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Decennial Census data
      1930-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 26,734 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 26,369 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 28,001 100.0%
  
RACE RACE RACE
White 21,398 80.0% White 21,040 79.8% White 22,288 79.6%
Negro 4,656 17.4% Black 3,757 14.2% Black 3,365 12.0%
Indian 32 0.1% American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 68 0.3% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 111 0.4%
Eskimo 0 0.0% Eskimo 7 0.0%
Aleut 0 0.0% Aleut 0 0.0%
Asian and Pacific Islander 942 3.6% Asian or Pacific Islander 1,690 6.0%
Asian 1,465 5.2%
Japanese 211 0.8% Japanese 300 1.1% Japanese 363 1.3%
Chinese 190 0.7% Chinese 231 0.9% Chinese 638 2.3%
Filipino 96 0.4% Filipino 163 0.6% Filipino 119 0.4%
Korean 6 0.0% Korean 29 0.1%
Asian Indian 0 0.0% Asian Indian 193 0.7%
Vietnamese 0 0.0% Vietnamese 9 0.0%
Cambodian 32 0.1%
Hmong 0 0.0%
Laotian 0 0.0%
Thai 12 0.0%
Other Asian 70 0.2%
Pacific Islander 225 0.8%
Polynesian 225 0.8%
Hawaiian 15 0.1% Hawaiian 179 0.6%
Samoan 135 0.5% Samoan 7 0.0%
Tongan 39 0.1%
Other Polynesian 0 0.0%
Guamanian 6 0.0% Micronesian -- Guamanian 0 0.0%
Micronesian -- Other 0 0.0%
Melanesian 0 0.0%
Other Asian and Pacific Islander 86 0.3% Pacific Islander Not Specified 0 0.0%
All other 151 0.6% Race, n.e.c. 562 2.1% Other Race 547 2.0%
  
PERSONS OF SPANISH ORIGIN OR DESCENT 818 3.1% SPANISH ORIGIN 1,589 6.0% TOTAL HISPANIC 2,663 9.5%
  
SEX SEX SEX
Male 12,825 48.0% Male   Male 13,149 47.0%
Female 13,909 52.0% Female   Female 14,852 53.0%
 
AGE AGE AGE
Under 5 years 1,787 6.7% Under 5 years   Under 5 years 1,758 6.3%
5 to 19 years 5,862 21.9% 5 to 19 years   5 to 17 years 3,479 12.4%
20 to 64 years 15,554 58.2% 20 to 64 years   18 to 64 years 17,611 62.9%
65 years and over 3,531 13.2% 65 years and over   65 years and over 5,153 18.4%
Median age 34.7 X Median age 37.2 X Median age 37.8 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Head of household 9,831 100.0% Total households 11,247 100.0% Households 11,881 100.0%
Families 6,917 70.4% Families 6,581 58.5% Total families 6,865 57.8%
With own children under 18 years 3,113 31.7% With own children under 18 years 2,468 21.9% With own children under 18 years 2,707 22.8%
Persons per household 2.59 X Persons per household 2.24 X Persons per household 2.27 X
Persons per family   Persons per family 2.90 X
  
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1969 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1979 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1989
Income of families and unrelated individuals 9,461 X Median household income 21,918 X Median household income 50,468 X
Median family income 29,009 X Median family income 64,560 X
Income of persons 5,235 X Per capita income 12,328 X Per capita income 30,130 X
Less than poverty level 8.2% Below poverty level 8.0% Below poverty level 6.2%
  
COMMUTING TO WORK COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 19.4 X Mean minutes traveled to work 20.3 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 12,587 100.0% Workers 16 years and over 14,191 100.0%
Private vehicle 9,942 79.0% Car, truck, or van 11,785 83.0%
Drive alone car 8,097 64.3% Drove alone 10,621 74.8%
Drive alone truck or van 509 4.0%
Carpool car 1,226 9.7% Carpooled 1,164 8.2%
Carpool truck or van 110 0.9%  
Public transportation 637 5.1% Public transportation 502 3.5%
Bus or streetcar   Bus or trolley bus 201 1.4%
  Streetcar or trolley car 0 0.0%
Subway or elevated train   Subway or elevated 37 0.3%
Railroad   Railroad 256 1.8%
  Ferryboat 0 0.0%
Taxicab   Taxicab 8 0.1%
Motorcycle   Motorcycle 93 0.7%
Bicycle   Bicycle 641 4.5%
Walked only 590 4.7% Walked 474 3.3%
Other means 1,034 8.2% Other means 91 0.6%
Worked at home 384 3.1% Working at home 605 4.3%
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                Source: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census

Decennial Census data
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