1960 United States Census

Last updated

Eighteenth Census
of the United States
  1950
1970  
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General information
CountryUnited States
Date takenApril 1, 1960
Total population179,323,175
Percent changeIncrease2.svg 18.5%
Most populous state New York
16,827,000
Least populous state Alaska
228,000

The United States Census of 1960, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 179,323,175, an increase of 18.5 percent over the 151,325,798 persons enumerated during the 1950 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over 200,000. This census's data determined the electoral votes for the 1964 and 1968 presidential elections. This is also the last census in which New York was the most populous state.

Contents

Data availability

Microdata from the 1960 census are freely available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. Personally identifiable information will be available in 2032. [1]

State rankings

RankStatePopulation as of
1960 Census
Population as of
1950 Census
ChangePercent
change
1Flag of New York.svg  New York 16,782,30414,830,1921,952,112 Increase2.svg13.2% Increase2.svg
2Flag of California.svg  California 15,717,20410,586,2235,130,981 Increase2.svg48.5% Increase2.svg
3Flag of Pennsylvania.svg  Pennsylvania 11,319,36610,498,012821,354 Increase2.svg7.8% Increase2.svg
4Flag of Illinois.svg  Illinois 10,081,1588,712,1761,368,982 Increase2.svg15.7% Increase2.svg
5Flag of Ohio.svg  Ohio 9,706,3977,946,6271,759,770 Increase2.svg22.1% Increase2.svg
6Flag of Texas.svg  Texas 9,579,6777,711,1941,868,483 Increase2.svg24.2% Increase2.svg
7Flag of Michigan.svg  Michigan 7,823,1946,371,7661,451,428 Increase2.svg22.8% Increase2.svg
8Flag of New Jersey.svg  New Jersey 6,066,7824,835,3291,231,453 Increase2.svg25.5% Increase2.svg
9Flag of Massachusetts.svg  Massachusetts 5,148,5784,690,514458,064 Increase2.svg9.8% Increase2.svg
10Flag of Florida.svg  Florida 4,951,5602,771,3052,180,255 Increase2.svg78.7% Increase2.svg
11Flag of Indiana.svg  Indiana 4,662,4983,934,224728,274 Increase2.svg18.5% Increase2.svg
12Flag of North Carolina.svg  North Carolina 4,556,1554,061,929494,226 Increase2.svg12.2% Increase2.svg
13Flag of Missouri.svg  Missouri 4,319,8133,954,653365,160 Increase2.svg9.2% Increase2.svg
14Flag of Virginia.svg  Virginia 3,966,9493,318,680648,269 Increase2.svg19.5% Increase2.svg
15Flag of Wisconsin.svg  Wisconsin 3,951,7773,434,575517,202 Increase2.svg15.1% Increase2.svg
16Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg  Georgia 3,943,1163,444,578498,538 Increase2.svg14.5% Increase2.svg
17Flag of Tennessee.svg  Tennessee 3,567,0893,291,718275,371 Increase2.svg8.4% Increase2.svg
18Flag of Minnesota.svg  Minnesota 3,413,8642,982,483431,381 Increase2.svg14.5% Increase2.svg
19Flag of Alabama.svg  Alabama 3,266,7403,061,743204,997 Increase2.svg6.7% Increase2.svg
20Flag of Louisiana.svg  Louisiana 3,257,0222,683,516573,506 Increase2.svg21.4% Increase2.svg
