The Question:

What was the population of the United States in 1990?

The Answer:

As of the 1990 census, the resident population of the United States was 248,709,873. If you include citizens abroad (including military personnel) and residents of territories and dependencies, that figure climbs to 253,451,585. As of 1997, the estimated resident population is 267,368,000.

For population data from other years, check out National Censuses in our almanac.

—The Editors