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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 458,614 100.0%   483,878 100.0%   474,047 100.0%
In households 447,512 97.6%   473,835 97.9%      
In group quarters 11,102 2.4%   10,043 2.1%      
   
RACE  
White 374,209 81.6%   371,412 76.8%      
Black or African American 6,522 1.4%   7,610 1.6%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 5,389 1.2%   6,489 1.3%      
Asian 14,098 3.1%   18,341 3.8%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 934 0.2%   1,558 0.3%      
Some other race 38,717 8.4%   56,966 11.8%      
Two or more races 18,745 4.1%   21,502 4.4%      
   
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE  
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 79,511 17.3%   120,430 24.9%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 379,103 82.7%   363,448 75.1%      
White 341,686 74.5%   320,027 66.1%      
Black or African American 6,116 1.3%   6,769 1.4%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 3,477 0.8%   3,584 0.7%      
Asian 13,786 3.0%   17,777 3.7%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 828 0.2%   1,434 0.3%      
Some other race 921 0.2%   913 0.2%      
Two or more races 12,289 2.7%   12,944 2.7%      
   
SEX  
Male 225,804 49.2%   237,902 49.2%      
Female 232,810 50.8%   245,976 50.8%      
   
AGE  
Under 5 years 27,597 6.0%   28,199 5.8%      
5 to 17 years 84,556 18.5%   78,272 16.2%      
18 to 64 years 288,484 62.9%   310,043 64.1%      
65 years and over 57,977 12.6%   67,364 13.9%      
Median age 37.5 X   39.9 X      
   
HOUSEHOLDS  
Total households 172,403 100.0%   185,825 100.0%      
Family households 112,397 65.2%   117,114 63.0%      
Families with children under 18 55,078 31.9%   52,266 28.1%      
Average household size 2.60 X   2.55 X      
Average family size 3.12 X   3.11 X      
   
HOUSING OCCUPANCY  
Total housing units 183,153 100.0%   204,572 100.0%   202,668 100.0%
Occupied housing units 172,403 94.1%   185,825 90.8%   184,033 90.8%
Owner-occupied housing units 110,475 64.1%   112,280 60.4%   114,787 62.4%
Renter-occupied housing units 61,928 35.9%   73,545 39.6%   69,246 37.6%
Vacant housing units 10,750 5.9%   18,747 9.2%   18,635 9.2%
1 unit, detached housing 125,480 68.5%   138,941 68.6%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 273,200 X         524,400 X
Median gross rent (dollars) 864 X         1,201 X
   
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS  
Native 392,888 85.7%         395,419 83.4%
Foreign born 65,726 14.3%         78,628 16.6%
Naturalized citizen 22,335 4.9%         29,316 6.2%
Not a citizen 43,391 9.5%         49,312 10.4%
   
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999    
Median household income (dollars) 53,076 X         63,274 X
Median family income (dollars) 61,921 X         76,715 X
Per capita income (dollars) 25,724 X         32,597 X
Individuals in poverty 36,349 8.1%         48,005 10.3%
   
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT  
Population 25 and over 306,564 100.0%         322,558 100.0%
High school graduate 62,559 20.4%           21.0%
Bachelor's degree 57,711 18.8%           20.4%
Graduate or professional degree 29,782 9.7%           11.1%
   
COMMUTING TO WORK  
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.8 X         25.1 X
   
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER  
Total 224,947 100.0%         226,243 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 196,417 87.3%         193,866 85.7%
Drove alone 168,134 74.7%         168,383 74.4%
Carpooled 28,283 12.6%         25,483 11.3%
Public transportation (Census 2000 includes taxicabs, ACS excludes them) 5,507 2.4%         4,482 2.0%
Bus or trolley bus 5,234 2.3%         4,405 1.9%
Streetcar or trolley car 62 0.0%         0 0.0%
Subway or elevated 102 0.0%         26 0.0%
Railroad 3 0.0%         10 0.0%
Ferryboat 45 0.0%         41 0.0%
Taxicab 61 0.0%         54 0.0%
Motorcycle 517 0.2%         650 0.3%
Bicycle 1,744 0.8%         2,674 1.2%
Walked 6,929 3.1%         7,084 3.1%
Other means 1,587 0.7%         1,272 0.6%
Worked at home 12,246 5.4%         16,161 7.1%
     
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION    
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 229,227 100.0%         233,182 100.0%
Management, professional and related 80,333 35.0%         79,884 34.3%
Service 34,646 15.1%         43,662 18.7%
Sales and office 60,935 26.6%         60,709 26.0%
Farming, fishing & forestry 3,744 1.6%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 23,442 10.2%         26,466 11.3%
Production, transportation, and material moving 26,127 11.4%         22,461 9.6%
   
CLASS OF WORKER      
Self-employed workers 26,882 11.7%         26,797 11.5%
 
 
                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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