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Decennial Census data
      1860-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010         More Census Bureau data here
                 
  Census 2000   Census 2010   2006-2010 ACS*
TOTAL POPULATION 54,548 100.0%   57,941 100.0%   56,689 100.0%
In households 53,808 98.6%   57,217 98.8%      
In group quarters 740 1.4%   724 1.2%      
           
RACE          
White 45,906 84.2%   46,566 80.4%      
Black or African American 632 1.2%   801 1.4%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 294 0.5%   353 0.6%      
Asian 2,135 3.9%   2,607 4.5%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 93 0.2%   129 0.2%      
Some other race 3,317 6.1%   5,103 8.8%      
Two or more races 2,171 4.0%   2,382 4.1%      
           
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE          
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 7,985 14.6%   12,453 21.5%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 46,563 85.4%   45,488 78.5%      
White 41,996 77.0%   40,226 69.4%      
Black or African American 581 1.1%   719 1.2%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 173 0.3%   198 0.3%      
Asian 2,089 3.9%   2,550 4.4%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 85 0.2%   119 0.2%      
Some other race 100 0.2%   111 0.2%      
Two or more races 1,539 2.8%   1,565 2.7%      
           
SEX          
Male 26,661 48.9%   28,429 49.1%      
Female 27,887 51.1%   29,512 50.9%      
           
AGE          
Under 5 years 3,612 6.6%   3,464 6.0%      
5 to 17 years 10,666 19.2%   9,991 17.2%      
18 to 64 years 34,243 62.8%   36,903 63.7%      
65 years and over 6,027 11.0%   7,583 13.1%      
Median age 37.1 X   40.3 X      
           
HOUSEHOLDS          
Total households 19,932 100.0%   21,737 100.0%      
Family households 14,014 70.3%   14,701 67.6%      
Families with children under 18 7,288 36.6%   7,012 32.3%      
Average household size 2.70 X   2.63 X      
Average family size 3.16 X   3.14 X      
           
HOUSING OCCUPANCY          
Total housing units 20,304 100.0%   22,736 100.0%   22,382 100.0%
Occupied housing units 19,932 98.2%   21,737 95.6%   21,245 94.9%
Owner-occupied housing units 13,964 70.1%   14,159 65.1%   14,545 68.5%
Renter-occupied housing units 5,968 29.9%   7,578 34.9%   6,700 31.5%
Vacant housing units 372 1.8%   999 4.4%   1,137 5.1%
1 unit, detached housing 14,760 72.6%   16,116 72.0%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 289,500 X         541,100 X
Median gross rent (dollars) 946 X         1,347 X
       
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS      
Native 46,679 85.6%         45,900 81.0%
Foreign born 7,859 14.4%         10,789 19.0%
Naturalized citizen 3,087 5.7%         4,312 7.6%
Not a citizen 4,772 8.7%         6,477 11.4%
       
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999        
Median household income (dollars) 61,679 X         73,284 X
Median family income (dollars) 71,158 X         88,665 X
Per capita income (dollars) 27,087 X         34,159 X
Individuals in poverty 3,245 6.0%         4,240 7.5%
       
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT      
Population 25 and over 36,376 100.0%         39,039 100.0%
High school graduate 7,022 19.3%           21.1%
Bachelor's degree 7,553 20.8%           23.0%
Graduate or professional degree 3,401 9.3%           10.3%
       
COMMUTING TO WORK      
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 33.8 X         29.4 X
       
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER      
Total 27,600 100.0%         28,616 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 23,714 85.9%         24,427 85.4%
Drove alone 19,899 72.1%         20,967 73.3%
Carpooled 3,815 13.8%         3,460 12.1%
Public transportation (Census 2000 includes taxicabs, ACS excludes them) 1,385 5.0%         1,059 3.7%
Bus or trolley bus 1,346 4.9%         1,032 3.6%
Streetcar or trolley car 16 0.1%         0 0.0%
Subway or elevated 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Railroad 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Ferryboat 20 0.1%         27 0.1%
Taxicab 3 0.0%         6 0.0%
Motorcycle 51 0.2%         37 0.1%
Bicycle 245 0.9%         422 1.5%
Walked 714 2.6%         735 2.6%
Other means 198 0.7%         247 0.9%
Worked at home 1,293 4.7%         1,683 5.9%
         
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION        
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 28,162 100.0%         29,495 100.0%
Management, professional and related 10,287 36.5%         10,561 35.8%
Service 4,116 14.6%         5,337 18.1%
Sales and office 7,880 28.0%         7,954 27.0%
Farming, fishing & forestry 175 0.6%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 2,773 9.8%         3,146 10.7%
Production, transportation, and material moving 2,931 10.4%         2,497 8.5%
       
CLASS OF WORKER          
Self-employed workers 2,749 9.8%         3,184 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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