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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 28,803 100.0%   30,567 100.0%   29,746 100.0%
In households 28,716 99.7%   30,458 99.6%      
In group quarters 87 0.3%   109 0.4%      
           
RACE          
White 17,087 59.3%   13,912 45.5%      
Black or African American 602 2.1%   576 1.9%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 34 0.1%   29 0.1%      
Asian 9,368 32.5%   13,746 45.0%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 167 0.6%   189 0.6%      
Some other race 355 1.2%   575 1.9%      
Two or more races 1,190 4.1%   1,540 5.0%      
           
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE          
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 1,531 5.3%   1,995 6.5%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 27,272 94.7%   28,572 93.5%      
White 16,090 55.9%   12,829 42.0%      
Black or African American 595 2.1%   545 1.8%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 29 0.1%   17 0.1%      
Asian 9,339 32.4%   13,691 44.8%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 156 0.5%   182 0.6%      
Some other race 69 0.2%   102 0.3%      
Two or more races 994 3.5%   1,206 3.9%      
           
SEX          
Male 14,165 49.2%   14,769 48.3%      
Female 14,638 50.8%   15,798 51.7%      
           
AGE          
Under 5 years 1,685 5.9%   2,083 6.8%      
5 to 17 years 4,413 15.3%   4,830 15.8%      
18 to 64 years 19,803 68.8%   19,550 64.0%      
65 years and over 2,902 10.1%   4,104 13.4%      
Median age 38.1 X   39.3 X      
           
HOUSEHOLDS          
Total households 11,613 100.0%   12,016 100.0%      
Family households 7,928 68.3%   8,406 70.0%      
Families with children under 18 3,547 30.5%   4,087 34.0%      
Average household size 2.47 X   2.53 X      
Average family size 2.97 X   3.04 X      
           
HOUSING OCCUPANCY          
Total housing units 12,009 100.0%   12,458 100.0%   12,268 100.0%
Occupied housing units 11,613 96.7%   12,016 96.5%   11,729 95.6%
Owner-occupied housing units 7,145 61.5%   6,958 57.9%   6,945 59.2%
Renter-occupied housing units 4,468 38.5%   5,058 42.1%   4,784 40.8%
Vacant housing units 396 3.3%   442 3.5%   539 4.4%
1 unit, detached housing 4,808 40.0%   4,591 37.4%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 566,500 X         851,900 X
Median gross rent (dollars) 1,620 X         1,918 X
       
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS      
Native 18,662 64.8%         18,078 60.8%
Foreign born 10,141 35.2%         11,668 39.2%
Naturalized citizen 4,928 17.1%         6,777 22.8%
Not a citizen 5,213 18.1%         4,891 16.4%
       
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999        
Median household income (dollars) 95,279 X         111,563 X
Median family income (dollars) 106,099 X         128,584 X
Per capita income (dollars) 45,754 X         52,363 X
Individuals in poverty 820 2.9%         1,309 4.4%
       
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT      
Population 25 and over 21,232 100.0%         21,330 100.0%
High school graduate 2,233 10.5%           9.4%
Bachelor's degree 7,559 35.6%           35.2%
Graduate or professional degree 5,146 24.2%           27.0%
       
COMMUTING TO WORK      
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.3 X         26.4 X
       
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER      
Total 15,829 100.0%         14,868 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 14,288 90.3%         12,981 87.3%
Drove alone 12,984 82.0%         11,583 77.9%
Carpooled 1,304 8.2%         1,398 9.4%
Public transportation (Census 2000 includes taxicabs, ACS excludes them) 568 3.6%         481 3.2%
Bus or trolley bus 355 2.2%         185 1.2%
Streetcar or trolley car 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Subway or elevated 59 0.4%         210 1.4%
Railroad 140 0.9%         76 0.5%
Ferryboat 14 0.1%         10 0.1%
Taxicab 0 0.0%         20 0.1%
Motorcycle 24 0.2%         0 0.0%
Bicycle 106 0.7%         108 0.7%
Walked 201 1.3%         229 1.5%
Other means 73 0.5%         69 0.5%
Worked at home 569 3.6%         980 6.6%
         
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION        
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 16,051 100.0%         15,321 100.0%
Management, professional and related 9,942 61.9%         9,471 61.8%
Service 982 6.1%         1,348 8.8%
Sales and office 3,967 24.7%         3,528 23.0%
Farming, fishing & forestry 7 0.0%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 578 3.6%         460 3.0%
Production, transportation, and material moving 575 3.6%         514 3.4%
       
CLASS OF WORKER          
Self-employed workers 1,152 7.2%         1,296 8.5%
 
 
                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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