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Decennial Census data
      1970-1990  |   2000-2010         More Census Bureau data here
                 
  Census 2000   Census 2010   2006-2010 ACS*
TOTAL POPULATION 4,462 100.0%   4,353 100.0%   4,283 100.0%
In households 4,392 98.4%   4,309 99.0%      
In group quarters 70 1.6%   44 1.0%      
 
RACE
White 4,146 92.9%   3,960 91.0%      
Black or African American 18 0.4%   12 0.3%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 11 0.2%   5 0.1%      
Asian 178 4.0%   242 5.6%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%   1 0.0%      
Some other race 43 1.0%   29 0.7%      
Two or more races 64 1.4%   104 2.4%      
 
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 149 3.3%   175 4.0%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,313 96.7%   4,178 96.0%      
White 4,053 90.8%   3,841 88.2%      
Black or African American 18 0.4%   12 0.3%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 3 0.1%   1 0.0%      
Asian 178 4.0%   242 5.6%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%   1 0.0%      
Some other race 7 0.2%   0 0.0%      
Two or more races 53 1.2%   81 1.9%      
 
SEX
Male 2,195 49.2%   2,159 49.6%      
Female 2,267 50.8%   2,194 50.4%      
 
AGE
Under 5 years 223 5.0%   175 4.0%      
5 to 17 years 798 17.9%   826 19.0%      
18 to 64 years 2,503 56.1%   2,179 50.1%      
65 years and over 938 21.0%   1,173 26.9%      
Median age 47.5 X   51.3 X      
 
HOUSEHOLDS
Total households 1,700 100.0%   1,746 100.0%      
Family households 1,269 74.6%   1,254 71.8%      
Families with children under 18 506 29.8%   495 28.4%      
Average household size 2.58 X   2.47 X      
Average family size 2.93 X   2.93 X      
 
HOUSING OCCUPANCY
Total housing units 1,772 100.0%   1,895 100.0%   1,800 100.0%
Occupied housing units 1,700 95.9%   1,746 92.1%   1,686 93.7%
Owner-occupied housing units 1,443 84.9%   1,392 79.7%   1,211 71.8%
Renter-occupied housing units 257 15.1%   354 20.3%   475 28.2%
Vacant housing units 72 4.1%   149 7.9%   114 6.3%
1 unit, detached housing 1,510 83.5%   1,456 80.9%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 1,000,000+ X         1,000,000+ X
Median gross rent (dollars) 2,000+ X         2,000+ X
 
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS
Native 4,047 87.6%         3,767 88.0%
Foreign born 575 12.4%         516 12.0%
Naturalized citizen 408 8.8%         364 8.5%
Not a citizen 167 3.6%         152 3.5%
 
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999
Median household income (dollars) 158,217 X         167,227 X
Median family income (dollars) 180,893 X         204,766 X
Per capita income (dollars) 99,621 X         118,091 X
Individuals in poverty 104 2.3%         77 1.8%
 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 and over 3,319 100.0%         3,140 100.0%
High school graduate 152 4.6%           3.7%
Bachelor's degree 1,209 36.4%           34.9%
Graduate or professional degree 1,361 41.0%           51.2%
 
COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.1 X         24.4 X
 
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER
Total 1,974 100.0%         1,401 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 1,685 85.4%         1,056 75.4%
Drove alone 1,576 79.8%         1,043 74.4%
Carpooled 109 5.5%         13 0.9%
Public transportation 0 0.0%         21 1.5%
Bus or trolley bus 0 0.0%         21 1.5%
Streetcar or trolley car 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Subway or elevated 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Railroad 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Ferryboat 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Taxicab 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Motorcycle 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Bicycle 0 0.0%         11 0.8%
Walked 69 3.5%         84 6.0%
Other means 0 0.0%         0 0.0%
Worked at home 220 11.1%         229 16.3%
   
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION  
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 2,008 100.0%         1,476 100.0%
Management, professional and related 1,442 71.8%         1,093 74.1%
Service 108 5.4%         68 4.6%
Sales and office 387 19.3%         253 17.1%
Farming, fishing & forestry 7 0.3%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 32 1.6%         46 3.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving 32 1.6%         16 1.1%
 
CLASS OF WORKER            
Self-employed workers 264 13.1%         277 18.8%
 
 
                Source: Census 2000 SF1, SF3, DP1-DP4, 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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