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

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 104,833 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 134,597 100.0%
    In households 125,884 93.5%
In group quarters 8,713 6.5%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 90,058 85.9% White 117,863 87.6%
Foreign-born white 5,888 5.6%
Negro 6,604 6.3% Negro 12,741 9.5%
Other races 2,283 2.2% Other races 295 0.2%
Indians 84 0.1% Indian 208 0.2%
Japanese 321 0.3% Japanese 783 0.6%
Chinese 516 0.5% Chinese 813 0.6%
Filipino 1,894 1.4%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 3,848 3.7% WHITE, SPANISH SURNAME 7,561 5.6%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 126,566 94.0%
    Foreign born 8,030 6.0%
  
SEX SEX
Male 56,556 53.9% Male 71,078 52.8%
Female 48,277 46.1% Female 63,519 47.2%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 13,524 12.9% Under 5 years 17,001 12.6%
5 to 17 years 18,711 17.8% 5 to 17 years 32,297 24.0%
18 to 64 years 67,474 64.4% 18 to 64 years 77,379 57.5%
65 years and over 5,124 4.9% 65 years and over 7,920 5.9%
Median age 27.9 X Median age 26.4 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 30,365 100.0%    
    Families 33,234 100.0%
    With own children under 18 20,624 62.1%
Persons per household 3.16 X Population per household 3.27 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 33,007 100.0% All housing units 41,895 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 30,449 92.3% All occupied units 38,454 91.8%
Owner occupied 12,902 42.4% Owner occupied 22,059 57.4%
Renter occupied 17,547 57.6% Renter occupied 16,395 42.6%
Vacant 2,455 7.4% Vacant 3,441 8.2%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 8,723 X Median value dollars 12,400 X
Median gross rent dollars 37 X Median gross rent dollars 73 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,648 X Families median income dollars 6,140 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 59,580 100.0% Population 25 years and over 69,888 100.0%
High school 4 years 16,880 28.3% High school 4 years 22,096 31.6%
College 4 years or more 3,275 5.5% College 4 years or more 4,564 6.5%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 49,015 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 37,018 75.5%
Railroad, subway or elevated 0 0.0%
Bus or streetcar 1,099 2.2%
Walked to work 4,644 9.5%
Other means 1,346 2.7%
Worked at home 3,062 6.2%
Not reported 1,846 3.8%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 32,248 100.0% Employed 38,038 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 2,602 8.1% Professional, technical, and kindred 4,255 11.2%
Farmers and farm managers 1,006 3.1% Farmers and farm managers 846 2.2%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 2,519 7.8% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 3,179 8.4%
Clerical and kindred 3,820 11.8% Clerical and kindred 5,844 15.4%
Sales 2,025 6.3% Sales 2,286 6.0%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 7,587 23.5% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 7,013 18.4%
Operatives and kindred 4,817 14.9% Operatives and kindred 4,662 12.3%
Private household workers 650 2.0% Private household workers 969 2.5%
Service workers, except private household 2,900 9.0% Service workers, except private household 3,845 10.1%
Farm laborers 1,763 5.5% Farm laborers and farm foremen 1,066 2.8%
Laborers, except farm and mine 2,116 6.6% Laborers, except farm and mine 1,969 5.2%
Occupation not reported 443 1.4% Occupation not reported 2,104 5.5%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 3,765 9.9%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 49,118
1930 Total population 40,834
1920 Total population 40,602
1910 Total population 27,559
1900 Total population 24,143
1890 Total population 20,946
1880 Total population 18,475
1870 Total population 16,871
1860 Total population 7,169
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

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