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Decennial Census data
      1900-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 25,475 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 52,287 100.0%
In households 24,923 97.8% In households 51,846 99.2%
In group quarters 441 0.8%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 22,166 87.0% White 49,894 95.4%
Foreign-born white 2,332 9.2%
Negro 542 2.1% Negro 847 1.6%
Other races 435 1.7% Other races 89 0.2%
Indians 2 0.0% Indian 28 0.1%
Japanese 229 0.9% Japanese 776 1.5%
Chinese 167 0.7% Chinese 555 1.1%
Filipino 98 0.2%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 452 1.8%    
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 47,450 90.7%
    Foreign born 4,837 9.3%
  
SEX SEX
Male 11,834 46.5% Male 24,848 47.5%
Female 13,641 53.5% Female 27,439 52.5%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 2,378 9.3% Under 5 years 5,283 10.1%
5 to 17 years 4,213 16.5% 5 to 17 years 13,508 25.8%
18 to 64 years 15,864 62.3% 18 to 64 years 28,414 54.3%
65 years and over 3,020 11.9% 65 years and over 5,082 9.7%
Median age 34.5 X Median age 31.5 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 8,427 100.0%    
    Families 13,217 100.0%
    With own children under 18 8,231 62.3%
Persons per household 2.96 X Population per household 3.07 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 8,835 100.0% All housing units 17,665 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 8,478 96.0% All occupied units 16,896 95.6%
Owner occupied 5,654 66.7% Owner occupied 11,286 66.8%
Renter occupied 2,824 33.3% Renter occupied 5,610 33.2%
Vacant 333 3.8% Vacant 769 4.4%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 13,835 X Median value dollars 21,100 X
Median gross rent dollars 56 X Median gross rent dollars 106 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 4,657 X Families median income dollars 9,132 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 16,740 100.0% Population 25 years and over 30,123 100.0%
High school 4 years 4,475 26.7% High school 4 years 7,246 24.1%
College 4 years or more 4,510 26.9% College 4 years or more 9,951 33.0%
   
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 20,316 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 15,099 74.3%
Railroad, subway or elevated 1,416 7.0%
Bus or streetcar 379 1.9%
Walked to work 1,034 5.1%
Other means 754 3.7%
Worked at home 745 3.7%
Not reported 889 4.4%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 9,897 100.0% Employed 20,672 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 2,445 24.7% Professional, technical, and kindred 6,420 31.1%
Farmers and farm managers 40 0.4% Farmers and farm managers 95 0.5%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 1,475 14.9% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 2,601 12.6%
Clerical and kindred 1,469 14.8% Clerical and kindred 3,521 17.0%
Sales 1,022 10.3% Sales 1,740 8.4%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 1,022 10.3% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 1,825 8.8%
Operatives and kindred 655 6.6% Operatives and kindred 1,298 6.3%
Private household workers 547 5.5% Private household workers 647 3.1%
Service workers, except private household 750 7.6% Service workers, except private household 1,143 5.5%
Farm laborers 39 0.4% Farm laborers and farm foremen 60 0.3%
Laborers, except farm and mine 352 3.6% Laborers, except farm and mine 495 2.4%
Occupation not reported 81 0.8% Occupation not reported 827 4.0%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 1,959 9.5%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 16,774
1930 Total population 13,652
1920 Total population 5,900
1910 Total population 4,486
1900 Total population 1,658
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
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