 59.3%
65 years and over 810 4.5% 65 years and over 1,685 6.6%
Median age 29.8 X Median age 33.5 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 5,508 100.0%    
    Families 7,155 100.0%
    With own children under 18 4,105 57.4%
Persons per household 3.25 X Population per household 3.11 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 6,220 100.0% All housing units 8,407 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 5,524 88.8% All occupied units 8,129 96.7%
Owner occupied 4,066 73.6% Owner occupied 6,249 76.9%
Renter occupied 1,458 26.4% Renter occupied 1,880 23.1%
Vacant 681 10.9% Vacant 278 3.3%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 11,863 X Median value dollars 17,700 X
Median gross rent dollars 38 X Median gross rent dollars 90 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 4,255 X Families median income dollars 8,155 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 10,815 100.0% Population 25 years and over 15,039 100.0%
High school 4 years 3,395 31.4% High school 4 years 4,851 32.2%
College 4 years or more 1,510 14.0% College 4 years or more 2,822 18.8%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 10,141 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 8,624 85.0%
Railroad, subway or elevated 4 0.0%
Bus or streetcar 634 6.3%
Walked to work 305 3.0%
Other means 149 1.5%
Worked at home 193 1.9%
Not reported 232 2.3%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 6,614 100.0% Employed 10,378 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 1,063 16.1% Professional, technical, and kindred 2,266 21.8%
Farmers and farm managers 10 0.2% Farmers and farm managers 25 0.2%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 830 12.5% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 1,145 11.0%
Clerical and kindred 1,052 15.9% Clerical and kindred 1,805 17.4%
Sales 646 9.8% Sales 1,046 10.1%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 1,213 18.3% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 1,614 15.6%
Operatives and kindred 879 13.3% Operatives and kindred 1,165 11.2%
Private household workers 104 1.6% Private household workers 130 1.3%
Service workers, except private household 431 6.5% Service workers, except private household 587 5.7%
Farm laborers 22 0.3% Farm laborers and farm foremen 308 3.0%
Laborers, except farm and mine 323 4.9% Laborers, except farm and mine 48 0.5%
Occupation not reported 41 0.6% Occupation not reported 260 2.5%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 1,117 10.8%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 6,137
1930 Total population 3,970
1920 Total population 1,505
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
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