21Flag of Maryland.svg  Maryland 3,100,6892,343,001757,688 Increase2.svg32.3% Increase2.svg
22Flag of Kentucky.svg  Kentucky 3,038,1562,944,80693,350 Increase2.svg3.2% Increase2.svg
23Flag of Washington.svg  Washington 2,853,2142,378,963474,251 Increase2.svg19.9% Increase2.svg
24Flag of Iowa.svg  Iowa 2,757,5372,621,073136,464 Increase2.svg5.2% Increase2.svg
25Flag of Connecticut.svg  Connecticut 2,535,2342,007,280527,954 Increase2.svg26.3% Increase2.svg
26Flag of South Carolina.svg  South Carolina 2,382,5942,117,027265,567 Increase2.svg12.5% Increase2.svg
27Flag of Oklahoma.svg  Oklahoma 2,328,2842,233,35194,933 Increase2.svg4.3% Increase2.svg
28Flag of Kansas.svg  Kansas 2,178,6111,905,299273,312 Increase2.svg14.3% Increase2.svg
29Flag of Mississippi.svg  Mississippi 2,178,1412,178,914-773 Decrease2.svg-0.0% Decrease2.svg
30Flag of West Virginia.svg  West Virginia 1,860,4212,005,552-145,131 Decrease2.svg-7.2% Decrease2.svg
31Flag of Arkansas.svg  Arkansas 1,786,2721,909,511-123,239 Decrease2.svg-6.5% Decrease2.svg
32Flag of Oregon.svg  Oregon 1,768,6871,521,341247,346 Increase2.svg16.3% Increase2.svg
33Flag of Colorado.svg  Colorado 1,753,9471,325,089428,858 Increase2.svg32.4% Increase2.svg
34Flag of Nebraska.svg  Nebraska 1,411,3301,325,51085,820 Increase2.svg6.5% Increase2.svg
35Flag of Arizona.svg  Arizona 1,302,161749,587552,574 Increase2.svg73.7% Increase2.svg
36Flag of Maine.svg  Maine 969,265913,77455,491 Increase2.svg6.1% Increase2.svg
37Flag of New Mexico.svg  New Mexico 951,023681,187269,836 Increase2.svg39.6% Increase2.svg
38Flag of Utah.svg  Utah 890,627688,862201,765 Increase2.svg29.3% Increase2.svg
39Flag of Rhode Island.svg  Rhode Island 859,488791,89667,592 Increase2.svg8.5% Increase2.svg
Flag of Washington, D.C..svg  District of Columbia 763,956802,178-38,222 Decrease2.svg-4.8% Decrease2.svg
40Flag of South Dakota.svg  South Dakota 680,514652,74027,774 Increase2.svg4.3% Increase2.svg
41Flag of Montana.svg  Montana 674,767591,02483,743 Increase2.svg14.2% Increase2.svg
42Flag of Idaho.svg  Idaho 667,191588,63778,554 Increase2.svg13.3% Increase2.svg
43Flag of Hawaii.svg  Hawaii 632,772499,794132,978 Increase2.svg26.6% Increase2.svg
44Flag of North Dakota.svg  North Dakota 632,446619,63612,810 Increase2.svg2.1% Increase2.svg
45Flag of New Hampshire.svg  New Hampshire 606,921533,24273,679 Increase2.svg13.8% Increase2.svg
46Flag of Delaware.svg  Delaware 446,292318,085128,207 Increase2.svg40.3% Increase2.svg
47Flag of Vermont.svg  Vermont 389,881377,74712,134 Increase2.svg3.2% Increase2.svg
48Flag of Wyoming.svg  Wyoming 330,066290,52939,537 Increase2.svg13.6% Increase2.svg
49Flag of Nevada.svg  Nevada 285,278160,083125,195 Increase2.svg78.2% Increase2.svg
50Flag of Alaska.svg  Alaska 226,167128,64397,524 Increase2.svg75.8% Increase2.svg
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 179,323,175151,325,79827,997,377 Increase2.svg18.5% Increase2.svg

