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

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 290,547 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 642,315 100.0%
    In households 622,219 96.9%
In group quarters 20,096 3.1%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 250,186 86.1% White 621,625 96.8%
Foreign-born white 30,243 10.4%
Negro 1,718 0.6% Negro 4,187 0.7%
Other races 8,400 2.9% Other races 639 0.1%
Indians 144 0.0% Indian 705 0.1%
Japanese 5,986 2.1% Japanese 10,432 1.6%
Chinese 685 0.2% Chinese 2,394 0.4%
Filipino 2,333 0.4%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 35,306 12.2%    
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 591,070 92.0%
    Foreign born 51,245 8.0%
  
SEX SEX
Male 143,980 49.6% Male 318,532 49.6%
Female 146,567 50.4% Female 323,783 50.4%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 31,085 10.7% Under 5 years 82,148 12.8%
5 to 17 years 52,452 18.1% 5 to 17 years 162,621 25.3%
18 to 64 years 181,184 62.4% 18 to 64 years 352,868 54.9%
65 years and over 25,826 8.9% 65 years and over 44,678 7.0%
Median age 30.6 X Median age 26.7 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 85,451 100.0%    
    Families 158,602 100.0%
    With own children under 18 102,126 64.4%
Persons per household 3.19 X Population per household 3.36 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 91,670 100.0% All housing units 199,922 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 85,424 93.2% All occupied units 184,945 92.5%
Owner occupied 55,325 64.8% Owner occupied 127,240 68.8%
Renter occupied 30,099 35.2% Renter occupied 57,705 31.2%
Vacant 5,591 6.1% Vacant 14,977 7.5%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 10,644 X Median value dollars 17,100 X
Median gross rent dollars 43 X Median gross rent dollars 94 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,689 X Families median income dollars 7,417 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 171,875 100.0% Population 25 years and over 336,297 100.0%
High school 4 years 40,975 23.8% High school 4 years 91,583 27.2%
College 4 years or more 18,380 10.7% College 4 years or more 49,366 14.7%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 227,983 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 178,625 78.4%
Railroad, subway or elevated 4,603 2.0%
Bus or streetcar 6,621 2.9%
Walked to work 11,678 5.1%
Other means 5,911 2.6%
Worked at home 9,703 4.3%
Not reported 10,842 4.8%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 100,822 100.0% Employed 228,156 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 12,012 11.9% Professional, technical, and kindred 42,376 18.6%
Farmers and farm managers 4,464 4.4% Farmers and farm managers 3,055 1.3%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 11,279 11.2% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 20,503 9.0%
Clerical and kindred 11,515 11.4% Clerical and kindred 34,841 15.3%
Sales 8,710 8.6% Sales 17,808 7.8%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 15,594 15.5% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 34,432 15.1%
Operatives and kindred 14,164 14.0% Operatives and kindred 30,572 13.4%
Private household workers 2,048 2.0% Private household workers 4,496 2.0%
Service workers, except private household 8,414 8.3% Service workers, except private household 16,759 7.3%
Farm laborers 5,672 5.6% Farm laborers and farm foremen 3,766 1.7%
Laborers, except farm and mine 6,067 6.0% Laborers, except farm and mine 8,949 3.9%
Occupation not reported 883 0.9% Occupation not reported 10,599 4.6%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 21,494 9.4%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 174,949
1930 Total population 145,118
1920 Total population 100,676
1910 Total population 83,539
1900 Total population 60,216
1890 Total population 48,005
1880 Total population 35,039
1870 Total population 26,246
1860 Total population 11,912
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

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