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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 776,733 100.0%   805,235 100.0%   789,172 100.0%
In households 756,976 97.5%   780,971 97.0%      
In group quarters 19,757 2.5%   24,264 3.0%      
   
RACE  
White 385,728 49.7%   390,387 48.5%      
Black or African American 60,515 7.8%   48,870 6.1%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 3,458 0.4%   4,024 0.5%      
Asian 239,565 30.8%   267,915 33.3%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 3,844 0.5%   3,359 0.4%      
Some other race 50,365 6.5%   53,021 6.6%      
Two or more races 33,255 4.3%   37,659 4.7%      
   
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE  
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 109,504 14.1%   121,774 15.1%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 667,229 85.9%   683,461 84.9%      
White 338,909 43.6%   337,451 41.9%      
Black or African American 58,791 7.6%   46,781 5.8%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 2,020 0.3%   1,828 0.2%      
Asian 238,173 30.7%   265,700 33.0%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 3,602 0.5%   3,128 0.4%      
Some other race 2,580 0.3%   2,494 0.3%      
Two or more races 23,154 3.0%   26,079 3.2%      
   
SEX  
Male 394,828 50.8%   408,462 50.7%      
Female 381,905 49.2%   396,773 49.3%      
   
AGE  
Under 5 years 31,633 4.1%   35,203 4.4%      
5 to 17 years 81,169 10.4%   72,321 9.0%      
18 to 64 years 557,820 71.8%   587,869 73.0%      
65 years and over 106,111 13.7%   109,842 13.6%      
Median age 36.5 X   38.5 X      
   
HOUSEHOLDS  
Total households 329,700 100.0%   345,811 100.0%      
Family households 145,186 44.0%   151,029 43.7%      
Families with children under 18 54,707 16.0%   55,212 16.0%      
Average household size 2.30 X   2.26 X      
Average family size 3.22 X   3.11 X      
   
HOUSING OCCUPANCY  
Total housing units 346,527 100.0%   376,942 100.0%   372,560 100.0%
Occupied housing units 329,700 95.1%   345,811 91.7%   335,956 90.2%
Owner-occupied housing units 115,391 35.0%   123,646 35.8%   126,028 37.5%
Renter-occupied housing units 214,309 65.0%   222,165 64.2%   209,928 62.5%
Vacant housing units 16,827 4.9%   31,131 8.3%   36,604 9.8%
1 unit, detached housing 62,653 18.1%   64,999 17.4%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 396,400 X         785,200 X
Median gross rent (dollars) 928 X         1,328 X
   
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS  
Native 491,192 63.2%         508,110 64.4%
Foreign born 285,541 36.8%         281,062 35.6%
Naturalized citizen 163,426 21.0%         173,639 22.0%
Not a citizen 122,115 15.7%         107,423 13.6%
   
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999    
Median household income (dollars) 55,221 X         71,304 X
Median family income (dollars) 63,545 X         85,778 X
Per capita income (dollars) 34,556 X         45,478 X
Individuals in poverty 86,585 11.3%         92,600 11.9%
   
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT  
Population 25 and over 595,805 100.0%         608,563 100.0%
High school graduate 82,618 13.9%           14.4%
Bachelor's degree 170,186 28.6%           31.5%
Graduate or professional degree 97,806 16.4%           19.7%
           
COMMUTING TO WORK          
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 30.7 X         29.4 X
   
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER  
Total 418,553 100.0%         433,674 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 214,660 51.3%         199,818 46.1%
Drove alone 169,508 40.5%         165,371 38.1%
Carpooled 45,152 10.8%         34,447 7.9%
Public transportation (Census 2000 includes taxicabs, ACS excludes them) 130,311 31.1%         141,169 32.6%
Bus or trolley bus 89,443 21.4%         97,822 22.6%
Streetcar or trolley car 11,467 2.7%         10,452 2.7%
Subway or elevated 25,237 6.0%         28,334 6.5%
Railroad 2,426 0.6%         4,438 1.0%
Ferryboat 187 0.0%         123 0.0%
Taxicab 1,551 0.4%         1,324 0.3%
Motorcycle 3,951 0.9%         3,989 0.9%
Bicycle 8,302 2.0%         12,878 3.0%
Walked 39,192 9.4%         42,435 9.8%
Other means 2,761 0.7%         3,488 0.8%
Worked at home 19,376 4.6%         28,573 6.6%
   
DETAILED PLACE TO PLACE COMMUTING (in Excel)  
   
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION  
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 427,823 100.0%         444,628 100.0%
Management, professional and related 206,804 48.3%         224,513 50.5%
Service 61,364 14.3%         73,900 16.6%
Sales and office 109,316 25.6%         99,725 22.4%
Farming, fishing & forestry 462 0.1%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 17,990 4.2%         20,484 4.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving 31,887 7.5%         26,006 5.8%
   
CLASS OF WORKER      
Self-employed workers 37,140 8.7%         39,004 8.8%
 
 
                Source: Census 2000 SF1, SF3, DP1-DP4, CTPP, 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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