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

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 103,405 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 147,375 100.0%
    In households 141,114 95.8%
In group quarters 6,261 4.2%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 90,325 87.4% White 144,110 97.8%
Foreign-born white 11,008 10.6%
Negro 460 0.4% Negro 918 0.6%
Other races 1,612 1.6% Other races 83 0.1%
Indians 585 0.6% Indian 949 0.6%
Japanese 570 0.6% Japanese 759 0.5%
Chinese 235 0.2% Chinese 306 0.2%
Filipino 250 0.2%
  
WHITE PERSONS OF SPANISH SURNAME 2,638 2.6%    
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 135,847 92.2%
    Foreign born 11,528 7.8%
  
SEX SEX
Male 52,313 50.6% Male 72,989 49.5%
Female 51,092 49.4% Female 74,386 50.5%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 9,976 9.6% Under 5 years 14,681 10.0%
5 to 17 years 20,082 19.4% 5 to 17 years 36,525 24.8%
18 to 64 years 61,944 59.9% 18 to 64 years 77,416 52.5%
65 years and over 11,403 11.0% 65 years and over 18,753 12.7%
Median age 33.9 X Median age 32.5 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Total household 33,006 100.0%    
    Families 38,581 100.0%
    With own children under 18 20,479 53.1%
Persons per household 2.93 X Population per household 2.99 X
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 39,966 100.0% All housing units 59,784 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 32,947 82.4% All occupied units 47,191 78.9%
Owner occupied 21,010 63.8% Owner occupied 31,052 65.8%
Renter occupied 11,937 36.2% Renter occupied 16,139 34.2%
Vacant 6,016 15.1% Vacant 12,593 21.1%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 8,387 X Median value dollars 13,400 X
Median gross rent dollars 40 X Median gross rent dollars 74 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,087 X Families median income dollars 5,725 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 63,795 100.0% Population 25 years and over 85,162 100.0%
High school 4 years 15,515 24.3% High school 4 years 22,299 26.2%
College 4 years or more 3,790 5.9% College 4 years or more 5,767 6.8%
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
All workers 48,374 100.0%
Private automobile or car pool 35,149 72.7%
Railroad, subway or elevated 19 0.0%
Bus or streetcar 608 1.3%
Walked to work 3,940 8.1%
Other means 1,322 2.7%
Worked at home 5,016 10.4%
Not reported 2,320 4.8%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 36,108 100.0% Employed 48,307 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 2,842 7.9% Professional, technical, and kindred 5,859 12.1%
Farmers and farm managers 4,675 12.9% Farmers and farm managers 2,526 5.2%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 4,189 11.6% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 4,776 9.9%
Clerical and kindred 3,021 8.4% Clerical and kindred 5,479 11.3%
Sales 2,761 7.6% Sales 4,066 8.4%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 4,706 13.0% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 6,382 13.2%
Operatives and kindred 4,197 11.6% Operatives and kindred 6,507 13.5%
Private household workers 577 1.6% Private household workers 1,059 2.2%
Service workers, except private household 3,047 8.4% Service workers, except private household 4,061 8.4%
Farm laborers 3,544 9.8% Farm laborers and farm foremen 2,232 4.6%
Laborers, except farm and mine 2,126 5.9% Laborers, except farm and mine 2,756 5.7%
Occupation not reported 423 1.2% Occupation not reported 2,604 5.4%
  
CLASS OF WORKER
Self-employed 9,104 18.8%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 69,052
1930 Total population 62,222
1920 Total population 52,090
1910 Total population 48,394
1900 Total population 38,480
1890 Total population 32,721
1880 Total population 25,926
1870 Total population 19,819
1860 Total population 11,867
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

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