1960 United States census

Eighteenth census
of the United States

April 1, 1960

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U.S. Census Bureau seal
General information
CountryUnited States
Results
Total population179,323,175 (Increase 18.5%)
Most populous ​stateNew York
16,782,304
Least populous ​stateAlaska
226,167

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.

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

A map showing the population change of each US State by percentage.


RankStatePopulation as of
1960 census
Population as of
1950 census
ChangePercent
change
1 New York16,782,30414,830,1921,952,112 Increase13.2% Increase
2 California15,717,20410,586,2235,130,981 Increase48.5% Increase
3 Pennsylvania11,319,36610,498,012821,354 Increase7.8% Increase
4 Illinois10,081,1588,712,1761,368,982 Increase15.7% Increase
5 Ohio9,706,3977,946,6271,759,770 Increase22.1% Increase
6 Texas9,579,6777,711,1941,868,483 Increase24.2% Increase
7 Michigan7,823,1946,371,7661,451,428 Increase22.8% Increase
8 New Jersey6,066,7824,835,3291,231,453 Increase25.5% Increase
9 Massachusetts5,148,5784,690,514458,064 Increase9.8% Increase
10 Florida4,951,5602,771,3052,180,255 Increase78.7% Increase
11 Indiana4,662,4983,934,224728,274 Increase18.5% Increase
12 North Carolina4,556,1554,061,929494,226 Increase12.2% Increase
13 Missouri4,319,8133,954,653365,160 Increase9.2% Increase
14 Virginia3,966,9493,318,680648,269 Increase19.5% Increase
15 Wisconsin3,951,7773,434,575517,202 Increase15.1% Increase
16 Georgia3,943,1163,444,578498,538 Increase14.5% Increase
17 Tennessee3,567,0893,291,718275,371 Increase8.4% Increase
18 Minnesota3,413,8642,982,483431,381 Increase14.5% Increase
19 Alabama3,266,7403,061,743204,997 Increase6.7% Increase
20 Louisiana3,257,0222,683,516573,506 Increase21.4% Increase
21 Maryland3,100,6892,343,001757,688 Increase32.3% Increase
22 Kentucky3,038,1562,944,80693,350 Increase3.2% Increase
23 Washington2,853,2142,378,963474,251 Increase19.9% Increase
24 Iowa2,757,5372,621,073136,464 Increase5.2% Increase
25 Connecticut2,535,2342,007,280527,954 Increase26.3% Increase
26 South Carolina2,382,5942,117,027265,567 Increase12.5% Increase
27 Oklahoma2,328,2842,233,35194,933 Increase4.3% Increase
28 Kansas2,178,6111,905,299273,312 Increase14.3% Increase
29 Mississippi2,178,1412,178,914−773 Decrease−0.0% Decrease
30 West Virginia1,860,4212,005,552−145,131 Decrease−7.2% Decrease
31 Arkansas1,786,2721,909,511−123,239 Decrease−6.5% Decrease
32 Oregon1,768,6871,521,341247,346 Increase16.3% Increase
33 Colorado1,753,9471,325,089428,858 Increase32.4% Increase
34Nebraska1,411,3301,325,51085,820 Increase6.5% Increase
35 Arizona1,302,161749,587552,574 Increase73.7% Increase
36 Maine969,265913,77455,491 Increase6.1% Increase
37 New Mexico951,023681,187269,836 Increase39.6% Increase
38 Utah890,627688,862201,765 Increase29.3% Increase
39 Rhode Island859,488791,89667,592 Increase8.5% Increase
 District of Columbia763,956802,178−38,222 Decrease−4.8% Decrease
40 South Dakota680,514652,74027,774 Increase4.3% Increase
41 Montana674,767591,02483,743 Increase14.2% Increase
42 Idaho667,191588,63778,554 Increase13.3% Increase
43 Hawaii632,772499,794132,978 Increase26.6% Increase
44 North Dakota632,446619,63612,810 Increase2.1% Increase
45 New Hampshire606,921533,24273,679 Increase13.8% Increase
46 Delaware446,292318,085128,207 Increase40.3% Increase
47 Vermont389,881377,74712,134 Increase3.2% Increase
48 Wyoming330,066290,52939,537 Increase13.6% Increase
49 Nevada285,278160,083125,195 Increase78.2% Increase
50 Alaska226,167128,64397,524 Increase75.8% Increase
 United States179,323,175151,325,79827,997,377 Increase18.5% Increase

