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

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 235,659 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 444,387 100.0%
    In households 437,619 98.5%
In group quarters 6,768 1.5%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 205,748 87.3% White 425,213 95.7%
Foreign-born white 24,453 10.4%
Negro 2,395 1.0% Negro 10,846 2.4%
Other races 3,063 1.3% Other races 547 0.1%
Indians 54 0.0% Indian 319 0.1%
Japanese 1,464 0.6% Japanese 3,573 0.8%
Chinese 1,110 0.5% Chinese 2,429 0.5%
Filipino 1,460 0.3%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 7,030 3.0% WHITE, SPANISH SURNAME 19,722 4.4%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 402,880 90.7%
    Foreign born 41,504 9.3%
  
SEX SEX
Male 118,272 50.2% Male 219,278 49.3%
Female 117,387 49.8% Female 225,109 50.7%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 29,533 12.5% Under 5 years 50,478 11.4%
5 to 17 years 40,985 17.4% 5 to 17 years 110,948 25.0%
18 to 64 years 150,387 63.8% 18 to 64 years 253,012 56.9%
65 years and over 14,754 6.3% 65 years and over 29,949 6.7%
Median age 31.4 X Median age 30.6 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 71,389 100.0%    
    Families 117,457 100.0%
    With own children under 18 71,242 60.7%
Persons per household 3.19 X Population per household 3.24 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 76,551 100.0% All housing units 141,773 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 71,448 93.3% All occupied units 135,182 95.4%
Owner occupied 51,618 72.2% Owner occupied 97,763 72.3%
Renter occupied 19,830 27.8% Renter occupied 37,419 27.7%
Vacant 4,553 5.9% Vacant 6,591 4.6%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 12,547 X Median value dollars 18,400 X
Median gross rent dollars 56 X Median gross rent dollars 107 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 4,467 X Families median income dollars 8,103 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 146,505 100.0% Population 25 years and over 252,811 100.0%
High school 4 years 45,695 31.2% High school 4 years 80,014 31.6%
College 4 years or more 17,430 11.9% College 4 years or more 35,829 14.2%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 172,657 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 130,389 75.5%
Railroad, subway or elevated 8,786 5.1%
Bus or streetcar 11,149 6.5%
Walked to work 8,002 4.6%
Other means 4,092 2.4%
Worked at home 4,269 2.5%
Not reported 5,970 3.5%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 90,157 100.0% Employed 175,099 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 12,249 13.6% Professional, technical, and kindred 26,973 15.4%
Farmers and farm managers 933 1.0% Farmers and farm managers 924 0.5%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 12,899 14.3% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 20,362 11.6%
Clerical and kindred 13,700 15.2% Clerical and kindred 32,260 18.4%
Sales 9,201 10.2% Sales 17,506 10.0%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 15,733 17.5% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 26,570 15.2%
Operatives and kindred 9,738 10.8% Operatives and kindred 19,144 10.9%
Private household workers 2,422 2.7% Private household workers 4,016 2.3%
Service workers, except private household 6,579 7.3% Service workers, except private household 13,247 7.6%
Farm laborers 993 1.1% Farm laborers and farm foremen 876 0.5%
Laborers, except farm and mine 4,776 5.3% Laborers, except farm and mine 6,084 3.5%
Occupation not reported 934 1.0% Occupation not reported 7,137 4.1%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 16,852 9.6%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 111,782
1930 Total population 77,405
1920 Total population 36,781
1910 Total population 26,585
1900 Total population 12,094
1890 Total population 10,087
1880 Total population 8,669
1870 Total population 6,635
1860 Total population 3,214
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

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