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      1900-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 55,966 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 55,225 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 55,900 100.0%
  
RACE RACE RACE
White 51,902 92.7% White 49,855 90.3% White 47,545 85.1%
Negro 1,469 2.6% Black 1,260 2.3% Black 1,658 3.0%
Indian 123 0.2% American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 137 0.2% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 86 0.2%
Eskimo 0 0.0% Eskimo 0 0.0%
Aleut 0 0.0% Aleut 0 0.0%
Asian and Pacific Islander 3,382 6.1% Asian or Pacific Islander 5,846 10.5%
Asian 5,738 10.3%
Japanese 950 1.7% Japanese 1,250 2.3% Japanese 1,529 2.7%
Chinese 1,001 1.8% Chinese 1,516 2.7% Chinese 2,812 5.0%
Filipino 218 0.4% Filipino 259 0.5% Filipino 391 0.7%
Korean 42 0.1% Korean 294 0.5%
Asian Indian 180 0.3% Asian Indian 492 0.9%
Vietnamese 14 0.0% Vietnamese 41 0.1%
Cambodian 0 0.0%
Hmong 0 0.0%
Laotian 0 0.0%
Thai 0 0.0%
Other Asian 179 0.3%
Pacific Islander 108 0.2%
Polynesian 108 0.2%
Hawaiian 66 0.1% Hawaiian 86 0.2%
Samoan 0 0.0% Samoan 4 0.0%
Tongan 8 0.0%
Other Polynesian 0 0.0%
Guamanian 4 0.0% Micronesian -- Guamanian 0 0.0%
Micronesian -- Other 0 0.0%
Melanesian 0 0.0%
Other Asian and Pacific Islander 51 0.1% Pacific Islander Not Specified 10 0.0%
All other 303 0.5% Race, n.e.c. 591 1.1% Other Race 765 1.4%
  
PERSONS OF SPANISH ORIGIN OR DESCENT 1,378 2.5% SPANISH ORIGIN 2,164 3.9% TOTAL HISPANIC 2,906 5.2%
  
SEX SEX SEX
Male 26,860 48.0% Male 26,432 47.9% Male 27,278 48.8%
Female 29,106 52.0% Female 28,793 52.1% Female 28,622 51.2%
 
AGE AGE AGE
Under 5 years 3,205 5.7% Under 5 years 2,192 4.0% Under 5 years 2,764 4.9%
5 to 19 years 14,310 25.6% 5 to 19 years 10,262 18.6% 5 to 17 years 6,999 12.5%
20 to 64 years 32,662 58.4% 20 to 64 years 35,393 64.1% 18 to 64 years 37,390 66.9%
65 years and over 5,789 10.3% 65 years and over 7,378 13.4% 65 years and over 8,747 15.6%
Median age 31.6 X Median age 35.2 X Median age 38.4 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Head of household 20,546 100.0% Total households 23,102 100.0% Households 24,700 100.0%
Families 14,207 69.1% Families 13,594 58.8% Total families 13,835 56.0%
With own children under 18 years 7,483 36.4% With own children under 18 years 6,291 27.2% With own children under 18 years 5,526 22.4%
Persons per household 2.67 X Persons per household 2.33 X Persons per household 2.23 X
Persons per family 2.93 X Persons per family 2.85 X
  
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1969 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1979 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1989
Income of families and unrelated individuals 10,400 X Median household income 24,743 X Median household income 55,333 X
Median family income 31,796 X Median family income 68,790 X
Income of persons 5,282 X Per capita income 12,799 X Per capita income 32,489 X
Less than poverty level 6.7% Below poverty level 6.0% Below poverty level 4.6%
  
COMMUTING TO WORK COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18.2 X Mean minutes traveled to work 19.0 X
Mean travel time to work for workers traveling 45 or more minutes 62.3 X
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over 29,725 100.0% Workers 16 years and over 31,720 100.0%
Private vehicle 22,576 75.9% Car, truck, or van 25,778 81.3%
Drive alone car 18,316 61.6% Drove alone 23,917 75.4%
Drive alone truck or van 1,273 4.3%
Carpool car 2,772 9.3% Carpooled 1,861 5.9%
Carpool truck or van 215 0.7%  
Public transportation 1,237 4.2% Public transportation 796 2.5%
Bus or streetcar 560 1.9% Bus or trolley bus 303 1.0%
  Streetcar or trolley car 8 0.0%
Subway or elevated train 34 0.1% Subway or elevated 22 0.1%
Railroad 637 2.1% Railroad 451 1.4%
  Ferryboat 4 0.0%
Taxicab 6 0.0% Taxicab 8 0.0%
Motorcycle 346 1.2% Motorcycle 170 0.5%
Bicycle 3,242 10.9% Bicycle 1,827 5.8%
Walked only 1,153 3.9% Walked 1,270 4.0%
Other means 233 0.8% Other means 130 0.4%
Worked at home 938 3.2% Working at home 1,749 5.5%
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                Source: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census

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