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Decennial Census data
      1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010         More Census Bureau data here
                 
  Census 2000   Census 2010   2006-2010 ACS*
TOTAL POPULATION 27,693 100.0%   28,976 100.0%   28,409 100.0%
In households 27,274 98.5%   28,749 99.2%      
In group quarters 419 1.5%   227 0.8%      
           
RACE          
White 22,250 80.3%   20,459 70.6%      
Black or African American 130 0.5%   148 0.5%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 48 0.2%   48 0.2%      
Asian 4,271 15.4%   6,815 23.5%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 45 0.2%   59 0.2%      
Some other race 183 0.7%   195 0.7%      
Two or more races 766 2.8%   1,252 4.3%      
           
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE          
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 822 3.0%   1,132 3.9%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 26,871 97.0%   27,844 96.1%      
White 21,656 78.2%   19,642 67.8%      
Black or African American 127 0.5%   137 0.5%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 40 0.1%   21 0.1%      
Asian 4,252 15.4%   6,795 23.5%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 45 0.2%   56 0.2%      
Some other race 55 0.2%   70 0.2%      
Two or more races 696 2.5%   1,123 3.9%      
           
SEX          
Male 13,352 48.2%   13,973 48.2%      
Female 14,341 51.8%   15,003 51.8%      
           
AGE          
Under 5 years 1,629 5.9%   1,571 5.4%      
5 to 17 years 4,932 17.8%   5,989 20.7%      
18 to 64 years 15,786 57.0%   15,632 53.9%      
65 years and over 5,346 19.3%   5,784 20.0%      
Median age 44.2 X   46.2 X      
           
HOUSEHOLDS          
Total households 10,462 100.0%   10,745 100.0%      
Family households 8,026 76.7%   8,303 77.3%      
Families with children under 18 3,517 33.6%   3,949 36.8%      
Average household size 2.61 X   2.68 X      
Average family size 2.98 X   3.08 X      
           
HOUSING OCCUPANCY          
Total housing units 10,727 100.0%   11,204 100.0%   11,097 100.0%
Occupied housing units 10,462 97.5%   10,745 95.9%   10,701 96.4%
Owner-occupied housing units 8,954 85.6%   9,002 83.8%   9,152 85.5%
Renter-occupied housing units 1,508 14.4%   1,743 16.2%   1,549 14.5%
Vacant housing units 265 2.5%   459 4.1%   396 3.6%
1 unit, detached housing 9,188 85.6%   9,282 83.6%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 983,000 X         1,000,000+ X
Median gross rent (dollars) 1,727 X         2,000+ X
       
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS      
Native 22,728 82.4%         21,690 76.3%
Foreign born 4,857 17.6%         6,719 23.7%
Naturalized citizen 2,967 10.8%         4,555 16.0%
Not a citizen 1,890 6.9%         2,164 7.6%
       
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999        
Median household income (dollars) 126,740 X         149,964 X
Median family income (dollars) 148,201 X         179,907 X
Per capita income (dollars) 66,776 X         75,294 X
Individuals in poverty 647 2.4%         618 2.2%
       
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT      
Population 25 and over 20,128 100.0%         19,982 100.0%
High school graduate 1,524 7.6%           6.0%
Bachelor's degree 7,150 35.5%           35.9%
Graduate or professional degree 7,201 35.8%           42.3%
       
COMMUTING TO WORK      
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.1 X         21.3 X
       
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER      
Total 12,559 100.0%         11,613 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 11,108 88.4%         9,734 83.8%
Drove alone 10,571 84.2%         9,306 80.1%
Carpooled 537 4.3%         428 3.7%
Public transportation (Census 2000 includes taxicabs, ACS excludes them) 192 1.5%         129 1.1%
Bus or trolley bus 101 0.8%         0 0.0%
Streetcar or trolley car 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Subway or elevated 12 0.1%         26 0.2%
Railroad 79 0.6%         103 0.9%
Ferryboat 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Taxicab 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Motorcycle 26 0.2%         23 0.2%
Bicycle 115 0.9%         169 1.5%
Walked 174 1.4%         112 1.0%
Other means 54 0.4%         47 0.4%
Worked at home 890 7.1%         1,399 12.0%
         
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION        
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 12,711 100.0%         11,958 100.0%
Management, professional and related 9,499 74.7%         9,226 77.2%
Service 510 4.0%         519 4.3%
Sales and office 2,031 16.0%         1,793 15.0%
Farming, fishing & forestry 12 0.1%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 295 2.3%         193 1.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving 364 2.9%         227 1.9%
       
CLASS OF WORKER          
Self-employed workers 1,519 12.0%         1,471 12.3%
 
 
                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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