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Historical U.S. census and vital records

1950 census

150.7 million persons

Publications: Data and Statistical Services (DSS): Decennial Censuses 1790-2000 and https://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html

1960 census

179.3 million persons

Geography: Add Alaska, Hawaii as states.

Note: This is the first census for which the questionnaire was mailed in advance to each household, and completed by the individual and not by the census-taker.

Publications: Data and Statistical Services (DSS): Decennial Censuses 1790-2000 and https://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html

1970 census

203.3 million persons

Publications: Data and Statistical Services (DSS): Decennial Censuses 1790-2000 and https://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html

1980 census

226.5 million persons

Publications: Data and Statistical Services (DSS): Decennial Censuses 1790-2000 and https://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html