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

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 6,563 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 30,889 100.0%
    In households 30,604 99.1%
In group quarters 285 0.9%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 5,591 85.2% White 29,699 96.1%
Foreign-born white 748 11.4%
Negro 12 0.2% Negro 26 0.1%
Other races 212 3.2% Other races 31 0.1%
    Indian 18 0.1%
    Japanese 717 2.3%
    Chinese 232 0.8%
Filipino 166 0.5%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 28,080 90.9%
    Foreign born 2,809 9.1%
  
SEX SEX
Male 3,206 48.8% Male 15,307 49.6%
Female 3,357 51.2% Female 15,582 50.4%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 722 11.0% Under 5 years 4,016 13.0%
5 to 19 years 2,066 31.5% 5 to 17 years 7,407 24.0%
20 to 64 years 2,524 38.5% 18 to 64 years 17,675 57.2%
65 years and over 1,251 19.1% 65 years and over 1,791 5.8%
    Median age 26.9 X
  
  HOUSEHOLDS
       
    Families 8,159 100.0%
    With own children under 18 4,952 60.7%
    Population per household 3.17 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 2,235 100.0% All housing units 10,281 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 2,111 94.5% All occupied units 9,663 94.0%
Owner occupied 1,174 55.6% Owner occupied 5,386 55.7%
Renter occupied 937 44.4% Renter occupied 4,277 44.3%
Vacant 123 5.5% Vacant 618 6.0%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 9,709 X Median value dollars 18,400 X
Median gross rent dollars 45 X Median gross rent dollars 108 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,505 X Families median income dollars 7,566 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 4,110 100.0% Population 25 years and over 16,464 100.0%
High school 4 years 1,065 25.9% High school 4 years 4,669 28.4%
College 4 years or more 365 8.9% College 4 years or more 2,589 15.7%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 12,382 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 9,899 79.9%
Railroad, subway or elevated 449 3.6%
Bus or streetcar 163 1.3%
Walked to work 736 5.9%
Other means 444 3.6%
Worked at home 259 2.1%
Not reported 432 3.5%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 2,438 100.0% Employed 12,127 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 258 10.6% Professional, technical, and kindred 2,579 21.3%
Farmers and farm managers 25 1.0% Farmers and farm managers 100 0.8%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 312 12.8% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 1,069 8.8%
Clerical and kindred 312 12.8% Clerical and kindred 2,065 17.0%
Sales 209 8.6% Sales 854 7.0%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 468 19.2% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 1,910 15.7%
Operatives and kindred 327 13.4% Operatives and kindred 1,386 11.4%
Private household workers 57 2.3% Private household workers 214 1.8%
Service workers, except private household 219 9.0% Service workers, except private household 999 8.2%
Farm laborers 65 2.7% Farm laborers and farm foremen 97 0.8%
Laborers, except farm and mine 169 6.9% Laborers, except farm and mine 416 3.4%
Occupation not reported 17 0.7% Occupation not reported 438 3.6%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 868 7.2%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 3,946
1930 Total population 3,308
1920 Total population 1,888
1910 Total population 1,161
1880 Total population 250
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
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