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

1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 206,038 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 222,568 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 230,096 100.0%
  
RACE RACE RACE
White 197,542 95.9% White 206,542 92.8% White 204,646 88.9%
Negro 5,042 2.4% Black 5,626 2.5% Black 7,998 3.5%
Indian 382 0.2% American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 960 0.4% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 936 0.4%
Eskimo 20 0.0% Eskimo 21 0.0%
Aleut 10 0.0% Aleut 30 0.0%
Asian and Pacific Islander 6,570 3.0% Asian or Pacific Islander 9,190 4.0%
Asian 8,843 3.8%
Japanese 1,054 0.5% Japanese 1,381 0.6% Japanese 1,855 0.8%
Chinese 873 0.4% Chinese 2,097 0.9% Chinese 2,962 1.3%
Filipino 326 0.2% Filipino 711 0.3% Filipino 985 0.4%
Korean 420 0.2% Korean 632 0.3%
Asian Indian 378 0.2% Asian Indian 995 0.4%
Vietnamese 462 0.2% Vietnamese 640 0.3%
Cambodian 71 0.0%
Hmong 0 0.0%
Laotian 102 0.0%
Thai 222 0.1%
Other Asian 379 0.2%
Pacific Islander 347 0.2%
Polynesian 225 0.1%
Hawaiian 196 0.1% Hawaiian 180 0.1%
Samoan 68 0.0% Samoan 3 0.0%
Tongan 22 0.0%
Other Polynesian 20 0.0%
Guamanian 59 0.0% Micronesian -- Guamanian 91 0.0%
Micronesian -- Other 25 0.0%
Melanesian 0 0.0%
Other Asian and Pacific Islander 798 0.4% Pacific Islander Not Specified 6 0.0%
All other 819 0.4% Race, n.e.c. 2,870 1.3% Other Race 7,326 3.2%
  
PERSONS OF SPANISH ORIGIN OR DESCENT 5,781 2.8% SPANISH ORIGIN 9,283 4.2% TOTAL HISPANIC 17,004 7.4%
  
SEX SEX SEX
Male 102,530 49.8% Male 109,403 49.2% Male 114,152 49.6%
Female 103,508 50.2% Female 113,165 50.8% Female 115,944 50.4%
 
AGE AGE AGE
Under 5 years 15,497 7.5% Under 5 years 10,854 4.9% Under 5 years 13,609 5.9%
5 to 19 years 56,457 27.4% 5 to 19 years 45,578 20.5% 5 to 17 years 30,323 13.2%
20 to 64 years 118,900 57.7% 20 to 64 years 144,634 65.0% 18 to 64 years 157,943 68.6%
65 years and over 15,184 7.4% 65 years and over 21,502 9.7% 65 years and over 28,221 12.3%
Median age 29.8 X Median age 33.7 X Median age 38.2 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Head of household 67,606 100.0% Total households 88,702 100.0% Households 95,233 100.0%
Families 52,398 77.5% Families 56,029 63.2% Total families 58,948 61.9%
With own children under 18 years 29,565 43.7% With own children under 18 years 27,187 30.6% With own children under 18 years 25,455 26.7%
Persons per household 2.94 X Persons per household 2.43 X Persons per household 2.33 X
Persons per family 3.00 X Persons per family 2.86 X
  
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1969 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1979 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1989
Income of families and unrelated individuals 13,935 X Median household income 24,554 X Median household income 48,544 X
Median family income 29,721 X Median family income 59,157 X
Income of persons 4,813 X Per capita income 12,332 X Per capita income 32,320 X
Less than poverty level 6.6% Below poverty level 7.0% Below poverty level 5.0%
  
COMMUTING TO WORK COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 28.7 X Mean minutes traveled to work 28.4 X
Mean travel time to work for workers traveling 45 or more minutes 56.5 X
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over 115,688 100.0% Workers 16 years and over 125,080 100.0%
Private vehicle 89,132 77.0% Car, truck, or van 98,249 78.5%
Drive alone car 62,550 54.1% Drove alone 82,714 66.1%
Drive alone truck or van 7,233 6.3%
Carpool car 16,977 14.7% Carpooled 15,535 12.4%
Carpool truck or van 2,372 2.1%  
Public transportation 13,500 11.7% Public transportation 12,899 10.3%
Bus or streetcar 13,393 11.6% Bus or trolley bus 9,769 7.8%
  Streetcar or trolley car 25 0.0%
Subway or elevated train 46 0.0% Subway or elevated 34 0.0%
Railroad 0 0.0% Railroad 19 0.0%
  Ferryboat 2,952 2.4%
Taxicab 61 0.1% Taxicab 100 0.1%
Motorcycle 851 0.7% Motorcycle 571 0.4%
Bicycle 1,067 0.9% Bicycle 918 0.7%
Walked only 4,220 3.6% Walked 3,739 3.0%
Other means 3,104 2.7% Other means 596 0.5%
Worked at home 3,814 3.3% Working at home 8,162 6.5%
  
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE
Employed 80,620 100.0% Employed 116,810 100.0% Employed 125,886 100.0%
 
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                Source: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census

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