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

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 85,619 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 146,820 100.0%
    In households 137,843 93.9%
In group quarters 8,977 6.1%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 73,604 86.0% White 141,302 96.2%
Foreign-born white 8,193 9.6%
Negro 3,257 3.8% Negro 4,070 2.8%
Other races 565 0.7% Other races 162 0.1%
Indians 82 0.1% Indian 153 0.1%
Japanese 81 0.1% Japanese 594 0.4%
Chinese 225 0.3% Chinese 378 0.3%
Filipino 161 0.1%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 1,826 2.1% WHITE, SPANISH SURNAME 5,634 3.8%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 135,477 92.3%
    Foreign born 11,343 7.7%
  
SEX SEX
Male 45,804 53.5% Male 75,499 51.4%
Female 39,815 46.5% Female 71,321 48.6%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 9,018 10.5% Under 5 years 16,335 11.1%
5 to 17 years 13,709 16.0% 5 to 17 years 34,539 23.5%
18 to 64 years 56,596 66.1% 18 to 64 years 85,752 58.4%
65 years and over 6,296 7.4% 65 years and over 10,194 6.9%
Median age 31.9 X Median age 30.6 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 25,238 100.0%    
    Families 37,265 100.0%
    With own children under 18 22,611 60.7%
Persons per household 3.00 X Population per household 3.12 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 28,598 100.0% All housing units 49,581 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 25,208 88.1% All occupied units 44,209 89.2%
Owner occupied 15,490 61.4% Owner occupied 29,468 66.7%
Renter occupied 9,718 38.6% Renter occupied 14,741 33.3%
Vacant 1,930 6.7% Vacant 5,372 10.8%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 12,363 X Median value dollars 20,200 X
Median gross rent dollars 46 X Median gross rent dollars 97 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 4,286 X Families median income dollars 8,110 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 53,010 100.0% Population 25 years and over 85,007 100.0%
High school 4 years 15,705 29.6% High school 4 years 25,488 30.0%
College 4 years or more 6,875 13.0% College 4 years or more 16,147 19.0%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 55,465 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 39,174 70.6%
Railroad, subway or elevated 16 0.0%
Bus or streetcar 4,946 8.9%
Walked to work 3,632 6.5%
Other means 1,546 2.8%
Worked at home 4,036 7.3%
Not reported 2,115 3.8%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 28,984 100.0% Employed 51,660 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 4,566 15.8% Professional, technical, and kindred 9,914 19.2%
Farmers and farm managers 528 1.8% Farmers and farm managers 446 0.9%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 4,000 13.8% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 7,352 14.2%
Clerical and kindred 4,692 16.2% Clerical and kindred 8,722 16.9%
Sales 2,803 9.7% Sales 5,716 11.1%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 4,269 14.7% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 5,925 11.5%
Operatives and kindred 2,509 8.7% Operatives and kindred 3,374 6.5%
Private household workers 876 3.0% Private household workers 1,461 2.8%
Service workers, except private household 2,271 7.8% Service workers, except private household 3,764 7.3%
Farm laborers 695 2.4% Farm laborers and farm foremen 550 1.1%
Laborers, except farm and mine 1,469 5.1% Laborers, except farm and mine 1,717 3.3%
Occupation not reported 306 1.1% Occupation not reported 2,719 5.3%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 7,495 14.5%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 52,907
1930 Total population 41,648
1920 Total population 27,342
1910 Total population 25,114
1900 Total population 15,702
1890 Total population 13,072
1880 Total population 11,324
1870 Total population 6,903
1860 Total population 3,334
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

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