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1950 United States census
The United States census of 1950, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 150,697,361, an increase of 14.5 percent over the 131,669,275 persons enumerated during the 1940 census.[1] This was the first census in which:
Seventeenth census
of the United States
← 1940April 1, 19501960  →

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General information
CountryUnited States
Results
Total population150,697,361 ( 14.5%)
Most populous ​stateNew York
14,830,192
Least populous ​stateNevada
162,000
Census questions
The 1950 census collected the following information from all respondents:[2]
In addition, a sample of individuals were asked additional questions covering income, marital history, fertility, and other topics. Full documentation on the 1950 census, including census forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.
Data availability
Microdata from the 1950 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 April 2022.[3]
State rankings
RankStatePopulation as of
1950 census
Population as of
1940 census
ChangePercent
change
1 New York14,830,19213,479,1421,351,05010.0%
2
 California
10,586,2236,907,3873,678,83653.3%
3
 Pennsylvania
10,498,0129,900,180597,8326.0%
4 Illinois8,712,1767,897,241814,93510.3%
5 Ohio7,946,6276,907,6121,039,01515.0%
6
 Texas
7,711,1946,414,8241,296,37020.2%
7
 Michigan
6,371,7665,256,1061,115,66021.2%
8 New Jersey4,835,3294,160,165675,16416.2%
9 Massachusetts4,690,5144,316,721373,7938.7%
10
 North Carolina
4,061,9293,571,623490,30613.7%
11 Missouri3,954,6533,784,664169,9894.5%
12
 Indiana
3,934,2243,427,796506,42814.8%
13 Georgia3,444,5783,123,723320,85510.3%
14
 Wisconsin
3,434,5753,137,587296,9889.5%
15
 Virginia
3,318,6802,677,773640,90723.9%
16 Tennessee3,291,7182,915,841375,87712.9%
17
 Alabama
3,061,7432,832,961228,7828.1%
18
 Minnesota
2,982,4832,792,300190,1836.8%
19 Kentucky2,944,8062,845,62799,1793.5%
20
 Florida
2,771,3051,897,414873,89146.1%
21
 Louisiana
2,683,5162,363,516320,00013.5%
22
 Iowa
2,621,0732,538,26882,8053.3%
23 Washington2,378,9631,736,191642,77237.0%
24
 Maryland
2,343,0011,821,244521,75728.6%
25
 Oklahoma
2,233,3512,336,434−103,083−4.4%
26
 Mississippi
2,178,9142,183,796−4,882−0.2%
27
 South Carolina
2,117,0271,899,804217,22311.4%
28
 Connecticut
2,007,2801,709,242298,03817.4%
29 West Virginia2,005,5521,901,974103,5785.4%
30
 Arkansas
1,909,5111,949,387−39,876−2.0%
31
 Kansas
1,905,2991,801,028104,2715.8%
32 Oregon1,521,3411,089,684431,65739.6%
33 Nebraska1,325,5101,315,8349,6760.7%
34
 Colorado
1,325,0891,123,296201,79318.0%
35
 Maine
913,774847,22666,5487.9%
 District of Columbia802,178663,091139,08721.0%
36
 Rhode Island
791,896713,34678,55011.0%
37
 Arizona
749,587499,261250,32650.1%
38
 Utah
688,862550,310138,55225.2%
39
 New Mexico
681,187531,818149,36928.1%
40 South Dakota652,740642,9619,7791.5%
41
 North Dakota
619,636641,935−22,299−3.5%
42
 Montana
591,024559,45631,5685.6%
43
 Idaho
588,637524,87363,76412.1%
44
 New Hampshire
533,242491,52441,7188.5%
 Hawaii499,794422,77077,02418.2%
45 Vermont377,747359,23118,5165.2%
46
 Delaware
318,085266,50551,58019.4%
47
 Wyoming
290,529250,74239,78715.9%
48
 Nevada
160,083110,24749,83645.2%
 Alaska
128,64372,52456,11977.4%
 United States151,325,798132,164,56919,161,22914.5%
City rankings
RankCityStatePopulation[4]Region (2016)[5]
01New York CityNew York7,891,957Northeast
02ChicagoIllinois3,620,962Midwest
03PhiladelphiaPennsylvania2,071,605Northeast
04Los AngelesCalifornia1,970,358West
05DetroitMichigan1,849,568Midwest
06BaltimoreMaryland949,708South
07ClevelandOhio914,808Midwest
08St. LouisMissouri856,796Midwest
09WashingtonDistrict of Columbia802,178South
10BostonMassachusetts801,444Northeast
