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

1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 1,064,714 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 1,295,071 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 1,497,577 100.0%
  
RACE RACE RACE
White 1,003,898 94.3% White 1,030,659 79.6% White 1,035,029 69.1%
Negro 18,090 1.7% Black 42,835 3.3% Black 55,365 3.7%
Indian 4,048 0.4% American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 10,011 0.8% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 9,130 0.6%
Eskimo 133 0.0% Eskimo 129 0.0%
Aleut 76 0.0% Aleut 110 0.0%
Asian and Pacific Islander 101,922 7.9% Asian or Pacific Islander 261,574 17.5%
Asian 255,034 17.0%
Japanese 16,644 1.6% Japanese 22,262 1.7% Japanese 27,967 1.9%
Chinese 7,817 0.7% Chinese 22,745 1.8% Chinese 65,924 4.4%
Filipino 6,728 0.6% Filipino 28,229 2.2% Filipino 59,963 4.0%
Korean 6,237 0.5% Korean 15,182 1.0%
Asian Indian 5,187 0.4% Asian Indian 19,675 1.3%
Vietnamese 11,156 0.9% Vietnamese 54,739 3.7%
Cambodian 4,608 0.3%
Hmong 28 0.0%
Laotian 1,904 0.1%
Thai 848 0.1%
Other Asian 4,196 0.3%
Pacific Islander 6,540 0.4%
Polynesian 4,279 0.3%
Hawaiian 1,437 0.1% Hawaiian 2,248 0.2%
Samoan 890 0.1% Samoan 1,703 0.1%
Tongan 271 0.0%
Other Polynesian 57 0.0%
Guamanian 1,759 0.1% Micronesian -- Guamanian 1,678 0.1%
Micronesian -- Other 103 0.0%
Melanesian 312 0.0%
Other Asian and Pacific Islander 2,020 0.2% Pacific Islander Not Specified 168 0.0%
All other 7,489 0.7% Race, n.e.c. 109,644 8.5% Other Race 136,479 9.1%
  
PERSONS OF SPANISH ORIGIN OR DESCENT 129,010 12.1% SPANISH ORIGIN 226,388 17.5% TOTAL HISPANIC 307,113 20.5%
  
SEX SEX SEX
Male 524,674 49.3% Male 641,532 49.5% Male 758,605 50.7%
Female 540,040 50.7% Female 653,539 50.5% Female 738,972 49.3%
 
AGE AGE AGE
Under 5 years 98,013 9.2% Under 5 years 88,794 6.9% Under 5 years 111,127 7.4%
5 to 19 years 328,747 30.9% 5 to 19 years 319,677 24.7% 5 to 17 years 247,048 16.5%
20 to 64 years 573,991 53.9% 20 to 64 years 790,575 61.0% 18 to 64 years 1,010,556 67.5%
65 years and over 63,963 6.0% 65 years and over 96,025 7.4% 65 years and over 128,846 8.6%
Median age 25.7 X Median age 29.2 X Median age 32.0 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Head of household 322,870 100.0% Total households 458,914 100.0% Households 522,040 100.0%
Families 261,889 81.1% Families 326,191 71.1% Total families 364,307 69.8%
With own children under 18 years 163,022 50.5% With own children under 18 years 177,673 38.7% With own children under 18 years 175,434 33.6%
Persons per household 3.23 X Persons per household 2.76 X Persons per household 2.81 X
Persons per family 3.29 X Persons per family 3.29 X
  
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1969 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1979 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1989
Income of families and unrelated individuals 12,456 X Median household income 23,369 X Median household income 48,115 X
Median family income 26,659 X Median family income 53,670 X
Income of persons 3,855 X Per capita income 9,518 X Per capita income 33,249 X
Less than poverty level 7.6% Below poverty level 7.1% Below poverty level 7.3%
  
COMMUTING TO WORK COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.8 X Mean minutes traveled to work 23.3 X
Mean travel time to work for workers traveling 45 or more minutes 57.6 X
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over 649,577 100.0% Workers 16 years and over 796,605 100.0%
Private vehicle 578,291 89.0% Car, truck, or van 717,158 90.0%
Drive alone car 412,247 63.5% Drove alone 618,995 77.7%
Drive alone truck or van 58,405 9.0%
Carpool car 94,285 14.5% Carpooled 98,163 12.3%
Carpool truck or van 13,354 2.1%  
Public transportation 20,115 3.1% Public transportation 23,727 3.0%
Bus or streetcar 15,326 2.4% Bus or trolley bus 19,438 2.4%
  Streetcar or trolley car 373 0.0%
Subway or elevated train 243 0.0% Subway or elevated 420 0.1%
Railroad 4,325 0.7% Railroad 3,194 0.4%
  Ferryboat 71 0.0%
Taxicab 221 0.0% Taxicab 231 0.0%
Motorcycle 7,369 1.1% Motorcycle 3,821 0.5%
Bicycle 12,911 2.0% Bicycle 11,675 1.5%
Walked only 16,757 2.6% Walked 16,509 2.1%
Other means 3,824 0.6% Other means 3,729 0.5%
Worked at home 10,310 1.6% Working at home 19,986 2.5%
  
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE
Employed 409,077 100.0% Employed 661,063 100.0% Employed 806,917 100.0%
 
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                Source: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census

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