Colonial Population Estimates

The table below shows the population of Colonial America, from 1610 to 1780. The figures cover the years before the establishment of the U.S. Census in 1790.

(in round numbers)

YearPopulation
1610350
16202,300
16304,600
164026,600
165050,400
166075,100
1670111,900
1680151,500
1690210,400
1700250,900
1710331,700
1720466,200
1730629,400
1740905,600
17501,170,800
17601,593,600
17702,148,100
17802,780,400
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