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Decennial Census data
      1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

Census 1960
TOTAL POPULATION 19,696 100.0%
In households 19,565 99.3%
In group quarters 131 0.7%
 
RACE
White 19,449 98.7%
Negro 25 0.1%
Other races 11 0.1%
Indian 2 0.0%
Japanese 137 0.7%
Chinese 66 0.3%
Filipino 6 0.0%
 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Native 18,276 92.8%
Foreign born 1,420 7.2%
 
SEX
Male 9,589 48.7%
Female 10,107 51.3%
 
AGE
Under 5 years 1,831 9.3%
5 to 17 years 5,963 30.3%
18 to 64 years 10,374 52.7%
65 years and over 1,528 7.8%
Median age 32.9 X
 
HOUSEHOLDS
Families 5,213 100.0%
With own children under 18 3,383 64.9%
Population per household 3.47 X
 
HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All housing units 5,898 100.0%
All occupied units 5,644 95.7%
Owner occupied 4,974 88.1%
Renter occupied 670 11.9%
Vacant 254 4.3%
Median value dollars 26,000 X
Median gross rent dollars 130 X
 
INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 11,033 X
 
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 11,157 100.0%
High school 4 years 3,178 28.5%
College 4 years or more 3,149 28.2%
 
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 6,821 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 5,749 84.3%
Railroad, subway or elevated 359 5.3%
Bus or streetcar 12 0.2%
Walked to work 198 2.9%
Other means 174 2.6%
Worked at home 202 3.0%
Not reported 127 1.9%
 
OCCUPATION
Employed 6,902 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 2,127 30.8%
Farmers and farm managers 59 0.9%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 1,074 15.6%
Clerical and kindred 998 14.5%
Sales 803 11.6%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 711 10.3%
Operatives and kindred 304 4.4%
Private household workers 168 2.4%
Service workers, except private household 350 5.1%
Farm laborers and farm foremen 23 0.3%
Laborers, except farm and mine 136 2.0%
Occupation not reported 149 2.2%
 
CLASS OF WORKER    
Self-employed 930 13.5%
 
 
                Source: 1960 Census
 

Decennial Census data
      1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010



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