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Decennial Census data
      1880-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 4,907 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 9,036 100.0%
    In households 8,749 96.8%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 4,254 86.7% White 8,961 99.2%
Foreign-born white 619 12.6%
Negro 9 0.2% Negro 6 0.1%
Other races 25 0.5% Other races 69 0.8%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 8,194 90.7%
    Foreign born 842 9.3%
  
SEX SEX
Male 2,268 46.2% Male 4,161 46.0%
Female 2,639 53.8% Female 4,875 54.0%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 364 7.4% Under 5 years 912 10.1%
5 to 19 years 1,291 26.3% 5 to 19 years 1,984 22.0%
20 to 64 years 1,911 38.9% 20 to 64 years 4,566 50.5%
65 years and over 1,341 27.3% 65 years and over 1,574 17.4%
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 1,925 100.0% All housing units 3,563 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 1,757 91.3% All occupied units 3,254 91.3%
Owner occupied 1,058 60.2% Owner occupied 2,018 62.0%
Renter occupied 699 39.8% Renter occupied 1,236 38.0%
Vacant 149 7.7% Vacant 309 8.7%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 10,310 X Median value dollars 16,800 X
Median gross rent dollars 42 X Median gross rent dollars 87 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 2,500 X Families median income dollars 6,801 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 3,305 100.0% Population 25 years and over 5,684 100.0%
High school 4 years 855 25.9% High school 4 years 1,596 28.1%
College 4 years or more 340 10.3% College 4 years or more 961 16.9%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 1,692 100.0% Employed 3,415 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 231 13.7% Professional, technical, and kindred 659 19.3%
Farmers and farm managers 15 0.9% Farmers and farm managers 22 0.6%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 192 11.3% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 434 12.7%
Clerical and kindred 222 13.1% Clerical and kindred 495 14.5%
Sales 197 11.6% Sales 283 8.3%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 280 16.5% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 447 13.1%
Operatives and kindred 207 12.2% Operatives and kindred 386 11.3%
Private household workers 38 2.2% Private household workers 138 4.0%
Service workers, except private household 164 9.7% Service workers, except private household 240 7.0%
Farm laborers 17 1.0% Farm laborers and farm foremen 8 0.2%
Laborers, except farm and mine 117 6.9% Laborers, except farm and mine 134 3.9%
Occupation not reported 12 0.7% Occupation not reported 169 4.9%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 3,597
1930 Total population 3,168
1920 Total population 2,317
1910 Total population 2,232
1900 Total population 1,915
1890 Total population 1,652
1880 Total population 555
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

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