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Decennial Census data
      1920-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 9,829 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 52,898 100.0%
    In households 52,781 99.8%
In group quarters 117 0.2%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 8,625 87.8% White 52,020 98.3%
Foreign-born white 1,100 11.2%
Negro 22 0.2% Negro 34 0.1%
Other races 82 0.8% Other races 41 0.1%
    Indian 30 0.1%
    Japanese 39 0.7%
    Chinese 235 0.4%
Filipino 149 0.3%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 49,172 93.0%
    Foreign born 3,726 7.0%
  
SEX SEX
Male 4,901 49.9% Male 26,424 50.0%
Female 4,928 50.1% Female 26,474 50.0%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 1,278 13.0% Under 5 years 8,190 15.5%
5 to 19 years 3,510 35.7% 5 to 17 years 14,643 27.7%
20 to 64 years 3,606 36.7% 18 to 64 years 28,314 53.5%
65 years and over 1,435 14.6% 65 years and over 1,751 3.3%
    Median age 24.9 X
  
  HOUSEHOLDS
       
    Families 13,286 100.0%
    With own children under 18 9,796 73.7%
    Population per household 3.65 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 3,186 100.0% All housing units 15,236 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 2,903 91.1% All occupied units 14,478 95.0%
Owner occupied 1,940 66.8% Owner occupied 10,567 73.0%
Renter occupied 963 33.2% Renter occupied 3,911 27.0%
Vacant 280 8.8% Vacant 758 5.0%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 9,105 X Median value dollars 17,300 X
Median gross rent dollars 45 X Median gross rent dollars 107 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,632 X Families median income dollars 7,937 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 5,315 100.0% Population 25 years and over 26,352 100.0%
High school 4 years 1,510 26.9% High school 4 years 8,562 32.5%
College 4 years or more 335 6.0% College 4 years or more 3,441 13.1%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 18,851 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 16,087 85.3%
Railroad, subway or elevated 547 2.9%
Bus or streetcar 108 0.6%
Walked to work 869 4.6%
Other means 383 2.0%
Worked at home 291 1.5%
Not reported 566 3.0%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 3,284 100.0% Employed 18,415 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 283 8.6% Professional, technical, and kindred 3,656 19.9%
Farmers and farm managers 36 1.1% Farmers and farm managers 77 0.4%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 255 7.8% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 1,344 7.3%
Clerical and kindred 363 11.1% Clerical and kindred 3,016 16.4%
Sales 223 6.8% Sales 1,316 7.1%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 752 22.9% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 3,444 18.7%
Operatives and kindred 712 21.7% Operatives and kindred 2,856 15.5%
Private household workers 25 0.8% Private household workers 297 1.6%
Service workers, except private household 251 7.6% Service workers, except private household 1,191 6.5%
Farm laborers 68 2.1% Farm laborers and farm foremen 108 0.6%
Laborers, except farm and mine 266 8.1% Laborers, except farm and mine 509 2.8%
Occupation not reported 50 1.5% Occupation not reported 601 3.3%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 953 5.2%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 4,373
1930 Total population 3,094
1920 Total population 1,675
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
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