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1960 United States Census

18th United States national census

Top 3 1960 United States Census related articles

Eighteenth Census
of the United States
U.S. Census Bureau Seal
General information
CountryUnited States
Date takenApril 1, 1960
Total population179,323,175
Percent change 18.5%
Most populous stateNew York
16,827,000
Least populous stateAlaska
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.

1960 United States Census Intro articles: 4

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]

1960 United States Census Data availability articles: 4

State rankings

Rank State Population as of
1960 Census
Population as of
1950 Census
Change Percent
change
1  New York 16,782,304 14,830,192 1,952,112 13.2%
2  California 15,717,204 10,586,223 5,130,981 48.5%
3  Pennsylvania 11,319,366 10,498,012 821,354 7.8%
4  Illinois 10,081,158 8,712,176 1,368,982 15.7%
5  Ohio 9,706,397 7,946,627 1,759,770 22.1%
6  Texas 9,579,677 7,711,194 1,868,483 24.2%
7  Michigan 7,823,194 6,371,766 1,451,428 22.8%
8  New Jersey 6,066,782 4,835,329 1,231,453 25.5%
9  Massachusetts 5,148,578 4,690,514 458,064 9.8%
10  Florida 4,951,560 2,771,305 2,180,255 78.7%
11  Indiana 4,662,498 3,934,224 728,274 18.5%
12  North Carolina 4,556,155 4,061,929 494,226 12.2%
13  Missouri 4,319,813 3,954,653 365,160 9.2%
14  Virginia 3,966,949 3,318,680 648,269 19.5%
15  Wisconsin 3,951,777 3,434,575 517,202 15.1%
16  Georgia 3,943,116 3,444,578 498,538 14.5%
17  Tennessee 3,567,089 3,291,718 275,371 8.4%
18  Minnesota 3,413,864 2,982,483 431,381 14.5%
19  Alabama 3,266,740 3,061,743 204,997 6.7%
20  Louisiana 3,257,022 2,683,516 573,506 21.4%
21  Maryland 3,100,689 2,343,001 757,688 32.3%
22  Kentucky 3,038,156 2,944,806 93,350 3.2%
23  Washington 2,853,214 2,378,963 474,251 19.9%
24  Iowa 2,757,537 2,621,073 136,464 5.2%
25  Connecticut 2,535,234 2,007,280 527,954 26.3%
26  South Carolina 2,382,594 2,117,027 265,567 12.5%
27  Oklahoma 2,328,284 2,233,351 94,933 4.3%
28  Kansas 2,178,611 1,905,299 273,312 14.3%
29  Mississippi 2,178,141 2,178,914 -773 -0.0%
30  West Virginia 1,860,421 2,005,552 -145,131 -7.2%
31  Arkansas 1,786,272 1,909,511 -123,239 -6.5%
32  Oregon 1,768,687 1,521,341 247,346 16.3%
33  Colorado 1,753,947 1,325,089 428,858 32.4%
34 Nebraska 1,411,330 1,325,510 85,820 6.5%
35  Arizona 1,302,161 749,587 552,574 73.7%
36  Maine 969,265 913,774 55,491 6.1%
37  New Mexico 951,023 681,187 269,836 39.6%
38  Utah 890,627 688,862 201,765 29.3%
39  Rhode Island 859,488 791,896 67,592 8.5%
 District of Columbia 763,956 802,178 -38,222 -4.8%
40  South Dakota 680,514 652,740 27,774 4.3%
41  Montana 674,767 591,024 83,743 14.2%
42  Idaho 667,191 588,637 78,554 13.3%
43  Hawaii 632,772 499,794 132,978 26.6%
44  North Dakota 632,446 619,636 12,810 2.1%
45  New Hampshire 606,921 533,242 73,679 13.8%
46  Delaware 446,292 318,085 128,207 40.3%
47  Vermont 389,881 377,747 12,134 3.2%
48  Wyoming 330,066 290,529 39,537 13.6%
49  Nevada 285,278 160,083 125,195 78.2%
50  Alaska 226,167 128,643 97,524 75.8%
 United States 179,323,175 151,325,798 27,997,377 18.5%

City rankings

Rank City State Population[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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