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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 707,161 100.0%   718,451 100.0%   704,327 100.0%
In households 696,711 98.5%   709,598 98.8%      
In group quarters 10,450 1.5%   8,853 1.2%      
   
RACE  
White 420,683 59.5%   383,535 53.4%      
Black or African American 24,840 3.5%   20,436 2.8%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 3,140 0.4%   3,306 0.5%      
Asian 141,680 20.0%   178,118 24.8%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 9,403 1.3%   10,317 1.4%      
Some other race 71,910 10.2%   84,529 11.8%      
Two or more races 35,501 5.0%   38,210 5.3%      
   
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE  
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 154,708 21.9%   182,502 25.4%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 552,453 78.1%   535,949 74.6%      
White 352,355 49.8%   303,609 42.3%      
Black or African American 23,778 3.4%   18,763 2.6%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 1,546 0.2%   1,125 0.2%      
Asian 140,313 19.8%   175,934 24.5%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 9,112 1.3%   9,884 1.4%      
Some other race 2,217 0.3%   2,709 0.4%      
Two or more races 23,132 3.3%   23,925 3.3%      
   
SEX  
Male 349,651 49.4%   353,168 49.2%      
Female 357,510 50.6%   365,283 50.8%      
   
AGE  
Under 5 years 45,374 6.4%   46,360 6.5%      
5 to 17 years 116,726 16.5%   113,412 15.8%      
18 to 64 years 456,976 64.6%   462,417 64.4%      
65 years and over 88,085 12.5%   96,262 13.4%      
Median age 36.8 X   39.3 X      
   
HOUSEHOLDS  
Total households 254,103 100.0%   257,837 100.0%      
Family households 171,249 67.4%   175,607 68.1%      
Families with children under 18 78,959 31.1%   79,431 30.8%      
Average household size 2.74 X   2.75 X      
Average family size 3.29 X   3.28 X      
   
HOUSING OCCUPANCY  
Total housing units 260,576 100.0%   271,031 100.0%   270,039 100.0%
Occupied housing units 254,103 97.5%   257,837 95.1%   255,758 94.7%
Owner-occupied housing units 156,133 61.4%   153,110 59.4%   156,149 61.1%
Renter-occupied housing units 97,970 38.6%   104,727 40.6%   99,609 38.9%
Vacant housing units 6,473 2.5%   13,194 4.9%   14,281 5.3%
1 unit, detached housing 150,302 57.7%   154,559 57.2%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 469,200 X         784,800 X
Median gross rent (dollars) 1,144 X         1,443 X
   
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS  
Native 479,043 67.7%         465,102 66.0%
Foreign born 228,118 32.3%         239,225 34.0%
Naturalized citizen 111,735 15.8%         131,279 18.6%
Not a citizen 116,383 16.5%         107,946 15.3%
   
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999    
Median household income (dollars) 70,819 X         85,648 X
Median family income (dollars) 80,737 X         101,578 X
Per capita income (dollars) 40,383 X         43,958 X
Individuals in poverty 40,692 5.8%         48,744 7.0%
   
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT  
Population 25 and over 490,285 100.0%         492,374 100.0%
High school graduate 85,569 17.5%           17.8%
Bachelor's degree 119,856 24.4%           27.0%
Graduate or professional degree 71,421 14.6%           17.0%
   
COMMUTING TO WORK  
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.0 X         25.0 X
   
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER  
Total 354,096 100.0%         350,536 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 301,433 85.1%         286,123 81.6%
Drove alone 256,066 72.3%         247,347 70.6%
Carpooled 45,367 12.8%         38,776 11.1%
Public transportation (Census 2000 includes taxicabs, ACS excludes them) 26,029 7.4%         29,355 8.4%
Bus or trolley bus 12,075 3.4%         13,374 3.8%
Streetcar or trolley car 324 0.1%         261 0.1%
Subway or elevated 7,485 2.1%         10,730 3.1%
Railroad 5,894 1.7%         4,929 1.4%
Ferryboat 39 0.0%         61 0.0%
Taxicab 212 0.1%         152 0.0%
Motorcycle 878 0.2%         1,184 0.3%
Bicycle 2,896 0.8%         3,945 1.1%
Walked 7,609 2.1%         9,763 2.8%
Other means 2,406 0.7%         2,959 0.8%
Worked at home 12,845 3.6%         17,055 4.9%
   
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION  
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 361,640 100.0%         360,951 100.0%
Management, professional and related 154,419 42.7%         156,068 43.2%
Service 48,869 13.5%         61,193 17.0%
Sales and office 98,865 27.3%         90,413 25.0%
Farming, fishing & forestry 1,157 0.3%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 27,227 7.5%         26,289 7.3%
Production, transportation, and material moving 31,103 8.6%         26,988 7.5%
   
CLASS OF WORKER      
Self-employed workers 29,864 8.3%         34,963 9.7%
 
 
                Source: Census 2000 SF1, SF3, DP1-DP4, 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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