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

1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 12,665 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 21,641 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 31,487 100.0%
  
RACE RACE RACE
White 11,859 93.6% White 14,743 68.1% White 21,688 68.9%
Negro 27 0.2% Black 137 0.6% Black 296 0.9%
Indian 70 0.6% American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 272 1.3% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 143 0.5%
Eskimo 0 0.0% Eskimo 0 0.0%
Aleut 0 0.0% Aleut 0 0.0%
Asian and Pacific Islander 689 3.2% Asian or Pacific Islander 1,264 4.0%
Asian 1,184 3.8%
Japanese 231 1.8% Japanese 416 1.9% Japanese 447 1.4%
Chinese 69 0.5% Chinese 84 0.4% Chinese 123 0.4%
Filipino 129 1.0% Filipino 98 0.5% Filipino 459 1.5%
Korean 0 0.0% Korean 62 0.2%
Asian Indian 48 0.2% Asian Indian 25 0.1%
Vietnamese 0 0.0% Vietnamese 61 0.2%
Cambodian 0 0.0%
Hmong 0 0.0%
Laotian 0 0.0%
Thai 0 0.0%
Other Asian 7 0.0%
Pacific Islander 80 0.3%
Polynesian 73 0.2%
Hawaiian 0 0.0% Hawaiian 73 0.2%
Samoan 0 0.0% Samoan 0 0.0%
Tongan 0 0.0%
Other Polynesian 0 0.0%
Guamanian 32 0.1% Micronesian -- Guamanian 7 0.0%
Micronesian -- Other 0 0.0%
Melanesian 0 0.0%
Other Asian and Pacific Islander 11 0.1% Pacific Islander Not Specified 0 0.0%
All other 280 2.2% Race, n.e.c. 5,800 26.8% Other Race 8,096 25.7%
  
PERSONS OF SPANISH ORIGIN OR DESCENT 5,418 42.8% SPANISH ORIGIN 9,733 45.0% TOTAL HISPANIC 14,762 46.9%
  
SEX SEX SEX
Male 6,216 49.1% Male   Male 15,654 49.7%
Female 6,449 50.9% Female   Female 15,833 50.3%
 
AGE AGE AGE
Under 5 years 1,291 10.2% Under 5 years   Under 5 years 2,958 9.4%
5 to 19 years 4,167 32.9% 5 to 19 years   5 to 17 years 7,112 22.6%
20 to 64 years 6,178 48.8% 20 to 64 years   18 to 64 years 19,023 60.4%
65 years and over 1,029 8.1% 65 years and over   65 years and over 2,394 7.6%
Median age 24.6 X Median age 26.4 X Median age 28.6 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Head of household 3,635 100.0% Total households 6,839 100.0% Households 9,464 100.0%
Families 3,022 83.1% Families 5,472 80.0% Total families 7,588 80.2%
With own children under 18 years 1,856 51.1% With own children under 18 years 3,223 47.7% With own children under 18 years 4,553 48.1%
Persons per household 3.46 X Persons per household 3.14 X Persons per household 3.29 X
Persons per family   Persons per family 3.63 X
  
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1969 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1979 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1989
Income of families and unrelated individuals 8,520 X Median household income 19,139 X Median household income 40,955 X
Median family income 21,776 X Median family income 44,133 X
Income of persons 2,894 X Per capita income 6,942 X Per capita income 14,241 X
Less than poverty level 14.1% Below poverty level 13.0% Below poverty level 12.7%
  
COMMUTING TO WORK COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 20.6 X Mean minutes traveled to work 23.7 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 8,513 100.0% Workers 16 years and over 14,498 100.0%
Private vehicle 7,582 89.1% Car, truck, or van 13,396 92.4%
Drive alone car 4,769 56.0% Drove alone 10,789 74.4%
Drive alone truck or van 1,226 14.4%
Carpool car 1,296 15.2% Carpooled 2,607 18.0%
Carpool truck or van 291 3.4%  
Public transportation 195 2.3% Public transportation 194 1.3%
Bus or streetcar   Bus or trolley bus 194 1.3%
  Streetcar or trolley car 0 0.0%
Subway or elevated train   Subway or elevated 0 0.0%
Railroad   Railroad 0 0.0%
  Ferryboat 0 0.0%
Taxicab   Taxicab 0 0.0%
Motorcycle   Motorcycle 42 0.3%
Bicycle   Bicycle 196 1.4%
Walked only 394 4.6% Walked 350 2.4%
Other means 236 2.8% Other means 54 0.4%
Worked at home 106 1.2% Working at home 266 1.8%
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                Source: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census

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



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