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Decennial Census data
      1870-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 95,280 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 204,196 100.0%
In households 90,168 94.6% In households 198,728 97.3%
In group quarters 5,468 2.7%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 82,773 86.9% White 197,403 96.7%
Foreign-born white 10,458 11.0%
Negro 591 0.6% Negro 1,955 1.0%
Other races 1,458 1.5% Other races 212 0.1%
Indians 45 0.0% Indian 350 0.2%
Japanese 872 0.9% Japanese 2,946 1.4%
Chinese 192 0.2% Chinese 585 0.3%
Filipino 745 0.4%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 10,857 11.4%    
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 186,766 91.5%
    Foreign born 17,430 8.5%
  
SEX SEX
Male 45,799 48.1% Male 100,371 49.2%
Female 49,481 51.9% Female 103,825 50.8%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 8,708 9.1% Under 5 years 27,536 13.5%
5 to 17 years 15,200 16.0% 5 to 17 years 45,327 22.2%
18 to 64 years 61,636 64.7% 18 to 64 years 115,734 56.7%
65 years and over 9,736 10.2% 65 years and over 15,599 7.6%
Median age 32.7 X Median age 26.5 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 29,757 100.0%    
    Families 50,813 100.0%
    With own children under 18 31,081 61.2%
Persons per household 3.03 X Population per household 3.19 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 30,867 100.0% All housing units 68,890 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 29,725 96.3% All occupied units 62,312 90.5%
Owner occupied 18,673 62.8% Owner occupied 39,568 63.5%
Renter occupied 11,052 37.2% Renter occupied 22,744 36.5%
Vacant 1,086 3.5% Vacant 6,578 9.5%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 10,233 X Median value dollars 16,300 X
Median gross rent dollars 41 X Median gross rent dollars 90 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,709 X Families median income dollars 6,949 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 59,345 100.0% Population 25 years and over 107,154 100.0%
High school 4 years 13,700 23.1% High school 4 years 28,128 26.3%
College 4 years or more 5,510 9.3% College 4 years or more 12,085 11.3%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 73,368 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 57,026 77.7%
Railroad, subway or elevated 715 1.0%
Bus or streetcar 4,293 5.9%
Walked to work 3,882 5.3%
Other means 1,703 2.3%
Worked at home 1,710 2.3%
Not reported 4,039 5.5%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 35,271 100.0% Employed 74,433 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 4,014 11.4% Professional, technical, and kindred 11,962 16.1%
Farmers and farm managers 306 0.9% Farmers and farm managers 323 0.4%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 4,434 12.6% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 6,247 8.4%
Clerical and kindred 4,924 14.0% Clerical and kindred 12,524 16.8%
Sales 3,717 10.5% Sales 6,233 8.4%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 5,355 15.2% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 11,158 15.0%
Operatives and kindred 5,673 16.1% Operatives and kindred 11,094 14.9%
Private household workers 583 1.7% Private household workers 1,237 1.7%
Service workers, except private household 3,205 9.1% Service workers, except private household 5,921 8.0%
Farm laborers 605 1.7% Farm laborers and farm foremen 611 0.8%
Laborers, except farm and mine 2,178 6.2% Laborers, except farm and mine 3,237 4.3%
Occupation not reported 277 0.8% Occupation not reported 3,886 5.2%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 6,209 8.3%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 68,457
1930 Total population 57,651
1920 Total population 39,642
1910 Total population 28,946
1900 Total population 21,500
1890 Total population 18,060
1880 Total population 12,567
1870 Total population 9,089
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
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