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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 1,682,585 100.0%   1,781,642 100.0%   1,739,396 100.0%
In households 1,652,871 98.2%   1,751,292 98.3%      
In group quarters 29,714 1.8%   30,350 1.7%      
   
RACE  
White 905,660 53.8%   836,616 47.0%      
Black or African American 47,182 2.8%   46,428 2.6%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 11,350 0.7%   12,960 0.7%      
Asian 430,095 25.6%   570,524 32.0%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 5,773 0.3%   7,060 0.4%      
Some other race 204,088 12.1%   220,806 12.4%      
Two or more races 78,437 4.7%   87,248 4.9%      
   
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE  
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 403,401 24.0%   479,210 26.9%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,279,184 76.0%   1,302,432 73.1%      
White 744,282 44.2%   626,909 35.2%      
Black or African American 44,475 2.6%   42,331 2.4%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 5,270 0.3%   4,042 0.2%      
Asian 426,771 25.4%   565,466 31.7%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 5,040 0.3%   6,252 0.4%      
Some other race 3,522 0.2%   3,877 0.2%      
Two or more races 49,824 3.0%   53,555 3.0%      
   
SEX  
Male 852,974 50.7%   893,851 50.2%      
Female 829,611 49.3%   887,791 49.8%      
   
AGE  
Under 5 years 119,418 7.1%   124,464 7.0%      
5 to 17 years 296,984 17.7%   305,081 17.1%      
18 to 64 years 1,105,656 65.7%   1,155,153 64.8%      
65 years and over 166,527 9.5%   196,944 11.1%      
Median age 34.0 X   36.2 X      
   
HOUSEHOLDS  
Total households 565,863 100.0%   604,204 100.0%      
Family households 395,561 69.9%   426,824 70.6%      
Families with children under 18 197,245 34.4%   210,364 34.8%      
Average household size 2.92 X   2.90 X      
Average family size 3.41 X   3.39 X      
   
HOUSING OCCUPANCY  
Total housing units 579,329 100.0%   631,920 100.0%   626,325 100.0%
Occupied housing units 565,863 97.7%   604,204 95.6%   596,747 95.3%
Owner-occupied housing units 338,661 59.8%   348,298 57.6%   353,399 59.2%
Renter-occupied housing units 227,202 40.2%   255,906 42.4%   243,348 40.8%
Vacant housing units 13,466 2.3%   27,716 4.4%   29,578 4.7%
1 unit, detached housing 323,923 55.9%   341,263 54.5%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 446,400 X         701,000 X
Median gross rent (dollars) 1,185 X         1,402 X
   
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS  
Native 1,109,455 65.9%         1,095,966 63.0%
Foreign born 573,130 34.1%         643,430 37.0%
Naturalized citizen 235,952 14.0%         323,435 18.6%
Not a citizen 337,178 20.0%         319,995 18.4%
   
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999    
Median household income (dollars) 74,335 X         86,850 X
Median family income (dollars) 81,717 X         100,733 X
Per capita income (dollars) 32,795 X         39,804 X
Individuals in poverty 124,470 7.5%         152,066 8.9%
   
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT  
Population 25 and over 1,113,058 100.0%         1,161,850 100.0%
High school graduate 176,926 15.9%           16.5%
Bachelor's degree 267,449 24.0%           25.7%
Graduate or professional degree 183,090 16.4%           19.6%
   
COMMUTING TO WORK  
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.1 X         24.2 X
   
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER  
Total 828,927 100.0%         820,822 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 742,301 89.5%         714,507 87.0%
Drove alone 641,113 77.3%         630,618 76.8%
Carpooled 101,188 12.2%         83,889 10.2%
Public transportation (Census 2000 includes taxicabs, ACS excludes them) 29,118 3.5%         26,876 3.3%
Bus or trolley bus 21,372 2.6%         17,663 2.2%
Streetcar or trolley car 1,510 0.2%         1,431 0.2%
Subway or elevated 624 0.1%         1,357 0.2%
Railroad 5,234 0.6%         6,412 0.8%
Ferryboat 44 0.0%         13 0.0%
Taxicab 334 0.0%         345 0.0%
Motorcycle 2,169 0.3%         2,386 0.3%
Bicycle 10,076 1.2%         11,777 1.4%
Walked 14,786 1.8%         18,011 2.2%
Other means 4,609 0.6%         9,653 1.2%
Worked at home 25,868 3.1%         37,267 4.5%
   
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION  
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 843,912 100.0%         843,854 100.0%
Management, professional and related 409,371 48.5%         414,349 49.1%
Service 88,797 10.5%         118,257 14.0%
Sales and office 191,719 22.7%         181,111 21.5%
Farming, fishing & forestry 3,494 0.4%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 55,616 6.6%         59,913 7.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving 94,915 11.2%         70,224 8.3%
   
CLASS OF WORKER      
Self-employed workers 52,302 6.2%         58,394 6.9%
 
 
                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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