Bay Area Census Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
HomeContact
CaliforniaBay AreaCountiesCitiesTracts/Blocks
TransportationHistorical DataMapsLinksFAQ
 
City of Novato
Marin County
 

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

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 3,496 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 17,881 100.0%
    In households 16,161 90.4%
In group quarters 1,720 9.6%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 3,056 87.4% White 17,113 95.7%
Foreign-born white 408 11.7%
Negro 9 0.3% Negro 510 2.9%
Other races 23 0.7% Other races 40 0.2%
    Indian 16 0.1%
    Japanese 112 0.6%
    Chinese 55 0.3%
Filipino 35 0.2%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 16,956 94.8%
    Foreign born 925 5.2%
  
SEX SEX
Male 1,790 51.2% Male 9,699 54.2%
Female 1,706 48.8% Female 8,182 45.8%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 440 12.6% Under 5 years 2,575 14.4%
5 to 19 years 1,130 32.3% 5 to 17 years 4,783 26.7%
20 to 64 years 1,459 41.7% 18 to 64 years 10,004 55.9%
65 years and over 467 13.4% 65 years and over 519 2.9%
    Median age 23.5 X
  
  HOUSEHOLDS
       
    Families 4,102 100.0%
    With own children under 18 3,063 74.7%
    Population per household 3.75 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 1,243 100.0% All housing units 5,016 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 1,115 89.7% All occupied units 4,311 85.9%
Owner occupied 818 73.4% Owner occupied 2,553 59.2%
Renter occupied 297 26.6% Renter occupied 1,758 40.8%
Vacant 89 7.2% Vacant 705 14.1%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 11,666 X Median value dollars 17,100 X
Median gross rent dollars 67 X Median gross rent dollars 100 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,417 X Families median income dollars 7,156 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 2,130 100.0% Population 25 years and over 8,474 100.0%
High school 4 years 755 35.4% High school 4 years 3,476 41.0%
College 4 years or more 155 7.3% College 4 years or more 898 10.6%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 6,886 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 4,394 63.8%
Railroad, subway or elevated 0 0.0%
Bus or streetcar 208 3.0%
Walked to work 230 3.3%
Other means 169 2.5%
Worked at home 1,729 25.1%
Not reported 156 2.3%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 1,090 100.0% Employed 3,926 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 128 11.7% Professional, technical, and kindred 531 13.5%
Farmers and farm managers 50 4.6% Farmers and farm managers 8 0.2%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 135 12.4% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 360 9.2%
Clerical and kindred 141 12.9% Clerical and kindred 795 20.2%
Sales 80 7.3% Sales 381 9.7%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 204 18.7% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 659 16.8%
Operatives and kindred 108 9.9% Operatives and kindred 355 9.0%
Private household workers 12 1.1% Private household workers 105 2.7%
Service workers, except private household 99 9.1% Service workers, except private household 356 9.1%
Farm laborers 55 5.0% Farm laborers and farm foremen 9 0.2%
Laborers, except farm and mine 59 5.4% Laborers, except farm and mine 165 4.2%
Occupation not reported 19 1.7% Occupation not reported 202 5.1%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 402 10.2%
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census

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



California   |    Bay Area   |    Counties   |    Cities  |    Tracts/Blocks   |    Transportation

Historical Data   |    Maps   |    Links   |    FAQ   |    Home   |    Contact   |    MTC   |    ABAG

MTC-ABAG Library, 101 Eighth St., Oakland, CA 94607
510-817-5836, library@mtc.ca.gov