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

1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 31,006 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 43,916 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 47,585 100.0%
  
RACE RACE RACE
White 29,453 95.0% White 40,366 91.9% White 42,762 89.9%
Negro 1,022 3.3% Black 805 1.8% Black 1,274 2.7%
Indian 43 0.1% American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 139 0.3% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 232 0.5%
Eskimo 0 0.0% Eskimo 0 0.0%
Aleut 0 0.0% Aleut 17 0.0%
Asian and Pacific Islander 2,057 4.7% Asian or Pacific Islander 2,362 5.0%
Asian 2,263 4.8%
Japanese 156 0.5% Japanese 227 0.5% Japanese 311 0.7%
Chinese 92 0.3% Chinese 576 1.3% Chinese 847 1.1%
Filipino 104 0.3% Filipino 273 0.6% Filipino 344 0.7%
Korean 26 0.1% Korean 171 0.4%
Asian Indian 28 0.1% Asian Indian 233 0.5%
Vietnamese 196 0.4% Vietnamese 179 0.4%
Cambodian 45 0.1%
Hmong 0 0.0%
Laotian 17 0.0%
Thai 29 0.1%
Other Asian 87 0.2%
Pacific Islander 99 0.2%
Polynesian 80 0.2%
Hawaiian 69 0.2% Hawaiian 77 0.2%
Samoan 0 0.0% Samoan 3 0.0%
Tongan 0 0.0%
Other Polynesian 0 0.0%
Guamanian 7 0.0% Micronesian -- Guamanian 19 0.0%
Micronesian -- Other 0 0.0%
Melanesian 0 0.0%
Other Asian and Pacific Islander 655 1.5% Pacific Islander Not Specified 0 0.0%
All other 136 0.4% Race, n.e.c. 549 1.3% Other Race 955 2.0%
  
PERSONS OF SPANISH ORIGIN OR DESCENT 1,088 3.5% SPANISH ORIGIN 2,036 4.6% TOTAL HISPANIC 3,537 7.4%
  
SEX SEX SEX
Male 15,730 50.7% Male   Male 23,130 48.6%
Female 15,276 49.3% Female   Female 24,455 51.4%
 
AGE AGE AGE
Under 5 years 2,996 9.7% Under 5 years   Under 5 years 3,645 7.7%
5 to 19 years 10,659 34.4% 5 to 19 years   5 to 17 years 8,275 17.4%
20 to 64 years 16,243 52.4% 20 to 64 years   18 to 64 years 31,031 65.2%
65 years and over 1,108 3.6% 65 years and over   65 years and over 4,634 9.7%
Median age 23.6 X Median age 30.3 X Median age 34.4 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Head of household 8,300 100.0% Total households 15,493 100.0% Households 18,359 100.0%
Families 7,545 90.9% Families 11,723 75.7% Total families 13,169 71.7%
With own children under 18 years 5,291 63.7% With own children under 18 years 6,547 42.3% With own children under 18 years 6,603 36.0%
Persons per household 3.59 X Persons per household 2.76 X Persons per household 2.58 X
Persons per family   Persons per family 3.01 X
  
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1969 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1979 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1989
Income of families and unrelated individuals 10,453 X Median household income 24,529 X Median household income 45,890 X
Median family income 27,847 X Median family income 51,741 X
Income of persons 3,440 X Per capita income 9,901 X Per capita income 21,518 X
Less than poverty level 5.0% Below poverty level 5.5% Below poverty level 4.1%
  
COMMUTING TO WORK COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 31.7 X Mean minutes traveled to work 30.3 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 21,737 100.0% Workers 16 years and over 26,101 100.0%
Private vehicle 17,934 82.5% Car, truck, or van 22,289 85.4%
Drive alone car 11,786 54.2% Drove alone 18,209 69.8%
Drive alone truck or van 1,483 6.8%
Carpool car 3,905 18.0% Carpooled 4,080 15.6%
Carpool truck or van 760 3.5%  
Public transportation 2,619 12.0% Public transportation 1,988 7.6%
Bus or streetcar   Bus or trolley bus 1,802 6.9%
  Streetcar or trolley car 10 0.0%
Subway or elevated train   Subway or elevated 5 0.0%
Railroad   Railroad 0 0.0%
  Ferryboat 160 0.6%
Taxicab   Taxicab 11 0.0%
Motorcycle   Motorcycle 123 0.5%
Bicycle   Bicycle 189 0.7%
Walked only 381 1.8% Walked 448 1.7%
Other means 476 2.2% Other means 147 0.6%
Worked at home 327 1.5% Working at home 917 3.5%
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                Source: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census

Decennial Census data
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