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      1910-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 99,545 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 71,854 100.0%
In households 98,460 98.9% In households 71,516 99.5%
In group quarters 338 0.5%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 80,316 80.7% White 56,066 78.0%
Foreign-born white 5,013 5.0%
Negro 13,374 13.4% Negro 14,388 20.0%
Other races 842 0.8% Other races 86 0.1%
Indians 73 0.1% Indian 162 0.2%
Japanese 265 0.3% Japanese 623 0.9%
Chinese 169 0.2% Chinese 285 0.4%
Filipino 244 0.3%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 4,282 4.3% WHITE, SPANISH SURNAME 5,050 7.0%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 67,710 94.2%
    Foreign born 4,144 5.8%
  
SEX SEX
Male 49,732 50.0% Male 35,309 49.1%
Female 49,813 50.0% Female 36,545 50.9%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 16,259 16.3% Under 5 years 8,182 11.4%
5 to 17 years 21,015 21.1% 5 to 17 years 18,465 25.7%
18 to 64 years 59,014 59.3% 18 to 64 years 40,497 56.4%
65 years and over 3,257 3.3% 65 years and over 4,710 6.6%
Median age 25.9 X Median age 28.9 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 28,445 100.0%    
    Families 18,935 100.0%
    With own children under 18 11,062 58.4%
Persons per household 3.46 X Population per household 3.23 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 31,201 100.0% All housing units 23,130 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 28,402 91.0% All occupied units 22,113 95.6%
Owner occupied 10,625 37.4% Owner occupied 14,252 64.5%
Renter occupied 17,777 62.6% Renter occupied 7,861 35.5%
Vacant 2,799 9.0% Vacant 1,017 4.4%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 8,977 X Median value dollars 13,000 X
Median gross rent dollars 32 X Median gross rent dollars 80 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,536 X Families median income dollars 6,851 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 51,335 100.0% Population 25 years and over 39,257 100.0%
High school 4 years 14,125 27.5% High school 4 years 10,662 27.2%
College 4 years or more 2,980 5.8% College 4 years or more 2,437 6.2%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 25,995 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 20,966 80.7%
Railroad, subway or elevated 13 0.1%
Bus or streetcar 1,669 6.4%
Walked to work 1,311 5.0%
Other means 460 1.8%
Worked at home 615 2.4%
Not reported 961 3.7%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 32,555 100.0% Employed 26,505 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 2,761 8.5% Professional, technical, and kindred 2,583 9.7%
Farmers and farm managers 28 0.1% Farmers and farm managers 17 0.1%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 2,424 7.4% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 1,806 6.8%
Clerical and kindred 4,719 14.5% Clerical and kindred 4,418 16.7%
Sales 2,478 7.6% Sales 1,750 6.6%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 6,522 20.0% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 4,543 17.1%
Operatives and kindred 6,911 21.2% Operatives and kindred 5,336 20.1%
Private household workers 647 2.0% Private household workers 796 3.0%
Service workers, except private household 2,886 8.9% Service workers, except private household 2,306 8.7%
Farm laborers 56 0.2% Farm laborers and farm foremen 50 0.2%
Laborers, except farm and mine 2,902 8.9% Laborers, except farm and mine 1,604 6.1%
Occupation not reported 221 0.7% Occupation not reported 1,296 4.9%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 1,703 6.4%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 23,642
1930 Total population 20,093
1920 Total population 16,843
1910 Total population 6,802
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
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