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Decennial Census data
      1860-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

  1940 Census
Census Data for the year:   TOTAL POPULATION 302,163 100.0%
1930 Total population 284,063      
1920 Total population 216,261    
1910 Total population 150,174  
1900 Total population 66,960 RACE
1890 Total population 48,682   White 287,936 95.3%
1880 Total population 34,555   Non white 14,227 4.7%
1870 Total population 10,500   Negro 8,462 2.8%
1860 Total population 1,543   Other races 5,765 1.9%
  
  COUNTRY OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN WHITE  
    All countries 42,661 100.0%
    England and Wales 4,255 10.0%
Germany 3,682 8.6%
Italy 5,707 13.4%
Spain and Portugal 3,709 8.7%
Asia 565 1.3%
Canada - French 341 0.8%
Canada - other 4,205 9.9%
Mexico 1,565 3.7%
  
SEX
  Male 149,227 49.4%
  Female 152,936 50.6%
 
AGE
  Under 5 years 17,337 5.7%
  5 to 19 years 57,471 19.0%
  20 to 64 years 201,779 66.8%
  65 years and over 25,576 8.5%
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 103,709 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 99,325 95.8%
    Owner occupied 42,593 42.9%
    Tenant occupied 56,732 57.1%
    Vacant 4,069 3.9%
    All dwelling units 1-family detached 61,122 58.9%
Population per occupied dwelling unit 3.04 X
All owner occupied average value dollars 4,414 X
All owner occupied median value dollars 4,012 X
Median gross monthly rent dollars 28.92 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
  Population 25 years and over 202,575 100.0%
  High school 4 years 49,927 24.6%
  College 4 years or more 12,334 6.1%
  
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
  Persons 14 years and over 253,978 100.0%
  In labor force 134,746 53.1%
  Employed 113,972 44.9%
  Seeking work 12,701 5.0%
  Not in labor force 119,232 46.9%
  
EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION
  Employed 113,972 100.0%
  Professional workers 8,334 7.3%
  Semiprofessional workers 1,931 1.7%
  Proprieters, managers, and officials 13,718 12.0%
  Clerical, sales and kindred 30,465 26.7%
  Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 17,478 15.3%
  Operatives and kindred 18,872 16.6%
  Domestic service 2,799 2.5%
  Service except domestic 11,308 9.9%
  Laborers 8,129 7.1%
  Occupation not reported 938 0.8%
 
                Source: 1940 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
      1860-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010



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