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U.S. Census Overview

In 1787, the Constitution of the United States was adopted by a convention of the states and later ratified on 21 June 1788. Among other items, the document called for an enumeration to be made within three years after the first meeting of Congress and then every ten years thereafter.

While many avid genealogists would like to think the U.S. Census was created to fuel our hobby, the reality is much more basic. In the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 2 states "Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among th several states which may be included within this Union according to their respective numbers...".  Note the wisdom and simplicity of this document that allowed for future growth without a need for modification to the basic principles being set forth. Luckily, the first such census conducted in 1790 not only counted each states' population, but also recorded the names of heads of household, along with information about the age and gender of other persons in the household, and the number of slaves owned.



No.
Census
Year
Census
Date
Total U.S.
Population
No. of
States
U.S. President
16 1940 April 1st 132,164,569 48 Franklin D. Roosevelt
15 1930 April 1st 123,202,624 48 Herbert Hoover
14 1920 Jan 1st 106,021,537 48 Woodrow Wilson
13 1910 April 15th 92,228,496 46 William Howard Taft
12 1900 June 1st 76,212,168 45 William McKinley
11 1890 June 1st 62,979,766 44 Benjamin Harrison
10 1880 June 1st 50,189,209 38 Rutherford B. Hayes
9 1870 June 1st 38,558,371 37 Ulysses S. Grant
8 1860 June 1st 31,443,321 33 James Buchanan
7 1850 June 1st 23,191,876 30 Millard Fillmore
6 1840 June 1st 17,069,453 26 Martin Van Buren
5 1830 June 1st 12,866,020 24 Andrew Jackson
4 1820 Aug 7th 9,638,453 23 James Monroe
3 1810 Aug 6th 7,239,881 17 James Madison
2 1800 Aug 4th 5,308,483 16 John Adams
1 1790 Aug 2nd 3,929,214 13 George Washington

  List of 50 U.S. States by Date of Statehood                           Source Details: U.S. Census Bureau

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