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

1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 1,073,184 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 1,105,379 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 1,279,182 100.0%
  
RACE RACE RACE
White 855,978 79.8% White 749,735 67.8% White 762,557 59.6%
Negro 161,282 15.0% Black 203,698 18.4% Black 229,316 17.9%
Indian 5,688 0.5% American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 8,313 0.8% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 8,354 0.7%
Eskimo 118 0.0% Eskimo 185 0.0%
Aleut 17 0.0% Aleut 103 0.0%
Asian and Pacific Islander 88,886 8.0% Asian or Pacific Islander 193,282 15.1%
Asian 185,911 14.5%
Japanese 10,117 0.9% Japanese 11,816 1.1% Japanese 14,077 1.1%
Chinese 20,072 1.9% Chinese 32,205 2.9% Chinese 68,184 5.3%
Filipino 10,597 1.0% Filipino 25,940 2.3% Filipino 53,760 4.2%
Korean 3,925 0.4% Korean 9,694 0.8%
Asian Indian 4,896 0.4% Asian Indian 14,254 1.1%
Vietnamese 3,146 0.3% Vietnamese 13,896 1.1%
Cambodian 4,083 0.3%
Hmong 20 0.0%
Laotian 2,605 0.2%
Thai 877 0.1%
Other Asian 4,461 0.3%
Pacific Islander 7,371 0.6%
Polynesian 4,425 0.3%
Hawaiian 2,288 0.2% Hawaiian 2,505 0.2%
Samoan 551 0.0% Samoan 1,044 0.1%
Tongan 771 0.1%
Other Polynesian 105 0.0%
Guamanian 1,803 0.2% Micronesian -- Guamanian 1,917 0.1%
Micronesian -- Other 34 0.0%
Melanesian 787 0.1%
Other Asian and Pacific Islander 2,316 0.2% Pacific Islander Not Specified 208 0.0%
All other 9,450 0.9% Race, n.e.c. 54,747 5.0% Other Race 85,673 6.7%
  
PERSONS OF SPANISH ORIGIN OR DESCENT86,585 8.1% SPANISH ORIGIN 129,665 11.7% TOTAL HISPANIC 176,017 13.8%
  
SEX SEX SEX
Male 525,834 49.0% Male 537,624 48.6% Male 627,791 49.1%
Female 547,350 51.0% Female 567,755 51.4% Female 651,391 50.9%
  
AGE AGE AGE
Under 5 years 83,947 7.8% Under 5 years 71,380 6.5% Under 5 years 95,466 7.5%
5 to 19 years 289,458 27.0% 5 to 19 years 246,161 22.3% 5 to 17 years 207,645 16.2%
20 to 64 years 600,580 56.0% 20 to 64 years 674,670 61.0% 18 to 64 years 840,786 65.7%
65 years and over 99,199 9.2% 65 years and over 113,168 10.2% 65 years and over 135,285 10.6%
Median age 28.0 X Median age 30.7 X Median age 32.9 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Head of household 365,093 100.0% Total households 427,372 100.0% Households 480,079 100.0%
Families 266,500 73.0% Families 276,801 64.8% Total families 311,888 65.0%
With own children under 18 years 142,724 39.1% With own children under 18 years 141,045 33.0% With own children under 18 years 152,172 31.7%
Persons per household 2.84 X Persons per household 2.52 X Persons per household 2.59 X
Persons per family 3.15 X Persons per family 3.18 X
  
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1969 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1979 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1989
Income of families and unrelated individuals 11,133 X Median household income 18,700 X Median household income 37,544 X
Median family income 22,863 X Median family income 45,037 X
Income of persons 3,718 X Per capita income 8,537 X Per capita income 17,547 X
Less than poverty level 11.4% Below poverty level 11.3% Below poverty level 10.3%
  
COMMUTING TO WORK COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 24.6 X Mean minutes traveled to work 25.8 X
Mean travel time to work for workers traveling 45 or more minutes 56.3 X
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over 505,450 100.0% Workers 16 years and over 633,191 100.0%
Private vehicle 392,051 77.6% Car, truck, or van 503,548 79.5%
Drive alone car 270,541 53.5% Drove alone 422,775 66.8%
Drive alone truck or van 40,788 8.1%  
Carpool car 69,247 13.7% Carpooled 80,773 12.8%
Carpool truck or van 11,475 2.3%  
Public transportation 63,326 12.5% Public transportation 63,138 10.0%
Bus or streetcar 49,762 9.8% Bus or trolley bus 33,869 5.3%
  Streetcar or trolley car 569 0.1%
Subway or elevated train 12,397 2.5% Subway or elevated 26,694 4.2%
Railroad 1,004 0.2% Railroad 1,305 0.2%
  Ferryboat 432 0.1%
Taxicab 163 0.0% Taxicab 269 0.0%
Motorcycle 4,485 0.9% Motorcycle 3,214 0.5%
Bicycle 6,856 1.4% Bicycle 7,919 1.3%
Walked only 24,059 4.8% Walked 25,136 4.0%
Other means 5,906 1.2% Other means 5,350 0.8%
Worked at home 8,767 1.7% Working at home 24,886 3.9%
  
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE
Employed 416,670 100.0% Employed 514,727 100.0% Employed 635,840 100.0%
 
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                Source: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census

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