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  Economic & Demographic Profile: Population & Race

Population 

Table 1.1  Santa Monica Population

1940-2010

Year

Population

% Change

1940

53,500

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1950

71,595

33.8%

1960

83,249

16.3%

1970

88,289

6.1%

1980

88,314

0.0%

1990

86,905

-1.6%

2000

84,084

-3.2%

2010

89,736

6.7%

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau

 Race

 

Total

18 years + over

# % # %
White 62,917 70.1 55,615 72.1
Hispanic or Latino 11,716 13.1 9,082 11.8
Black or African American 3,364 3.7 2,848 3.7
Asian 7,960 8.9 7,069 9.2
Native Hawaiian + Other Pacific Islander 116 0.1 106 0.1
Other 316 0.4 224 0.3
TOTAL 89,736 100.0 77,156 100.0

Housing Units + Occupancy

Total housing units 50,912 100.0%
     Occupied housing units 46,917 92.2%
     Vacant housing units 3,995 7.8%

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census

Figure 1.1 illustrates Santa Monica’s population distribution by neighborhood.  The largest share of residents, 40.5%, inhabit the northern part of Santa Monica (north of Wilshire Blvd.), followed by 30.3% in the southern part of the City (south of Pico Blvd., Ocean Park and Sunset Park), 23.2% are in the Mid-City/Pico Neighborhood and 6.0% of the population  reside in the Downtown/Ocean Front area.

 

Source:  2000 U.S. Census (ZIP Code tabulations)

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