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

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 4,951 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 7,348 100.0%
    In households 7,266 98.9%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 4,175 84.3% White 7,150 97.3%
Foreign-born white 660 13.3%
Negro 23 0.5% Negro 1 0.0%
Other races 93 1.9% Other races 197 2.7%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 6,462 87.9%
    Foreign born 886 12.1%
  
SEX SEX
Male 2,489 50.3% Male 3,601 49.0%
Female 2,462 49.7% Female 3,747 51.0%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 580 11.7% Under 5 years 868 11.8%
5 to 19 years 1,851 37.4% 5 to 19 years 2,291 31.2%
20 to 64 years 1,630 32.9% 20 to 64 years 3,570 48.6%
65 years and over 890 18.0% 65 years and over 619 8.4%
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 1,439 100.0% All housing units 2,300 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 1,393 96.8% All occupied units 2,125 92.4%
Owner occupied 765 54.9% Owner occupied 1,321 62.2%
Renter occupied 628 45.1% Renter occupied 804 37.8%
Vacant 27 1.9% Vacant 175 7.6%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 8,130 X Median value dollars 13,700 X
Median gross rent dollars 36 X Median gross rent dollars 74 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,210 X Families median income dollars 6,161 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 2,725 100.0% Population 25 years and over 3,798 100.0%
High school 4 years 560 20.6% High school 4 years 892 23.5%
College 4 years or more 160 5.9% College 4 years or more 318 8.4%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 1,823 100.0% Employed 2,456 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 146 8.0% Professional, technical, and kindred 275 11.2%
Farmers and farm managers 67 3.7% Farmers and farm managers 70 2.9%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 234 12.8% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 247 10.1%
Clerical and kindred 153 8.4% Clerical and kindred 310 12.6%
Sales 133 7.3% Sales 194 7.9%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 212 11.6% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 268 10.9%
Operatives and kindred 379 20.8% Operatives and kindred 425 17.3%
Private household workers 21 1.2% Private household workers 25 1.0%
Service workers, except private household 188 10.3% Service workers, except private household 211 8.6%
Farm laborers 151 8.3% Farm laborers and farm foremen 138 5.6%
Laborers, except farm and mine 119 6.5% Laborers, except farm and mine 174 7.1%
Occupation not reported 20 1.1% Occupation not reported 119 4.8%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 3,615
1930 Total population 3,502
1920 Total population 2,862
1910 Total population 2,437
1900 Total population 1,820
1890 Total population 1,694
1880 Total population 1,621
1870 Total population 1,625
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

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