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Decennial Census data
      1900-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010         More Census Bureau data here
                 
  Census 2000   Census 2010   2006-2010 ACS*
TOTAL POPULATION 58,598 100.0%   64,403 100.0%   62,486 100.0%
In households 57,930 98.9%   63,820 99.1%      
In group quarters 668 1.1%   583 0.9%      
           
RACE          
White 44,391 75.8%   41,359 64.2%      
Black or African American 1,184 2.0%   1,197 1.9%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 122 0.2%   121 0.2%      
Asian 10,090 17.2%   17,461 27.1%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 84 0.1%   142 0.2%      
Some other race 827 1.4%   1,426 2.2%      
Two or more races 1,900 3.2%   2,697 4.2%      
           
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE          
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 2,722 4.6%   3,974 6.2%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 55,876 95.4%   60,429 93.8%      
White 42,682 72.8%   39,052 60.6%      
Black or African American 1,166 2.0%   1,131 1.8%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 88 0.2%   65 0.1%      
Asian 10,056 17.2%   17,404 27.0%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 81 0.1%   135 0.2%      
Some other race 183 0.3%   254 0.4%      
Two or more races 1,620 2.8%   2,388 3.7%      
           
SEX          
Male 28,671 48.9%   31,490 48.9%      
Female 29,927 51.1%   32,913 51.1%      
           
AGE          
Under 5 years 2,970 5.1%   3,506 5.4%      
5 to 17 years 9,436 16.1%   11,573 18.0%      
18 to 64 years 37,052 63.2%   38,318 59.5%      
65 years and over 9,140 15.6%   11,006 17.1%      
Median age 40.2 X   41.9 X      
           
HOUSEHOLDS          
Total households 25,216 100.0%   26,493 100.0%      
Family households 14,593 57.9%   16,477 62.2%      
Families with children under 18 6,861 27.2%   8,359 31.6%      
Average household size 2.30 X   2.41 X      
Average family size 2.95 X   3.04 X      
           
HOUSING OCCUPANCY          
Total housing units 26,048 100.0%   28,216 100.0%   26,990 100.0%
Occupied housing units 25,216 96.8%   26,493 93.9%   25,486 94.4%
Owner-occupied housing units 14,420 57.2%   14,766 55.7%   14,777 58.0%
Renter-occupied housing units 10,796 42.8%   11,727 44.3%   10,709 42.0%
Vacant housing units 832 3.2%   1,723 6.1%   1,504 5.6%
1 unit, detached housing 15,387 58.8%   15,624 57.9%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 811,800 X         1,000,000+ X
Median gross rent (dollars) 1,349 X         1,654 X
       
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS      
Native 43,210 73.5%         42,542 68.1%
Foreign born 15,573 26.5%         19,944 31.9%
Naturalized citizen 6,768 11.5%         10,400 16.6%
Not a citizen 8,805 15.0%         9,544 15.3%
       
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999        
Median household income (dollars) 90,377 X         120,670 X
Median family income (dollars) 117,574 X         161,670 X
Per capita income (dollars) 56,257 X         70,242 X
Individuals in poverty 2,801 4.8%         3,547 5.7%
       
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT      
Population 25 and over 43,566 100.0%         44,574 100.0%
High school graduate 2,428 5.6%           5.4%
Bachelor's degree 13,658 31.4%           30.6%
Graduate or professional degree 18,748 43.0%           48.7%
       
COMMUTING TO WORK      
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 21.0 X         21.8 X
       
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER      
Total 30,950 100.0%         29,186 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 24,959 80.6%         21,498 73.7%
Drove alone 23,073 74.5%         19,655 67.3%
Carpooled 1,886 6.1%         1,843 6.3%
Public transportation (Census 2000 includes taxicabs, ACS excludes them) 1,064 3.4%         1,328 4.6%
Bus or trolley bus 415 1.3%         544 1.9%
Streetcar or trolley car 23 0.1%         28 0.1%
Subway or elevated 37 0.1%         43 0.1%
Railroad 572 1.8%         713 2.4%
Ferryboat 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Taxicab 17 0.1%         13 0.0%
Motorcycle 76 0.2%         127 0.4%
Bicycle 1,742 5.6%         1,998 6.8%
Walked 997 3.2%         1,555 5.3%
Other means 78 0.3%         163 0.6%
Worked at home 2,034 6.6%         2,504 8.6%
         
DETAILED PLACE TO PLACE COMMUTING (in Excel)        
           
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION          
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 31,369 100.0%         30,047 100.0%
Management, professional and related 23,839 76.0%         23,316 77.6%
Service 1,493 4.8%         1,975 6.6%
Sales and office 4,638 14.8%         3,681 12.3%
Farming, fishing & forestry 9 0.0%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 624 2.0%         398 1.3%
Production, transportation, and material moving 766 2.4%         677 2.3%
       
CLASS OF WORKER          
Self-employed workers 3,126 10.0%         3,235 10.8%
 
 
                Source: Census 2000 SF1, SF3, DP1-DP4, CTPP, Census 2010 DP-1, American Community Survey 2006-2010
 
                      * Go to tables in American Factfinder to view information on methodology and margins of error
 

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