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

1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 204,885 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 299,681 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 388,222 100.0%
  
RACE RACE RACE
White 197,922 96.6% White 279,148 93.1% White 351,983 90.7%
Negro 2,108 1.0% Black 3,484 1.2% Black 5,554 1.4%
Indian 1,623 0.8% American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 3,702 1.2% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 4,513 1.2%
Eskimo 16 0.0% Eskimo 51 0.0%
Aleut 7 0.0% Aleut 60 0.0%
Asian and Pacific Islander 5,111 1.7% Asian or Pacific Islander 10,881 2.8%
Asian 10,204 2.6%
Japanese 833 0.4% Japanese 1,443 0.5% Japanese 1,606 0.4%
Chinese 448 0.2% Chinese 826 0.3% Chinese 2,207 0.6%
Filipino 393 0.2% Filipino 1,052 0.4% Filipino 2,240 0.6%
Korean 282 0.1% Korean 568 0.1%
Asian Indian 411 0.1% Asian Indian 567 0.1%
Vietnamese 225 0.1% Vietnamese 790 0.2%
Cambodian 680 0.2%
Hmong 0 0.0%
Laotian 765 0.2%
Thai 97 0.0%
Other Asian 684 0.2%
Pacific Islander 677 0.2%
Polynesian 545 0.1%
Hawaiian 430 0.1% Hawaiian 369 0.1%
Samoan 133 0.0% Samoan 115 0.0%
Tongan 36 0.0%
Other Polynesian 25 0.0%
Guamanian 161 0.1% Micronesian -- Guamanian 79 0.0%
Micronesian -- Other 0 0.0%
Melanesian 53 0.0%
Other Asian and Pacific Islander 148 0.0% Pacific Islander Not Specified 0 0.0%
All other 1,558 0.8% Race, n.e.c. 8,236 2.7% Other Race 15,291 3.9%
  
PERSONS OF SPANISH ORIGIN OR DESCENT 8,207 4.0% SPANISH ORIGIN 20,775 6.9% TOTAL HISPANIC 39,537 10.2%
  
SEX SEX SEX
Male 99,362 48.5% Male 145,258 48.5% Male 190,292 49.0%
Female 105,523 51.5% Female 154,423 51.5% Female 197,930 51.0%
 
AGE AGE AGE
Under 5 years 15,941 7.8% Under 5 years 20,391 6.8% Under 5 years 28,367 7.3%
5 to 19 years 58,762 28.7% 5 to 19 years 67,807 22.6% 5 to 17 years 67,080 17.3%
20 to 64 years 103,837 50.7% 20 to 64 years 171,134 57.1% 18 to 64 years 240,427 61.9%
65 years and over 26,345 12.9% 65 years and over 40,349 13.5% 65 years and over 52,348 13.5%
Median age 29.8 X Median age 31.9 X Median age 34.9 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Head of household 67,861 100.0% Total households 115,008 100.0% Households 149,382 100.0%
Families 52,831 77.9% Families 80,209 69.7% Total families 100,859 67.5%
With own children under 18 years 27,524 40.6% With own children under 18 years 39,568 34.4% With own children under 18 years 48,764 32.6%
Persons per household 2.92 X Persons per household 2.55 X Persons per household 2.55 X
Persons per family 3.04 X Persons per family 3.04 X
  
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1969 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1979 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1989
Income of families and unrelated individuals 9,673 X Median household income 17,732 X Median household income 36,299 X
Median family income 21,269 X Median family income 41,961 X
Income of persons 3,177 X Per capita income 8,091 X Per capita income 22,191 X
Less than poverty level 13.4% Below poverty level 9.5% Below poverty level 7.5%
  
COMMUTING TO WORK COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.7 X Mean minutes traveled to work 24.1 X
Mean travel time to work for workers traveling 45 or more minutes 65.6 X
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over 127,684 100.0% Workers 16 years and over 190,431 100.0%
Private vehicle 109,420 85.7% Car, truck, or van 166,834 87.6%
Drive alone car 70,295 55.1% Drove alone 142,074 74.6%
Drive alone truck or van 18,296 14.3%
Carpool car 16,340 12.8% Carpooled 24,760 13.0%
Carpool truck or van 4,489 3.5%  
Public transportation 4,093 3.2% Public transportation 4,351 2.3%
Bus or streetcar 4,056 3.2% Bus or trolley bus 4,183 2.2%
  Streetcar or trolley car 9 0.0%
Subway or elevated train 0 0.0% Subway or elevated 55 0.0%
Railroad 0 0.0% Railroad 0 0.0%
  Ferryboat 31 0.0%
Taxicab 37 0.0% Taxicab 73 0.0%
Motorcycle 1,260 1.0% Motorcycle 631 0.3%
Bicycle 1,887 1.5% Bicycle 1,975 1.0%
Walked only 5,422 4.2% Walked 6,209 3.3%
Other means 1,244 1.0% Other means 1,115 0.6%
Worked at home 4,358 3.4% Working at home 9,316 4.9%
  
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE
Employed 67,753 100.0% Employed 130,089 100.0% Employed 193,296 100.0%
 
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                Source: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census

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