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Resident Population—Selected Characteristics, 1790–2010

(in thousands)

The following table show the resident population of the United States by gender and race. Figures cover the years 1790 through 2010.

Date     White Black Other Hispanic
origin1
Male Female Total American
Indian,
Eskimo,
Aleut
Asian
and
Pacific
Islanders
Two
or
more
races
1790 (Aug. 2) n.a. n.a. 3,172 757 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
1800 (Aug. 4) n.a. n.a. 4,306 1,002 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
1850 (June 1) 11,838 11,354 19,553 3,639 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
1900 (June 1) 38,816 37,178 66,809 8,834 351 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
1910 (Apr. 15) 47,332 44,640 81,732 9,828 413 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
1920 (Jan. 1) 53,900 51,810 94,821 10,463 427 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
1930 (Apr. 1) 62,137 60,638 110,287 11,891 597 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
1940 (Apr. 1) 66,062 65,608 118,215 12,866 589 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
1950 (Apr. 1)2 74,833 75,864 134,942 15,042 713 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
1950 (Apr. 1) 75,187 76,139 135,150 15,045 1,131 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
1960 (Apr. 1) 88,331 90,992 158,832 18,872 1,620 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
1970 (Apr. 1) 98,926 104,309 178,098 22,581 2,557 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
1980 (Apr. 1) 110,053 116,493 194,713 26,683 5,150 1,420 3,729 n.a. 14,609
1990 (Apr. 1) 121,271 127,494 208,727 30,511 9,527 2,065 7,462 n.a. 22,372
2000 (Apr. 1)3 138,054 143,368 228,104 35,704 17,613 2,664 11,052 3,898 35,306
2005 (July 1)4 146,000 150,411 237,855 37,909 20,646 2,863 13,204 4,579 42,687
2006 (July 1)4 147,512 151,886 239,746 38,343 21,310 2,903 13,688 4,719 44,321
2010 (July 1)4 151,781 156,964 223,553 38,929 26,615 2,932 14,674 9,009 50,478
NOTES: n.a. = not available.
1. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
2. Excludes Alaska and Hawaii.
3. Total population count has been revised, as have the sex, race, and Hispanic origin numbers.
4. Estimated.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Web: www.census.gov .

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