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

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 26,038 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 60,877 100.0%
In households 22,098 84.9% In households 58,821 96.6%
In group quarters 2,056 3.4%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 22,108 84.9% White 48,947 80.4%
Foreign-born white 1,542 5.9%
Negro 1,513 5.8% Negro 10,053 16.5%
Other races 875 3.4% Other races 124 0.2%
Indians 25 0.1% Indian 63 0.1%
Japanese 7 0.0% Japanese 84 0.1%
Chinese 145 0.6% Chinese 314 0.5%
Filipino 1,292 2.1%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 454 1.7% WHITE, SPANISH SURNAME 2,095 3.4%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 57,432 94.3%
    Foreign born 3,445 5.7%
  
SEX SEX
Male 14,549 55.9% Male 30,953 50.8%
Female 11,489 44.1% Female 29,924 49.2%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 2,387 9.2% Under 5 years 6,667 11.0%
5 to 17 years 3,414 13.1% 5 to 17 years 14,789 24.3%
18 to 64 years 18,434 70.8% 18 to 64 years 34,960 57.4%
65 years and over 1,803 6.9% 65 years and over 4,461 7.3%
Median age 31.2 X Median age 29.6 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 7,977 100.0%    
    Families 15,725 100.0%
    With own children under 18 8,765 55.7%
Persons per household 2.77 X Population per household 3.11 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 8,922 100.0% All housing units 20,215 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 8,031 90.0% All occupied units 18,887 93.4%
Owner occupied 3,339 41.6% Owner occupied 11,814 62.6%
Renter occupied 4,692 58.4% Renter occupied 7,073 37.4%
Vacant 868 9.7% Vacant 1,328 6.6%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 11,157 X Median value dollars 12,400 X
Median gross rent dollars 38 X Median gross rent dollars 66 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,632 X Families median income dollars 6,606 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 16,070 100.0% Population 25 years and over 33,469 100.0%
High school 4 years 4,630 28.8% High school 4 years 10,103 30.2%
College 4 years or more 1,040 6.5% College 4 years or more 2,058 6.1%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 22,519 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 17,915 79.6%
Railroad, subway or elevated 0 0.0%
Bus or streetcar 637 2.8%
Walked to work 1,100 4.9%
Other means 472 2.1%
Worked at home 1,747 7.8%
Not reported 648 2.9%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 8,532 100.0% Employed 20,611 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 823 9.6% Professional, technical, and kindred 2,537 12.3%
Farmers and farm managers 3 0.0% Farmers and farm managers 28 0.1%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 877 10.3% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 1,691 8.2%
Clerical and kindred 1,179 13.8% Clerical and kindred 3,259 15.8%
Sales 634 7.4% Sales 1,219 5.9%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 2,045 24.0% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 4,256 20.6%
Operatives and kindred 1,164 13.6% Operatives and kindred 2,777 13.5%
Private household workers 141 1.7% Private household workers 642 3.1%
Service workers, except private household 1,002 11.7% Service workers, except private household 2,013 9.8%
Farm laborers 17 0.2% Farm laborers and farm foremen 44 0.2%
Laborers, except farm and mine 555 6.5% Laborers, except farm and mine 1,155 5.6%
Occupation not reported 92 1.1% Occupation not reported 990 4.8%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 1,624 7.9%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 20,072
1930 Total population 16,072
1920 Total population 21,107
1910 Total population 11,340
1900 Total population 7,965
1890 Total population 6,343
1880 Total population 5,987
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

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