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Decennial Census data
      1880-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 11,702 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 58,880 100.0%
In households 10,813 92.4% In households 54,603 92.7%
In group quarters 4,277 7.3%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 10,114 86.4% White 57,891 98.3%
Foreign-born white 1,486 12.7%
Negro 14 0.1% Negro 112 0.2%
Other races 88 0.8% Other races 49 0.1%
Indians 5 0.0% Indian 34 0.1%
Japanese 42 0.4% Japanese 508 0.9%
Chinese 18 0.2% Chinese 121 0.2%
Filipino 165 0.3%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 2,178 18.6%    
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 54,984 93.4%
    Foreign born 3,896 6.6%
  
SEX SEX
Male 6,087 52.0% Male 28,937 49.1%
Female 5,615 48.0% Female 29,943 50.9%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 1,244 10.6% Under 5 years 8,243 14.0%
5 to 17 years 1,995 17.0% 5 to 17 years 15,083 25.6%
18 to 64 years 7,623 65.1% 18 to 64 years 32,157 54.6%
65 years and over 840 7.2% 65 years and over 3,397 5.8%
Median age 28.2 X Median age 26.5 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 3,319 100.0%    
    Families 13,813 100.0%
    With own children under 18 9,836 71.2%
Persons per household 3.26 X Population per household 3.61 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 3,411 100.0% All housing units 16,280 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 3,307 97.0% All occupied units 15,146 93.0%
Owner occupied 2,155 65.2% Owner occupied 11,365 75.0%
Renter occupied 1,152 34.8% Renter occupied 3,781 25.0%
Vacant 101 3.0% Vacant 1,134 7.0%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 9,711 X Median value dollars 16,500 X
Median gross rent dollars 39 X Median gross rent dollars 98 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,721 X Families median income dollars 7,472 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 6,690 100.0% Population 25 years and over 30,718 100.0%
High school 4 years 1,720 25.7% High school 4 years 9,765 31.8%
College 4 years or more 620 9.3% College 4 years or more 3,145 10.2%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 19,258 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 16,040 83.3%
Railroad, subway or elevated 368 1.9%
Bus or streetcar 545 2.8%
Walked to work 739 3.8%
Other means 389 2.0%
Worked at home 299 1.6%
Not reported 878 4.6%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 4,200 100.0% Employed 19,356 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 438 10.4% Professional, technical, and kindred 3,614 18.7%
Farmers and farm managers 46 1.1% Farmers and farm managers 50 0.3%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 334 8.0% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 1,424 7.4%
Clerical and kindred 555 13.2% Clerical and kindred 3,070 15.9%
Sales 336 8.0% Sales 1,421 7.3%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 653 15.5% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 3,514 18.2%
Operatives and kindred 911 21.7% Operatives and kindred 2,992 15.5%
Private household workers 39 0.9% Private household workers 263 1.4%
Service workers, except private household 394 9.4% Service workers, except private household 1,271 6.6%
Farm laborers 111 2.6% Farm laborers and farm foremen 94 0.5%
Laborers, except farm and mine 349 8.3% Laborers, except farm and mine 686 3.5%
Occupation not reported 34 0.8% Occupation not reported 957 4.9%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 1,101 5.7%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 6,650
1930 Total population 6,302
1920 Total population 5,220
1910 Total population 4,348
1900 Total population 3,650
1890 Total population 2,891
1880 Total population 2,416
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
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