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

1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 16,506 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 22,582 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 32,038 100.0%
  
RACE RACE RACE
White 15,865 96.1% White 20,945 92.8% White 28,282 88.3%
Negro 323 2.0% Black 407 1.8% Black 1,016 3.2%
Indian 94 0.6% American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 196 0.9% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 219 0.7%
Eskimo 0 0.0% Eskimo 0 0.0%
Aleut 0 0.0% Aleut 0 0.0%
Asian and Pacific Islander 681 3.0% Asian or Pacific Islander 1,665 5.2%
Asian 1,591 5.0%
Japanese 35 0.2% Japanese 64 0.3% Japanese 286 0.9%
Chinese 32 0.2% Chinese 175 0.8% Chinese 463 1.4%
Filipino 70 0.4% Filipino 218 1.0% Filipino 429 1.3%
Korean 86 0.4% Korean 116 0.4%
Asian Indian 22 0.1% Asian Indian 138 0.4%
Vietnamese 33 0.1% Vietnamese 55 0.2%
Cambodian 0 0.0%
Hmong 0 0.0%
Laotian 0 0.0%
Thai 4 0.0%
Other Asian 100 0.3%
Pacific Islander 74 0.2%
Polynesian 43 0.1%
Hawaiian 13 0.1% Hawaiian 38 0.1%
Samoan 11 0.0% Samoan 0 0.0%
Tongan 5 0.0%
Other Polynesian 0 0.0%
Guamanian 31 0.1% Micronesian -- Guamanian 31 0.1%
Micronesian -- Other 0 0.0%
Melanesian 0 0.0%
Other Asian and Pacific Islander 28 0.1% Pacific Islander Not Specified 0 0.0%
All other 87 0.5% Race, n.e.c. 353 1.6% Other Race 856 2.7%
  
PERSONS OF SPANISH ORIGIN OR DESCENT 756 4.6% SPANISH ORIGIN 1,735 7.7% TOTAL HISPANIC 2,759 8.6%
  
SEX SEX SEX
Male 8,186 49.6% Male   Male 15,789 49.3%
Female 8,320 50.4% Female   Female 16,249 50.7%
 
AGE AGE AGE
Under 5 years 1,401 8.5% Under 5 years   Under 5 years 2,225 6.9%
5 to 19 years 4,889 29.6% 5 to 19 years   5 to 17 years 5,118 16.0%
20 to 64 years 8,857 53.7% 20 to 64 years   18 to 64 years 21,958 68.5%
65 years and over 1,359 8.2% 65 years and over   65 years and over 2,827 8.8%
Median age 28.1 X Median age 31.4 X Median age 34.1 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Head of household 5,309 100.0% Total households 8,437 100.0% Households 12,583 100.0%
Families 4,217 79.4% Families 6,076 72.0% Total families 8,370 66.5%
With own children under 18 years 2,410 45.4% With own children under 18 years 3,200 37.6% With own children under 18 years 3,891 30.9%
Persons per household 2.98 X Persons per household 2.61 X Persons per household 2.44 X
Persons per family   Persons per family 2.96 X
  
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1969 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1979 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1989
Income of families and unrelated individuals 10,258 X Median household income 24,102 X Median household income 45,964 X
Median family income 27,310 X Median family income 53,301 X
Income of persons 3,670 X Per capita income 9,634 X Per capita income 20,060 X
Less than poverty level 8.6% Below poverty level 5.7% Below poverty level 5.7%
  
COMMUTING TO WORK COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 24.9 X Mean minutes traveled to work 26.8 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 10,886 100.0% Workers 16 years and over 17,226 100.0%
Private vehicle 9,696 89.1% Car, truck, or van 15,220 88.4%
Drive alone car 6,685 61.4% Drove alone 13,215 76.7%
Drive alone truck or van 1,097 10.1%
Carpool car 1,555 14.3% Carpooled 2,005 11.6%
Carpool truck or van 359 3.3%  
Public transportation 539 5.0% Public transportation 1,020 5.9%
Bus or streetcar   Bus or trolley bus 157 0.9%
  Streetcar or trolley car 0 0.0%
Subway or elevated train   Subway or elevated 742 4.3%
Railroad   Railroad 121 0.7%
  Ferryboat 0 0.0%
Taxicab   Taxicab 0 0.0%
Motorcycle   Motorcycle 83 0.5%
Bicycle   Bicycle 80 0.5%
Walked only 285 2.6% Walked 375 2.2%
Other means 237 2.2% Other means 82 0.5%
Worked at home 129 1.2% Working at home 366 2.1%
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                Source: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census

Decennial Census data
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