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The Seventeenth United States
United States
Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States
United States
to be 150,697,361, an increase of 14.5 percent over the 131,669,275 persons enumerated during the 1940 Census.[1]

Contents

1 Census questions 2 Data availability 3 State rankings 4 City rankings 5 References 6 External links

Census questions[edit] The 1950 census collected the following information from all respondents:[2]

address whether house is on a farm name relationship to head of household race sex age marital status birthplace if foreign born, whether naturalized employment status hours worked in week occupation, industry and class of worker

In addition, a sample of individuals were asked additional questions covering income, marital history, fertility, and other topics. Full documentation on the 1950 census, including census forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Data availability[edit] Microdata from the 1950 census are freely available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. Personally identifiable information will be available in 2022.[3] State rankings[edit]

1950 U.S. State Population Rankings

Rank State Population

1 New York 14,830,192

2 California 10,586,223

3 Pennsylvania 10,498,012

4 Illinois 8,712,176

5 Ohio 7,946,627

6 Texas 7,748,000

7 Michigan 6,421,000

8 New Jersey 4,860,000

9 Massachusetts 4,690,000

10 North Carolina 4,060,000

11 Indiana 3,952,000

12 Missouri 3,946,000

13 Georgia 3,451,000

14 Wisconsin 3,449,000

15 Tennessee 3,304,000

16 Virginia 3,262,000

17 Alabama 3,060,000

18 Minnesota 2,995,000

19 Kentucky 2,957,000

20 Florida 2,821,000

21 Louisiana 2,701,000

22 Iowa 2,621,000

23 Washington 2,386,000

24 Maryland 2,376,000

25 Oklahoma 2,193,000

26 Mississippi 2,169,000

27 South Carolina 2,119,000

28 Connecticut 2,007,280

29 West Virginia 2,006,000

30 Kansas 1,915,000

31 Arkansas 1,906,000

32 Oregon 1,532,000

33 Colorado 1,337,000

34 Nebraska 1,324,000

35 Maine 911,000

x District of Columbia 814,000

36 Rhode Island 779,000

37 Arizona 756,000

38 Utah 696,000

39 New Mexico 687,000

40 South Dakota 652,000

41 North Dakota 616,000

42 Montana 598,000

43 Idaho 592,000

44 New Hampshire 531,000

x Hawaii 491,000

45 Vermont 377,000

46 Delaware 321,000

47 Wyoming 292,000

48 Nevada 162,000

x Alaska 138,000

City rankings[edit]

Rank City State Population[4] Region (2016)[5]

