The boundaries of the McGee-Spaulding District coincide exactly with those of U.S. Census tract 4230. This makes Census Tract 30, as it is commonly known, an ideal object of demographic study, since its census figures, with some minor adjustments, can be meaningfully compared from census to census as far back as 1900 (unfortunately, most of the 1890 census records were destroyed by a fire in 1921).
Studies at the tract level are not often undertaken by professional demographers, so this section is mainly a do-it-yourself project. We have, however, been able to draw on several excellent studies made by the City of Berkeley, and some tract-level data are now available from various sources online. Although the list of topics appended in the margin is largely aspirational, we hope in time to develop a fairly complete picture of our District’s fascinating demographic history.