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US Population Through History

The Growth of the Population of the United States

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US Population Through History

Commuters pass through Grand Central Terminal during morning rush hour December 19, 2005 in New York City.

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Updated June 02, 2014
The first decennial census in the United States showed a population of just under four million people. Today, the U.S. population is estimated at more than 310 million. Here you will find a list of the U.S. population every ten years from the first official census in 1790 to the most recent in 2000.

1790 - 3,929,214
1800 - 5,308,483
1810 - 7,239,881
1820 - 9,638,453
1830 - 12,866,020
1840 - 17,069,453
1850 - 23,191,876
1860 - 31,443,321
1870 - 38,558,371
1880 - 50,189,209
1890 - 62,979,766
1900 - 76,212,168
1910 - 92,228,496
1920 - 106,021,537
1930 - 123,202,624
1940 - 132,164,569
1950 - 151,325,798
1960 - 179,323,175
1970 - 203,302,031
1980 - 226,542,199
1990 - 248,709,873
2000 - 281,421,906
2010 - 307,745,538

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