01 New York New York 7,891,957 Northeast

02 Chicago Illinois 3,620,962 Midwest

03 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2,071,605 Northeast

04 Los Angeles California 1,970,358 West

05 Detroit Michigan 1,849,568 Midwest

06 Baltimore Maryland 949,708 South

07 Cleveland Ohio 914,808 Midwest

08 St. Louis Missouri 856,796 Midwest

09 Washington District of Columbia 802,178 South

10 Boston Massachusetts 801,444 Northeast

11 San Francisco California 775,357 West

12 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 676,806 Northeast

13 Milwaukee Wisconsin 637,392 Midwest

14 Houston Texas 596,163 South

15 Buffalo New York 580,132 Northeast

16 New Orleans Louisiana 570,445 South

17 Minneapolis Minnesota 521,718 Midwest

18 Cincinnati Ohio 503,998 Midwest

19 Seattle Washington 467,591 West

20 Kansas
Kansas
City Missouri 456,622 Midwest

21 Newark New Jersey 438,776 Northeast

22 Dallas Texas 434,462 South

23 Indianapolis Indiana 427,173 Midwest

24 Denver Colorado 415,786 West

25 San Antonio Texas 408,442 South

26 Memphis Tennessee 396,000 South

27 Oakland California 384,575 West

28 Columbus Ohio 375,901 Midwest

29 Portland Oregon 373,628 West

30 Louisville Kentucky 369,129 South

31 San Diego California 334,387 West

32 Rochester New York 332,488 Northeast

33 Atlanta Georgia 331,314 South

34 Birmingham Alabama 326,037 South

35 Saint Paul Minnesota 311,349 Midwest

36 Toledo Ohio 303,616 Midwest

37 Jersey City New Jersey 299,017 Northeast

38 Fort Worth Texas 278,778 South

39 Akron Ohio 274,605 Midwest

40 Omaha Nebraska 251,117 Midwest

41 Long Beach California 250,767 West

42 Miami Florida 249,276 South

43 Providence Rhode Island 248,674 Northeast

44 Dayton Ohio 243,872 Midwest

45 Oklahoma
Oklahoma
City Oklahoma 243,504 South

46 Richmond Virginia 230,310 South

47 Syracuse New York 220,583 Northeast

48 Norfolk Virginia 213,513 South

49 Jacksonville Florida 204,517 South

50 Worcester Massachusetts 203,486 Northeast

51 Tulsa Oklahoma 182,740 South

52 Salt Lake City Utah 182,121 West

53 Des Moines Iowa 177,965 Midwest

54 Hartford Connecticut 177,397 Northeast

55 Grand Rapids Michigan 176,515 Midwest

56 Nashville Tennessee 174,307 South

57 Youngstown Ohio 168,330 Midwest

58 Wichita Kansas 168,279 Midwest

59 New Haven Connecticut 164,443 Northeast

60 Flint Michigan 163,143 Midwest

61 Springfield Massachusetts 162,399 Northeast

62 Spokane Washington 161,721 West

63 Bridgeport Connecticut 158,709 Northeast

64 Yonkers New York 152,798 Northeast

65 Tacoma Washington 143,673 West

66 Paterson New Jersey 139,336 Northeast

67 Sacramento California 137,572 West

68 Arlington Virginia 135,449 South

69 Albany New York 134,995 Northeast

70 Charlotte North Carolina 134,042 South

71 Gary Indiana 133,911 Midwest

72 Fort Wayne Indiana 133,607 Midwest

73 Austin Texas 132,459 South

74 Chattanooga Tennessee 131,041 South

75 Erie Pennsylvania 130,803 Northeast

76 El Paso Texas 130,485 South

77 Kansas
Kansas
City Kansas 129,553 Midwest

78 Mobile Alabama 129,009 South

79 Evansville Indiana 128,636 Midwest

80 Trenton New Jersey 128,009 Northeast

81 Shreveport Louisiana 127,206 South

82 Baton Rouge Louisiana 125,629 South

83 Scranton Pennsylvania 125,536 Northeast

84 Knoxville Tennessee 124,769 South

85 Tampa Florida 124,681 South

86 Camden New Jersey 124,555 Northeast

87 Cambridge Massachusetts 120,740 Northeast

88 Savannah Georgia 119,638 South

89 Canton Ohio 116,912 Midwest

90 South Bend Indiana 115,911 Midwest

91 Berkeley California 113,805 West

92 Elizabeth New Jersey 112,817 Northeast

93 Fall River Massachusetts 111,963 Northeast

94 Peoria Illinois 111,856 Midwest

95 Wilmington Delaware 110,356 South

96 Reading Pennsylvania 109,320 Northeast

97 New Bedford Massachusetts 109,189 Northeast

98 Corpus Christi Texas 108,287 South

99 Phoenix Arizona 106,818 West

100 Allentown Pennsylvania 106,756 Northeast

References[edit]

^ "Population and Area (Historical Censuses)" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 24, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2008.  ^ "Library Bibliography Bulletin 88, New York State Census Records, 1790-1925". New York State Library. October 1981. pp. 45 (p. 51 of PDF). Retrieved December 15, 2008.  ^ PIO, US Census Bureau, Census History Staff,. "The "72-Year Rule" - History - U.S. Census Bureau". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2015-10-26.  ^ Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990, U.S. Census Bureau, 1998  ^ "Regions and Divisions". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Historic US Census data 1951 U.S Census Report Contains 1950 Census results

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