City rankings

RankCityStatePopulation[2]Region (2016)[3]
01New YorkNew York7,781,984Northeast
02ChicagoIllinois3,550,404Midwest
03Los AngelesCalifornia2,479,015West
04PhiladelphiaPennsylvania2,002,512Northeast
05DetroitMichigan1,670,144Midwest
06BaltimoreMaryland939,024South
07HoustonTexas938,219South
08ClevelandOhio876,050Midwest
09WashingtonDistrict of Columbia763,956South
10St. LouisMissouri750,026Midwest
11MilwaukeeWisconsin741,324Midwest
12San FranciscoCalifornia740,316West
13BostonMassachusetts697,197Northeast
14DallasTexas679,684South
15New OrleansLouisiana627,525South
16PittsburghPennsylvania604,332Northeast
17San AntonioTexas587,718South
18San DiegoCalifornia573,224West
19SeattleWashington557,087West
20BuffaloNew York532,759Northeast
21CincinnatiOhio502,550Midwest
22MemphisTennessee497,524South
23DenverColorado493,887West
24AtlantaGeorgia487,455South
25MinneapolisMinnesota482,872Midwest
26IndianapolisIndiana476,258Midwest
27Kansas CityMissouri475,539Midwest
28ColumbusOhio471,316Midwest
29PhoenixArizona439,170West
30NewarkNew Jersey405,220Northeast
31LouisvilleKentucky390,639South
32PortlandOregon372,676West
33OaklandCalifornia367,548West
34Fort WorthTexas356,268South
35Long BeachCalifornia344,168West
36BirminghamAlabama340,887South
37Oklahoma CityOklahoma324,253South
38RochesterNew York318,611Northeast
39ToledoOhio318,003Midwest
40Saint PaulMinnesota313,411Midwest
41NorfolkVirginia305,872South
42OmahaNebraska301,598Midwest
43HonoluluHawaii294,194West
44MiamiFlorida291,688South
45AkronOhio290,351Midwest
46El PasoTexas276,687South
47Jersey CityNew Jersey276,101Northeast
48TampaFlorida274,970South
49DaytonOhio262,332Midwest
50TulsaOklahoma261,685South
51WichitaKansas254,698Midwest
52RichmondVirginia219,958South
53SyracuseNew York216,038Northeast
54TucsonArizona212,892West
55Des MoinesIowa208,982Midwest
56ProvidenceRhode Island207,498Northeast
57San JoseCalifornia204,196West
58MobileAlabama202,779South
59CharlotteNorth Carolina201,564South
60AlbuquerqueNew Mexico201,189West
61JacksonvilleFlorida201,030South
62FlintMichigan196,940Midwest
63SacramentoCalifornia191,667West
64YonkersNew York190,634Northeast
65Salt Lake CityUtah189,454West
66WorcesterMassachusetts186,587Northeast
67AustinTexas186,545South
68SpokaneWashington181,608West
69St. PetersburgFlorida181,298South
70GaryIndiana178,320Midwest
71Grand RapidsMichigan177,313Midwest
72SpringfieldMassachusetts174,463Northeast
73NashvilleTennessee170,874South
74Corpus ChristiTexas167,690South
75YoungstownOhio166,689Midwest
76ShreveportLouisiana164,372South
77ArlingtonVirginia163,401South
78HartfordConnecticut162,178Northeast
79Fort WayneIndiana161,776Midwest
80BridgeportConnecticut156,748Northeast
81Baton RougeLouisiana152,419South
82New HavenConnecticut152,048Northeast
83SavannahGeorgia149,245South
84TacomaWashington147,979West
85JacksonMississippi144,422South
86PatersonNew Jersey143,663Northeast
87EvansvilleIndiana141,543Midwest
88EriePennsylvania138,440Northeast
89AmarilloTexas137,969South
90MontgomeryAlabama134,393South
91FresnoCalifornia133,929West
92South BendIndiana132,445Midwest
93ChattanoogaTennessee130,009South
94AlbanyNew York129,726Northeast
95LubbockTexas128,691South
96LincolnNebraska128,521Midwest
97MadisonWisconsin126,706Midwest
97RockfordIllinois126,706Midwest
99Kansas CityKansas121,901Midwest
100GreensboroNorth Carolina119,574South

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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Seal of the United States Census Bureau. The blazon is defined here as:

On a shield an open book beneath which is a lamp of knowledge emitting rays above in base two crossed quills. Around the whole a wreath of single leaves, surrounded by an outer band bearing between two stars the words "U.S. Department of Commerce" in the upper portion and "Bureau of the Census" in the lower portion, the lettering concentric with an inner beaded rim and an outer dentilated rim.

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Flag of California. This version is designed to accurately depict the standard print of the bear as well as adhere to the official flag code regarding the size, position and proportion of the bear, the colors of the flag, and the position and size of the star.
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Flag of Illinois, 1915-1969 (1970)
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Flag of Illinois, 1915-1969 (1970)
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The flag of the U.S. state of Ohio, officially known as the "Ohio Burgee"
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A former flag of the State of Florida with St Patrick's Saltire, used from 1900 to 1985.
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A former flag of the State of Florida with St Patrick's Saltire, used from 1900 to 1985.
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Flag of North Carolina, 1885–1991
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Flag of Wisconsin (1913-1981)
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Flag of Oklahoma (1941-1988)
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Flag of Oregon (obverse): The flag was adopted by the state on February 26, 1925.[1] The state seal was decided in 1903.[2][3]
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Flag of South Dakota in 1909 — 1963
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A former state flag of Minnesota, used from August 1957 to August 1983.
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