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      1860-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

  1940 Census
Census Data for the year:   TOTAL POPULATION 634,536 100.0%
1930 Total population 634,394      
1920 Total population 506,676    
1910 Total population 416,912  
1900 Total population 342,782 RACE
1890 Total population 298,997   White 602,701 95.0%
1880 Total population 233,959   Non white 31,835 5.0%
1870 Total population 149,473   Negro 4,846 0.8%
1860 Total population 56,802   Other races 26,989 4.3%
  
  COUNTRY OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN WHITE  
    All countries 130,271 100.0%
    England and Wales 8,244 6.3%
Germany 14,977 11.5%
Italy 24,036 18.5%
Spain and Portugal 2,554 2.0%
Asia 2,789 2.1%
Canada - French 721 0.6%
Canada - other 7,894 6.1%
Mexico 4,729 3.6%
  
SEX
  Male 322,441 50.8%
  Female 312,095 49.2%
 
AGE
  Under 5 years 30,333 4.8%
  5 to 19 years 102,095 16.1%
  20 to 64 years 450,401 71.0%
  65 years and over 51,707 8.1%
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 222,176 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 206,011 92.7%
    Owner occupied 64,398 31.3%
    Tenant occupied 141,613 68.7%
    Vacant 15,336 6.9%
    All dwelling units 1-family detached 54,824 24.7%
Population per occupied dwelling unit 3.08 X
All owner occupied average value dollars 5,503 X
All owner occupied median value dollars 4,967 X
Median gross monthly rent dollars 32.20 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
  Population 25 years and over 452,854 100.0%
  High school 4 years 104,564 23.1%
  College 4 years or more 29,542 6.5%
  
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
  Persons 14 years and over 550,011 100.0%
  In labor force 316,659 57.6%
  Employed 271,306 49.3%
  Seeking work 32,670 5.9%
  Not in labor force 233,352 42.4%
  
EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION
  Employed 271,306 100.0%
  Professional workers 20,999 7.7%
  Semiprofessional workers 4,354 1.6%
  Proprieters, managers, and officials 30,235 11.1%
  Clerical, sales and kindred 79,432 29.3%
  Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 29,775 11.0%
  Operatives and kindred 39,534 14.6%
  Domestic service 8,751 3.2%
  Service except domestic 40,654 15.0%
  Laborers 15,559 5.7%
  Occupation not reported 2,013 0.7%
 
                Source: 1940 Census, DOF Research

Decennial Census data
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