1970 United States Census

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Nineteenth Census
of the United States
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General information
Country United States
Date taken April 1, 1970
Total population 203,392,031
Percent change Increase 13.4%
Most populous state California
19,953,134
Least populous state Alaska
302,173

The Nineteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 203,392,031, an increase of 13.4 percent over the 179,323,175 persons enumerated during the 1960 Census.

Data availability[edit]

Microdata from the 1970 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. These data were originally created and disseminated by DUALabs.

State rankings[edit]

1970 U.S. State Population Rankings (Resident population)
Rank State Population
1 California 19,971,069
2 New York 18,241,266
3 Pennsylvania 11,793,909
4 Texas 11,196,730
5 Illinois 11,113,976
6 Ohio 10,652,017
7 Michigan 8,875,083
8 New Jersey 7,168,164
9 Florida 6,789,443
10 Massachusetts 5,689,170
11 Indiana 5,193,669
12 North Carolina 5,082,059
13 Missouri 4,677,399
14 Virginia 4,648,494
15 Georgia 4,589,575
16 Wisconsin 4,417,933
17 Tennessee 3,924,164
18 Maryland 3,922,399
19 Minnesota 3,805,069
20 Louisiana 3,643,180
21 Alabama 3,444,165
22 Washington 3,409,169
23 Kentucky 3,219,311
24 Connecticut 3,032,217
25 Iowa 2,825,041
26 South Carolina 2,590,516
27 Oklahoma 2,559,253
28 Kansas 2,249,071
29 Mississippi 2,216,912
30 Colorado 2,207,259
31 Oregon 2,091,385
32 Arkansas 1,923,295
33 Arizona 1,772,482
34 West Virginia 1,744,237
35 Nebraska 1,483,791
36 Utah 1,059,273
37 New Mexico 1,016,000
38 Maine 993,663
39 Rhode Island 949,723
40 Hawaii 769,913
x District of Columbia 756,510
41 New Hampshire 737,681
42 Idaho 713,008
43 Montana 694,409
44 South Dakota 666,257
45 North Dakota 617,761
46 Delaware 548,104
47 Nevada 488,738
48 Vermont 444,732
49 Wyoming 332,416
50 Alaska 302,173

Conclusions[edit]

California took over as the most populous state, New York had previously been ranked number one. While the entire country increased to more than 204 million persons, four states lost population with West Virginia leading the list, down 8 and a half percent from 1960.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.upi.com/Audio/Year_in_Review/Events-of-1970/Apollo-13/12303235577467-2/#title "1970 Year in Review, UPI.com". Accessed April 8, 2009. Archived May 4, 2009.

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