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

1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 169,941 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 235,203 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 340,421 100.0%
  
RACE RACE RACE
White 144,864 85.2% White 176,064 74.9% White 227,212 66.7%
Negro 16,656 9.8% Black 27,690 11.8% Black 46,063 13.5%
Indian 1,048 0.6% American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 2,406 1.0% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 3,420 1.0%
Eskimo 15 0.0% Eskimo 35 0.0%
Aleut 0 0.0% Aleut 21 0.0%
Asian and Pacific Islander 17,899 7.6% Asian or Pacific Islander 43,463 12.8%
Asian 40,733 12.0%
Japanese 1,116 0.7% Japanese 2,199 0.9% Japanese 2,923 0.9%
Chinese 770 0.5% Chinese 1,184 0.5% Chinese 3,178 0.9%
Filipino 3,363 2.0% Filipino 10,916 4.6% Filipino 28,958 8.5%
Korean 518 0.2% Korean 1,036 0.3%
Asian Indian 515 0.2% Asian Indian 1,899 0.6%
Vietnamese 474 0.2% Vietnamese 716 0.2%
Cambodian 45 0.0%
Hmong 0 0.0%
Laotian 781 0.2%
Thai 277 0.1%
Other Asian 920 0.3%
Pacific Islander 2,730 0.8%
Polynesian 1,188 0.3%
Hawaiian 402 0.2% Hawaiian 1,005 0.3%
Samoan 32 0.0% Samoan 168 0.0%
Tongan 10 0.0%
Other Polynesian 5 0.0%
Guamanian 1,196 0.5% Micronesian -- Guamanian 1,424 0.4%
Micronesian -- Other 7 0.0%
Melanesian 82 0.0%
Other Asian and Pacific Islander 463 0.2% Pacific Islander Not Specified 29 0.0%
All other 2,124 1.2% Race, n.e.c. 11,144 4.7% Other Race 20,263 6.0%
  
PERSONS OF SPANISH ORIGIN OR DESCENT 9,789 5.8% SPANISH ORIGIN 24,699 10.5% TOTAL HISPANIC 43,890 12.9%
  
SEX SEX SEX
Male 87,502 51.5% Male 119,200 50.7% Male 174,367 51.2%
Female 82,439 48.5% Female 116,003 49.3% Female 166,054 48.8%
 
AGE AGE AGE
Under 5 years 15,396 9.1% Under 5 years 20,061 8.5% Under 5 years 29,652 8.7%
5 to 19 years 50,679 29.8% 5 to 19 years 60,151 25.6% 5 to 17 years 67,889 19.9%
20 to 64 years 92,452 54.4% 20 to 64 years 137,262 58.4% 18 to 64 years 215,001 63.2%
65 years and over 11,414 6.7% 65 years and over 17,729 7.5% 65 years and over 27,879 8.2%
Median age 24.8 X Median age 28.0 X Median age 31.0 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Head of household 51,120 100.0% Total households 80,602 100.0% Households 113,637 100.0%
Families 42,412 83.0% Families 61,696 76.5% Total families 86,962 76.5%
With own children under 18 years 24,774 48.5% With own children under 18 years 35,855 44.5% With own children under 18 years 48,430 42.6%
Persons per household 3.14 X Persons per household 2.82 X Persons per household 2.87 X
Persons per family 3.25 X Persons per family 3.28 X
  
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1969 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1979 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1989
Income of families and unrelated individuals 9,880 X Median household income 19,264 X Median household income 39,113 X
Median family income 21,606 X Median family income 42,392 X
Income of persons 3,094 X Per capita income 7,407 X Per capita income 24,122 X
Less than poverty level 11.4% Below poverty level 9.4% Below poverty level 7.2%
  
COMMUTING TO WORK COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.2 X Mean minutes traveled to work 28.2 X
Mean travel time to work for workers traveling 45 or more minutes 58.6 X
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over 100,011 100.0% Workers 16 years and over 158,713 100.0%
Private vehicle 88,882 88.9% Car, truck, or van 143,553 90.4%
Drive alone car 54,890 54.9% Drove alone 114,233 72.0%
Drive alone truck or van 10,760 10.8%
Carpool car 19,331 19.3% Carpooled 29,320 18.5%
Carpool truck or van 3,901 3.9%  
Public transportation 1,879 1.9% Public transportation 3,604 2.3%
Bus or streetcar 1,560 1.6% Bus or trolley bus 2,271 1.4%
  Streetcar or trolley car 24 0.0%
Subway or elevated train 100 0.1% Subway or elevated 724 0.5%
Railroad 39 0.0% Railroad 65 0.0%
  Ferryboat 360 0.2%
Taxicab 180 0.2% Taxicab 160 0.1%
Motorcycle 1,564 1.6% Motorcycle 965 0.6%
Bicycle 1,208 1.2% Bicycle 1,187 0.7%
Walked only 4,298 4.3% Walked 3,916 2.5%
Other means 827 0.8% Other means 1,308 0.8%
Worked at home 1,353 1.4% Working at home 4,180 2.6%
  
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE
Employed 50,128 100.0% Employed 90,279 100.0% Employed 151,310 100.0%
 
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                Source: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census

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