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Decennial Census data
      1870-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 3,118 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 14,968 100.0%
    In households 14,862 99.3%
In group quarters 106 0.7%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 2,906 93.2% White 14,171 94.7%
Foreign-born white 170 5.5%
Negro 29 0.9% Negro 296 2.0%
Other races 13 0.4% Other races 47 0.3%
    Indian 54 0.4%
    Japanese 165 1.1%
    Chinese 140 0.9%
Filipino 95 0.6%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 14,130 94.4%
    Foreign born 838 5.6%
  
SEX SEX
Male 1,583 50.8% Male 7,539 50.4%
Female 1,535 49.2% Female 7,429 49.6%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 467 15.0% Under 5 years 2,643 17.7%
5 to 19 years 1,029 33.0% 5 to 17 years 3,825 25.6%
20 to 64 years 1,263 40.5% 18 to 64 years 8,081 54.0%
65 years and over 359 11.5% 65 years and over 419 2.8%
    Median age 23.0 X
  
  HOUSEHOLDS
       
    Families 3,832 100.0%
    With own children under 18 2,802 73.1%
    Population per household 3.59 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 1,012 100.0% All housing units 4,496 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 984 97.2% All occupied units 4,138 92.0%
Owner occupied 435 44.2% Owner occupied 2,636 63.7%
Renter occupied 549 55.8% Renter occupied 1,502 36.3%
Vacant 27 2.7% Vacant 358 8.0%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 8,667 X Median value dollars 13,000 X
Median gross rent dollars 35 X Median gross rent dollars 96 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,698 X Families median income dollars 5,766 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 1,885 100.0% Population 25 years and over 6,987 100.0%
High school 4 years 570 30.2% High school 4 years 2,803 40.1%
College 4 years or more 130 6.9% College 4 years or more 465 6.7%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 4,985 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 4,412 88.5%
Railroad, subway or elevated 0 0.0%
Bus or streetcar 13 0.3%
Walked to work 305 6.1%
Other means 78 1.6%
Worked at home 62 1.2%
Not reported 115 2.3%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 1,053 100.0% Employed 3,489 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 102 9.7% Professional, technical, and kindred 452 13.0%
Farmers and farm managers 14 1.3% Farmers and farm managers 16 0.5%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 142 13.5% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 418 12.0%
Clerical and kindred 194 18.4% Clerical and kindred 699 20.0%
Sales 89 8.5% Sales 347 9.9%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 207 19.7% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 675 19.3%
Operatives and kindred 127 12.1% Operatives and kindred 217 6.2%
Private household workers 12 1.1% Private household workers 40 1.1%
Service workers, except private household 107 10.2% Service workers, except private household 351 10.1%
Farm laborers 6 0.6% Farm laborers and farm foremen 4 0.1%
Laborers, except farm and mine 47 4.5% Laborers, except farm and mine 201 5.8%
Occupation not reported 6 0.6% Occupation not reported 69 2.0%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 333 9.5%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 1,312
1930 Total population 1,131
1920 Total population 1,008
1910 Total population 834
1890 Total population 505
1880 Total population 424
1870 Total population 329
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
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