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Decennial Census data
      1860-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010         More Census Bureau data here
                 
  Census 2000   Census 2010   2006-2010 ACS*
TOTAL POPULATION 1,443,741 100.0%   1,510,271 100.0%   1,477,980 100.0%
In households 1,416,006 98.1%   1,472,829 97.5%      
In group quarters 27,735 1.9%   37,442 2.5%      
   
RACE  
White 704,334 48.8%   649,122 43.0%      
Black or African American 215,598 14.9%   190,451 12.6%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 9,146 0.6%   9,799 0.6%      
Asian 295,218 20.4%   394,560 26.1%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 9,142 0.6%   12,802 0.8%      
Some other race 129,079 8.9%   162,540 10.8%      
Two or more races 81,224 5.6%   90,997 6.0%      
   
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE  
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 273,910 19.0%   339,889 22.5%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,169,831 81.0%   1,170,382 77.5%      
White 591,095 40.9%   514,559 34.1%      
Black or African American 211,124 14.6%   184,126 12.2%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 5,306 0.4%   4,189 0.3%      
Asian 292,673 20.3%   390,524 25.9%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 8,458 0.6%   11,931 0.8%      
Some other race 4,676 0.3%   4,191 0.3%      
Two or more races 56,499 3.9%   60,862 4.0%      
   
SEX  
Male 709,300 49.1%   740,573 49.0%      
Female 734,441 50.9%   769,698 51.0%      
   
AGE  
Under 5 years 98,378 6.8%   97,652 6.5%      
5 to 17 years 256,194 17.7%   242,969 16.1%      
18 to 64 years 941,576 65.2%   1,001,904 66.3%      
65 years and over 147,591 10.2%   167,746 11.1%      
Median age 34.5 X   36.6 X      
   
HOUSEHOLDS  
Total households 523,366 100.0%   545,138 100.0%      
Family households 339,096 64.8%   352,423 64.6%      
Families with children under 18 170,762 32.6%   169,304 31.1%      
Average household size 2.71 X   2.70 X      
Average family size 3.31 X   3.30 X      
   
HOUSING OCCUPANCY  
Total housing units 540,183 100.0%   582,549 100.0%   577,538 100.0%
Occupied housing units 523,366 96.9%   545,138 93.6%   532,026 92.1%
Owner-occupied housing units 286,277 54.7%   291,242 53.4%   293,277 55.1%
Renter-occupied housing units 237,089 45.3%   253,896 46.6%   238,749 44.9%
Vacant housing units 16,817 3.1%   37,411 6.4%   45,512 7.9%
1 unit, detached housing 290,890 53.9%   306,351 53.0%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 303,100 X         590,900 X
Median gross rent (dollars) 852 X         1,188 X
   
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS  
Native 1,051,085 72.8%         1,022,541 69.2%
Foreign born 392,656 27.2%         455,439 30.8%
Naturalized citizen 169,708 11.8%         232,942 15.8%
Not a citizen 222,946 15.4%         222,497 15.1%
   
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999    
Median household income (dollars) 55,946 X         69,384 X
Median family income (dollars) 65,857 X         85,014 X
Per capita income (dollars) 26,680 X         33,961 X
Individuals in poverty 156,804 11.0%         165,417 11.4%
   
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT  
Population 25 and over 953,716 100.0%         994,960 100.0%
High school graduate 181,668 19.0%           20.3%
Bachelor's degree 202,586 21.2%           24.0%
Graduate or professional degree 130,368 13.7%           16.3%
   
COMMUTING TO WORK  
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 30.8 X         27.9 X
   
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER  
Total 678,910 100.0%         695,938 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 544,148 80.2%         534,955 76.9%
Drove alone 450,496 66.4%         461,339 66.3%
Carpooled 93,652 13.8%         73,616 10.6%
Public transportation (Census 2000 includes taxicabs, ACS excludes them) 72,174 10.6%         78,933 11.3%
Bus or trolley bus 30,291 4.5%         30,004 4.3%
Streetcar or trolley car 439 0.1%         960 0.1%
Subway or elevated 36,239 5.3%         40,675 5.8%
Railroad 3,575 0.5%         6,432 0.9%
Ferryboat 1,099 0.2%         862 0.1%
Taxicab 531 0.1%         487 0.1%
Motorcycle 2,506 0.4%         2,007 0.3%
Bicycle 8,385 1.2%         10,506 1.5%
Walked 21,919 3.2%         25,145 3.6%
Other means 5,837 0.9%         8,321 1.2%
Worked at home 23,941 3.5%         35,584 5.1%
     
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION    
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 692,833 100.0%         716,257 100.0%
Management, professional and related 293,312 42.3%         316,151 44.1%
Service 82,773 11.9%         106,771 14.9%
Sales and office 182,205 26.3%         169,628 23.7%
Farming, fishing & forestry 1,065 0.2%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 51,816 7.5%         54,040 7.5%
Production, transportation, and material moving 81,662 11.8%         69,667 9.7%
   
CLASS OF WORKER      
Self-employed workers 49,197 7.1%         57,999 8.1%
 
 
                Source: Census 2000 SF1, SF3, DP1-DP4, Census 2010 DP-1, American Community Survey 2006-2010
 
                      * Go to tables in American Factfinder to view information on methodology and margins of error
 

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