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
presidential elections. This is also the last census in which New York
was the most populous state.