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National Censuses, 1790–20101

The following table shows the total resident population, land area, and population per square mile of the United States according to the Census Bureau from 1790 to 2010.

YearResident
population2
Land area,
sq mi
Pop. per
sq mi
17903,929,214864,7464.5
18005,308,483864,7466.1
18107,239,8811,681,8284.3
18209,638,4531,749,4625.5
183012,866,0201,749,4627.4
184017,069,4531,749,4629.8
185023,191,8762,940,0427.9
186031,443,3212,969,64010.6
187039,818,4492,969,64013.4
188050,155,7832,969,64016.9
189062,947,7142,969,64021.2
190075,994,5752,969,83425.6
191091,972,2662,969,56531.0
1920105,710,6202,969,45135.6
1930122,775,0462,977,12841.2
1940131,669,2752,977,12844.2
1950150,697,3612,974,72650.7
1960179,323,1753,540,91150.6
1970203,302,0313,540,02357.4
1980226,545,8053,539,28964.0
1990248,709,8733,536,27870.3
2000281,421,9063,537,44179.6
2010308,745,5383,531,90587.4
1. Beginning with 1960, figures include Alaska and Hawaii.
2. Excludes armed forces overseas.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census. Web: www.census.gov.
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