11San FranciscoCalifornia775,357West
12PittsburghPennsylvania676,806Northeast
13MilwaukeeWisconsin637,392Midwest
14HoustonTexas596,163South
15BuffaloNew York580,132Northeast
16New OrleansLouisiana570,445South
17MinneapolisMinnesota521,718Midwest
18CincinnatiOhio503,998Midwest
19SeattleWashington467,591West
20Kansas CityMissouri456,622Midwest
21NewarkNew Jersey438,776Northeast
22DallasTexas434,462South
23IndianapolisIndiana427,173Midwest
24DenverColorado415,786West
25San AntonioTexas408,442South
26MemphisTennessee396,000South
27OaklandCalifornia384,575West
28ColumbusOhio375,901Midwest
29PortlandOregon373,628West
30LouisvilleKentucky369,129South
31San DiegoCalifornia334,387West
32RochesterNew York332,488Northeast
33AtlantaGeorgia331,314South
34BirminghamAlabama326,037South
35Saint PaulMinnesota311,349Midwest
36ToledoOhio303,616Midwest
37Jersey CityNew Jersey299,017Northeast
38Fort WorthTexas278,778South
39AkronOhio274,605Midwest
40OmahaNebraska251,117Midwest
41Long BeachCalifornia250,767West
42MiamiFlorida249,276South
43ProvidenceRhode Island248,674Northeast
44DaytonOhio243,872Midwest
45Oklahoma CityOklahoma243,504South
46RichmondVirginia230,310South
47SyracuseNew York220,583Northeast
48NorfolkVirginia213,513South
49JacksonvilleFlorida204,517South
50WorcesterMassachusetts203,486Northeast
51TulsaOklahoma182,740South
52Salt Lake CityUtah182,121West
53Des MoinesIowa177,965Midwest
54HartfordConnecticut177,397Northeast
55Grand RapidsMichigan176,515Midwest
56NashvilleTennessee174,307South
57YoungstownOhio168,330Midwest
58WichitaKansas168,279Midwest
59New HavenConnecticut164,443Northeast
60FlintMichigan163,143Midwest
61SpringfieldMassachusetts162,399Northeast
62SpokaneWashington161,721West
63BridgeportConnecticut158,709Northeast
64YonkersNew York152,798Northeast
65TacomaWashington143,673West
66PatersonNew Jersey139,336Northeast
67SacramentoCalifornia137,572West
68ArlingtonVirginia135,449South
69AlbanyNew York134,995Northeast
70CharlotteNorth Carolina134,042South
71GaryIndiana133,911Midwest
72Fort WayneIndiana133,607Midwest
73AustinTexas132,459South
74ChattanoogaTennessee131,041South
75EriePennsylvania130,803Northeast
76El PasoTexas130,485South
77Kansas CityKansas129,553Midwest
78MobileAlabama129,009South
79EvansvilleIndiana128,636Midwest
80TrentonNew Jersey128,009Northeast
81ShreveportLouisiana127,206South
82Baton RougeLouisiana125,629South
83ScrantonPennsylvania125,536Northeast
84KnoxvilleTennessee124,769South
85TampaFlorida124,681South
86CamdenNew Jersey124,555Northeast
87CambridgeMassachusetts120,740Northeast
88SavannahGeorgia119,638South
89CantonOhio116,912Midwest
90South BendIndiana115,911Midwest
91BerkeleyCalifornia113,805West
92ElizabethNew Jersey112,817Northeast
93Fall RiverMassachusetts111,963Northeast
94PeoriaIllinois111,856Midwest
95WilmingtonDelaware110,356South
96ReadingPennsylvania109,320Northeast
97New BedfordMassachusetts109,189Northeast
98Corpus ChristiTexas108,287South
99PhoenixArizona106,818West
100AllentownPennsylvania106,756Northeast
References
  1. ^ "Population and Area (Historical Censuses)"(PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived(PDF) from the original on June 24, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2008.
  2. ^ "Library Bibliography Bulletin 88, New York State Census Records, 1790–1925". New York State Library. October 1981. p. 45 (p. 51 of PDF). Retrieved December 15, 2008.
  3. ^ "The "72-Year Rule" – History". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  4. ^ Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990, U.S. Census Bureau, 1998
  5. ^ "Regions and Divisions". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on December 3, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
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