1960 United States Census

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Eighteenth Census
of the United States
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General information
Country United States
Date taken April 1, 1960
Total population 179,323,175
Percent change Increase 18.5%
Most populous state New York
16,827,000
Least populous state Alaska
228,000

The Eighteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 179,323,175, an increase of 18.5 percent over the 151,325,798 persons enumerated during the 1950 Census.

Data availability[edit]

Microdata from the 1960 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.

State rankings[edit]

1960 U.S. State Population Rankings
Rank State Population
1 New York 16,827,000
2 California 15,850,000
3 Pennsylvania 11,343,000
4 Illinois 10,113,000
5 Ohio 9,739,000
6 Texas 9,617,000
7 Michigan 7,848,000
8 New Jersey 6,099,000
9 Massachusetts 5,167,000
10 Florida 4,951,560
11 Indiana 4,677,000
12 North Carolina 4,563,000
13 Missouri 4,331,000
14 Virginia 3,978,000
15 Wisconsin 3,964,000
16 Georgia 3,949,000
17 Tennessee 3,573,000
18 Minnesota 3,426,000
19 Alabama 3,273,000
20 Louisiana 3,270,000
21 Maryland 3,116,000
22 Kentucky 3,047,000
23 Washington 2,860,000
24 Iowa 2,761,000
25 Connecticut 2,548,000
26 South Carolina 2,392,000
27 Oklahoma 2,333,000
28 Mississippi 2,180,000
29 Kansas 2,178,000
30 West Virginia 1,857,000
31 Arkansas 1,788,000
32 Oregon 1,773,000
33 Colorado 1,758,000
34 Nebraska 1,414,000
35 Arizona 1,318,000
36 Maine 974,000
37 New Mexico 958,000
38 Utah 896,000
39 Rhode Island 857,000
x District of Columbia 762,000
40 South Dakota 682,000
41 Montana 678,000
42 Idaho 671,000
43 Hawaii 642,000
44 North Dakota 634,000
45 New Hampshire 609,000
46 Delaware 449,000
47 Vermont 391,000
48 Wyoming 332,000
49 Nevada 288,000
50 Alaska 228,000

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