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

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 2,420 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 9,903 100.0%
    In households 9,844 99.4%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 2,217 91.6% White 9,746 98.4%
Foreign-born white 202 8.3%
Negro 1 0.0% Negro 31 0.3%
Other races 0 0.0% Other races 126 1.3%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 9,172 92.6%
    Foreign born 731 7.4%
  
SEX SEX
Male 1,194 49.3% Male 4,841 48.9%
Female 1,226 50.7% Female 5,062 51.1%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 250 10.3% Under 5 years 1,189 12.0%
    5 to 19 years 2,656 26.8%
5 to 64 years 1,954 80.7% 20 to 64 years 5,334 53.9%
65 years and over 216 8.9% 65 years and over 724 7.3%
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 842 100.0% All housing units 3,272 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 805 95.6% All occupied units 3,094 94.6%
Owner occupied 513 63.7% Owner occupied 2,128 68.8%
Renter occupied 292 36.3% Renter occupied 966 31.2%
Vacant 37 4.4% Vacant 178 5.4%
Average value of 1-unit structures dollars 10,641 X Median value dollars 19,000 X
Average contract rent dollars 49 X Median gross rent dollars 102 X
  
  INCOME IN 1959
    Families median income dollars 8,465 X
  
  YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
    Population 25 years and over 5,641 100.0%
    High school 4 years 1,703 30.2%
    College 4 years or more 1,211 21.5%
  
  OCCUPATION
    Employed 3,703 100.0%
    Professional, technical, and kindred 815 22.0%
    Farmers and farm managers 17 0.5%
    Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 464 12.5%
    Clerical and kindred 553 14.9%
    Sales 449 12.1%
    Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 433 11.7%
    Operatives and kindred 296 8.0%
    Private household workers 54 1.5%
    Service workers, except private household 319 8.6%
    Farm laborers and farm foremen 4 0.1%
    Laborers, except farm and mine 90 2.4%
    Occupation not reported 209 5.6%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 1,578
1930 Total population 1,014
1920 Total population 538
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

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



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