City rankings

RankCityStatePopulation [2] Region (2016) [3]
01 New York New York 7,781,984 Northeast
02 Chicago Illinois 3,550,404 Midwest
03 Los Angeles California 2,479,015 West
04 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2,002,512 Northeast
05 Detroit Michigan 1,670,144 Midwest
06 Baltimore Maryland 939,024 South
07 Houston Texas 938,219 South
08 Cleveland Ohio 876,050 Midwest
09 Washington District of Columbia 763,956 South
10 St. Louis Missouri 750,026 Midwest
11 Milwaukee Wisconsin 741,324 Midwest
12 San Francisco California 740,316 West
13 Boston Massachusetts 697,197 Northeast
14 Dallas Texas 679,684 South
15 New Orleans Louisiana 627,525 South
16 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 604,332 Northeast
17 San Antonio Texas 587,718 South
18 San Diego California 573,224 West
19 Seattle Washington 557,087 West
20 Buffalo New York 532,759 Northeast
21 Cincinnati Ohio 502,550 Midwest
22 Memphis Tennessee 497,524 South
23 Denver Colorado 493,887 West
24 Atlanta Georgia 487,455 South
25 Minneapolis Minnesota 482,872 Midwest
26 Indianapolis Indiana 476,258 Midwest
27 Kansas City Missouri 475,539 Midwest
28 Columbus Ohio 471,316 Midwest
29 Phoenix Arizona 439,170 West
30 Newark New Jersey 405,220 Northeast
31 Louisville Kentucky 390,639 South
32 Portland Oregon 372,676 West
33 Oakland California 367,548 West
34 Fort Worth Texas 356,268 South
35 Long Beach California 344,168 West
36 Birmingham Alabama 340,887 South
37 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 324,253 South
38 Rochester New York 318,611 Northeast
39 Toledo Ohio 318,003 Midwest
40 Saint Paul Minnesota 313,411 Midwest
41 Norfolk Virginia 305,872 South
42 Omaha Nebraska 301,598 Midwest
43 Honolulu Hawaii 294,194 West
44 Miami Florida 291,688 South
45 Akron Ohio 290,351 Midwest
46 El Paso Texas 276,687 South
47 Jersey City New Jersey 276,101 Northeast
48 Tampa Florida 274,970 South
49 Dayton Ohio 262,332 Midwest
50 Tulsa Oklahoma 261,685 South
51 Wichita Kansas 254,698 Midwest
52 Richmond Virginia 219,958 South
53 Syracuse New York 216,038 Northeast
54 Tucson Arizona 212,892 West
55 Des Moines Iowa 208,982 Midwest
56 Providence Rhode Island 207,498 Northeast
57 San Jose California 204,196 West
58 Mobile Alabama 202,779 South
59 Charlotte North Carolina 201,564 South
60 Albuquerque New Mexico 201,189 West
61 Jacksonville Florida 201,030 South
62 Flint Michigan 196,940 Midwest
63 Sacramento California 191,667 West
64 Yonkers New York 190,634 Northeast
65 Salt Lake City Utah 189,454 West
66 Worcester Massachusetts 186,587 Northeast
67 Austin Texas 186,545 South
68 Spokane Washington 181,608 West
69 St. Petersburg Florida 181,298 South
70 Gary Indiana 178,320 Midwest
71 Grand Rapids Michigan 177,313 Midwest
72 Springfield Massachusetts 174,463 Northeast
73 Nashville Tennessee 170,874 South
74 Corpus Christi Texas 167,690 South
75 Youngstown Ohio 166,689 Midwest
76 Shreveport Louisiana 164,372 South
77 Arlington Virginia 163,401 South
78 Hartford Connecticut 162,178 Northeast
79 Fort Wayne Indiana 161,776 Midwest
80 Bridgeport Connecticut 156,748 Northeast
81 Baton Rouge Louisiana 152,419 South
82 New Haven Connecticut 152,048 Northeast
83 Savannah Georgia 149,245 South
84 Tacoma Washington 147,979 West
85 Jackson Mississippi 144,422 South
86 Paterson New Jersey 143,663 Northeast
87 Evansville Indiana 141,543 Midwest
88 Erie Pennsylvania 138,440 Northeast
89 Amarillo Texas 137,969 South
90 Montgomery Alabama 134,393 South
91 Fresno California 133,929 West
92 South Bend Indiana 132,445 Midwest
93 Chattanooga Tennessee 130,009 South
94 Albany New York 129,726 Northeast
95 Lubbock Texas 128,691 South
96 Lincoln Nebraska 128,521 Midwest
97 Madison Wisconsin 126,706 Midwest
97 Rockford Illinois 126,706 Midwest
99 Kansas City Kansas 121,901 Midwest
100 Greensboro North Carolina 119,574 South

Notes

  1. PIO, US Census Bureau, Census History Staff. "The "72-Year Rule" – History – U.S. Census Bureau". www.census.gov. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  2. Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990, U.S. Census Bureau, 1998
  3. "Regions and Divisions". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on December 3, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.

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