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Decennial Census data
      1860-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 740,315 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 908,209 100.0%
    In households 875,642 96.4%
In group quarters 32,567 3.6%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 585,806 79.1% White 768,996 84.7%
Foreign-born white 69,025 9.3%
Negro 69,442 9.4% Negro 111,420 12.3%
Other races 16,042 2.2% Other races 1,655 0.2%
Indians 510 0.1% Indian 1,688 0.2%
Japanese 4,934 0.7% Japanese 8,162 0.9%
Chinese 7,760 1.0% Chinese 11,913 1.3%
Filipino 4,375 0.5%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 35,578 4.8% WHITE, SPANISH SURNAME 67,866 7.5%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 834,585 91.9%
    Foreign born 73,624 8.1%
  
SEX SEX
Male 364,021 49.2% Male 445,689 49.1%
Female 376,294 50.8% Female 462,520 50.9%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 75,645 10.2% Under 5 years 96,625 10.6%
5 to 17 years 114,971 15.5% 5 to 17 years 204,279 22.5%
18 to 64 years 485,750 65.6% 18 to 64 years 521,179 57.4%
65 years and over 63,949 8.6% 65 years and over 86,126 9.5%
Median age 32.4 X Median age 30.7 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 237,897 100.0%    
    Families 232,031 100.0%
    With own children under 18 126,960 54.7%
Persons per household 2.95 X Population per household 2.96 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 247,145 100.0% All housing units 310,312 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 238,087 96.3% All occupied units 295,367 95.2%
Owner occupied 125,835 52.9% Owner occupied 166,157 56.3%
Renter occupied 112,252 47.1% Renter occupied 129,210 43.7%
Vacant 8,757 3.5% Vacant 14,945 4.8%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 10,844 X Median value dollars 15,000 X
Median gross rent dollars 43 X Median gross rent dollars 78 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,870 X Families median income dollars 6,766 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 467,820 100.0% Population 25 years and over 520,789 100.0%
High school 4 years 132,715 28.4% High school 4 years 149,088 28.6%
College 4 years or more 48,465 10.4% College 4 years or more 58,138 11.2%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 345,355 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 242,420 70.2%
Railroad, subway or elevated 147 0.0%
Bus or streetcar 34,262 9.9%
Walked to work 25,595 7.4%
Other means 6,054 1.8%
Worked at home 15,300 4.4%
Not reported 21,577 6.2%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 284,952 100.0% Employed 337,480 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 35,738 12.5% Professional, technical, and kindred 48,125 14.3%
Farmers and farm managers 2,032 0.7% Farmers and farm managers 1,434 0.4%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 32,280 11.3% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 29,027 8.6%
Clerical and kindred 48,560 17.0% Clerical and kindred 59,374 17.6%
Sales 25,956 9.1% Sales 25,796 7.6%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 45,261 15.9% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 47,149 14.0%
Operatives and kindred 40,729 14.3% Operatives and kindred 47,565 14.1%
Private household workers 6,338 2.2% Private household workers 8,187 2.4%
Service workers, except private household 25,679 9.0% Service workers, except private household 27,549 8.2%
Farm laborers 2,236 0.8% Farm laborers and farm foremen 1,778 0.5%
Laborers, except farm and mine 18,006 6.3% Laborers, except farm and mine 17,260 5.1%
Occupation not reported 2,137 0.7% Occupation not reported 24,236 7.2%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 28,103 8.3%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 513,011
1930 Total population 474,883
1920 Total population 344,177
1910 Total population 246,131
1900 Total population 130,197
1890 Total population 93,864
1880 Total population 62,976
1870 Total population 24,237
1860 Total population 8,927
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

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