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

1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 25,190 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 22,731 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 22,869 100.0%
  
RACE RACE RACE
White 21,736 86.3% White 16,490 72.5% White 15,007 65.6%
Negro 1,388 5.5% Black 2,232 9.8% Black 2,115 9.2%
Indian 42 0.2% American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 79 0.3% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 80 0.3%
Eskimo 0 0.0% Eskimo 6 0.0%
Aleut 0 0.0% Aleut 0 0.0%
Asian and Pacific Islander 3,739 16.4% Asian or Pacific Islander 5,142 22.5%
Asian 5,117 22.4%
Japanese 959 3.8% Japanese 1,042 4.6% Japanese 1,279 5.6%
Chinese 761 3.0% Chinese 1,961 8.6% Chinese 2,527 11.0%
Filipino 78 0.3% Filipino 277 1.2% Filipino 272 1.2%
Korean 46 0.2% Korean 308 1.3%
Asian Indian 244 1.1% Asian Indian 404 1.8%
Vietnamese 101 0.4% Vietnamese 151 0.7%
Cambodian 0 0.0%
Hmong 0 0.0%
Laotian 30 0.1%
Thai 30 0.1%
Other Asian 116 0.5%
Pacific Islander 25 0.1%
Polynesian 6 0.0%
Hawaiian 0 0.0% Hawaiian 6 0.0%
Samoan 6 0.0% Samoan 0 0.0%
Tongan 0 0.0%
Other Polynesian 0 0.0%
Guamanian 0 0.0% Micronesian -- Guamanian 0 0.0%
Micronesian -- Other 0 0.0%
Melanesian 19 0.1%
Other Asian and Pacific Islander 62 0.3% Pacific Islander Not Specified 0 0.0%
All other 226 0.9% Race, n.e.c. 191 0.8% Other Race 525 2.3%
  
PERSONS OF SPANISH ORIGIN OR DESCENT 844 3.4% SPANISH ORIGIN 1,023 4.5% TOTAL HISPANIC 1,263 5.5%
  
SEX SEX SEX
Male 12,007 47.7% Male   Male 10,899 47.7%
Female 13,183 52.3% Female   Female 11,970 52.3%
 
AGE AGE AGE
Under 5 years 1,467 5.8% Under 5 years   Under 5 years 1,190 5.2%
5 to 19 years 6,048 24.0% 5 to 19 years   5 to 17 years 2,402 10.5%
20 to 64 years 15,260 60.6% 20 to 64 years   18 to 64 years 14,383 62.9%
65 years and over 2,415 9.6% 65 years and over   65 years and over 4,894 21.4%
Median age 37.0 X Median age 39.9 X Median age 40.9 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Head of household 9,093 100.0% Total households 9,660 100.0% Households 9,990 100.0%
Families 7,315 80.4% Families 6,502 67.3% Total families 6,372 63.8%
With own children under 18 years 3,372 37.1% With own children under 18 years 2,368 24.5% With own children under 18 years 2,216 22.2%
Persons per household 2.76 X Persons per household 2.35 X Persons per household 2.28 X
Persons per family   Persons per family 2.78 X
  
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1969 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1979 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1989
Income of families and unrelated individuals 11,623 X Median household income 21,715 X Median household income 39,538 X
Median family income 26,604 X Median family income 47,751 X
Income of persons 5,017 X Per capita income 10,839 X Per capita income 21,854 X
Less than poverty level 4.1% Below poverty level 6.1% Below poverty level 5.2%
  
COMMUTING TO WORK COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23.4 X Mean minutes traveled to work 26.5 X
Mean travel time to work for workers traveling 45 or more minutes  
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over 11,106 100.0% Workers 16 years and over 11,443 100.0%
Private vehicle 8,528 76.8% Car, truck, or van 8,313 72.6%
Drive alone car 6,205 55.9% Drove alone 6,795 59.4%
Drive alone truck or van 650 5.9%
Carpool car 1,452 13.1% Carpooled 1,518 13.3%
Carpool truck or van 221 2.0%  
Public transportation 1,804 16.2% Public transportation 2,026 17.7%
Bus or streetcar   Bus or trolley bus 480 4.2%
  Streetcar or trolley car 4 0.0%
Subway or elevated train   Subway or elevated 1,476 12.9%
Railroad   Railroad 60 0.5%
  Ferryboat 6 0.1%
Taxicab   Taxicab 0 0.0%
Motorcycle   Motorcycle 41 0.4%
Bicycle   Bicycle 183 1.6%
Walked only 207 1.9% Walked 269 2.4%
Other means 301 2.7% Other means 113 1.0%
Worked at home 266 2.4% Working at home 498 4.4%
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                Source: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census

Decennial Census data
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