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Elm Park

       

Central City

Population

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

% change

-6.21

8.3

 

-3.4

size

7,213

6,791

7,357

 

29,386

28,380

29,852

% white

86

74

64.9

 

72

60

39.5

% black

6

8

7.2

 

10

10

10.2

% African American

 

% asian

6

7

9.4

 

6

9

9.5

% hispanic

8

12

14.3

 

21

30

37.0

Immigration

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

% foreign born

14

21

18.0

 

14

24

27.9

% immigrated in last 10 years

9

15

10.0

 

8

5

12.0

Linguistically Isolated Households

242

199

380

 

1,331

1774

3083

% Households linguistically isolated

10

8

17.5

 

13

17

30.3

School age linguistically isolated

95

32

36

 

866

989

1366

Number of persons born in X

 

Top 5 Immigrant Groups

 

Housing

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

total units

2,789

2,782

2,656

 

11,769

11,188

11,216

% renter occupied (of all occupied)

87

89

87.9

 

87

87

87.5

% owner occupied

13

11

12.1

 

13

13

12.5

% Vacant

11

7

8.2

 

12

9

8.9

% housing built before 1960

78

82

85.1

 

73

75

78.8

% housing built after 1980

2

1

5.5

 

7

5

6.3

housing units: % single family homes

7

7

6.9

 

5

8

5.8

number single family

193

206

198

 

617

857

713

Income and Poverty

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

poverty rate: % people poor

17

35

29.2

 

26

33

35.1

median family income

$30,114

$27,448

41,328

 

$22,160

$26,418

$29,356

median household income

32,179

 

$22,960

% Households where housing costs are>30% of income

41

49

38.2

 

48

40

52.2

% Children poor

39

32

3.8

 

43

42

10.1

% Families Below 50% Metro Family Median Income

31

54

48.5

 

43

55

63.9

Est.2006 Median Family Income

$33,685

 

$32,421

2005 Median Family Income

 

2005 % Poor

 

Education

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

Population 25 years and over

3,337

3,107

2,771

 

15,328

14,864

13,762

% less than 9th grade

11

13

2.3

 

21

18

14.9

% 9th to 12th grade, no diploma

9

8

5.2

 

19

18

12.7

% high school graduate or higher

80

79

92.5

 

60

64

68.7

% Some college, no degree

19

14

25.4

 

14

15

16.3

% Associate degree

6

7

3.8

 

6

4

2.9

% bachelor's degree or higher

30

32

38.6

 

14

15

21.6

% Graduate or professional degree

12

13

20.9

 

5

7

7.9

Employment

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

Employment/population ratio

28

52

47.9

 

46

50

45.6

Unemployment rate

6

3

10.7

 

6

5

13.8

Occupation: Percent managerial/professional

42

31.4

 

18

21.6

Occupation: % prod., transport, material moving

16

7.7

 

27

16.8

Aging

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

% under 5 years

3.0

2.7

 

6.0

% 5-17 years

8.3

4.8

 

14.2

% 65 years and over

8.7

5.6

 

7.7

Family Structure

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

 

1990

2000

2006--10

2010

% single-parent family (w/ children under 18)

16.1

31.3

 

37.2

% married-couple family (w/ children under 18)

29.1

19.2

 

16.0

% female-headed family (w/ children under 18)

13.6

31.3

 

29.8

% all parents in family in labor force

 

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