1960 United States Census

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Eighteenth Census
of the United States
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General information
CountryUnited States
Date takenApril 1, 1960
Total population179,323,175
Percent changeIncrease 18.5%
Most populous stateNew York
16,827,000
Least populous stateAlaska
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. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over 200,000.

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. Personally identifiable information will be available in 2032.[1]

State rankings[edit]

State Rank Population Rank Change
New York 1 16,827,000
California 2 15,850,000
Pennsylvania 3 11,343,000
Illinois 4 10,113,000
Ohio 5 9,739,000
Texas 6 9,617,000
Michigan 7 7,848,000
New Jersey 8 6,099,000
Massachusetts 9 5,167,000
Florida 10 4,951,560 Increase10
Indiana 11 4,677,000
North Carolina 12 4,563,000 Decrease️2
Missouri 13 4,331,000 Decrease️1
Virginia 14 3,978,000 Increase2
Wisconsin 15 3,964,000 Decrease️1
Georgia 16 3,949,000 Decrease️3
Tennessee 17 3,573,000 Decrease️2
Minnesota 18 3,426,000
Alabama 19 3,273,000 Decrease️2
Louisiana 20 3,270,000 Increase1
Maryland 21 3,116,000 Increase3
Kentucky 22 3,047,000 Decrease️3
Washington 23 2,860,000
Iowa 24 2,761,000 Decrease️2
Connecticut 25 2,548,000 Increase3
South Carolina 26 2,392,000 Increase1
Oklahoma 27 2,333,000 Decrease️2
Mississippi 28 2,180,000 Decrease️2
Kansas 29 2,178,000 Increase1
West Virginia 30 1,857,000 Decrease️1
Arkansas 31 1,788,000
Oregon 32 1,773,000
Colorado 33 1,758,000
Nebraska 34 1,414,000
Arizona 35 1,318,000 Increase2
Maine 36 974,000 Decrease️1
New Mexico 37 958,000 Increase2
Utah 38 896,000
Rhode Island 39 857,000 Decrease️3
District of Columbia x 762,000 N/A
South Dakota 40 682,000
Montana 41 678,000 Increase1
Idaho 42 671,000 Increase1
Hawaii 43 642,000 N/A
North Dakota 44 634,000 Decrease️3
New Hampshire 45 609,000 Decrease️1
Delaware 46 449,000
Vermont 47 391,000 Decrease️2
Wyoming 48 338,000 Decrease️1
Nevada 49 280,000 Decrease️1
Alaska 50 200,000 N/A

City rankings[edit]

Rank City State Population[2] Region (2016)[3]
01 New York New York 7,781,984 Northeast
02 Chicago Illinois 3,550,404 Midwest
03 Los Angeles California 2,479,015 West
04 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2,002,512 Northeast
05 Detroit Michigan 1,670,144 Midwest
06 Baltimore Maryland 939,024 South
07 Houston Texas 938,219 South
08 Cleveland Ohio 876,050 Midwest
09 Washington District of Columbia 763,956 South
10 St. Louis Missouri 750,026 Midwest
11 Milwaukee Wisconsin 741,324 Midwest
12 San Francisco California 740,316 West
13 Boston Massachusetts 697,197 Northeast
14 Dallas Texas 679,684 South
15 New Orleans Louisiana 627,525 South
16 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 604,332 Northeast
17 San Antonio Texas 587,718 South
18 San Diego California 573,224 West
19 Seattle Washington 557,087 West
20 Buffalo New York 532,759 Northeast
21 Cincinnati Ohio 502,550 Midwest
22 Memphis Tennessee 497,524 South
23 Denver Colorado 493,887 West
24 Atlanta Georgia 487,455 South
25 Minneapolis Minnesota 482,872 Midwest
26 Indianapolis Indiana 476,258 Midwest
27 Kansas City Missouri 475,539 Midwest
28 Columbus Ohio 471,316 Midwest
29 Phoenix Arizona 439,170 West
30 Newark New Jersey 405,220 Northeast
31 Louisville Kentucky 390,639 South
32 Portland Oregon 372,676 West
33 Oakland California 367,548 West
34 Fort Worth Texas 356,268 South
35 Long Beach California 344,168 West
36 Birmingham Alabama 340,887 South
37 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 324,253 South
38 Rochester New York 318,611 Northeast
39 Toledo Ohio 318,003 Midwest
40 Saint Paul Minnesota 313,411 Midwest
41 Norfolk Virginia 305,872 South
42 Omaha Nebraska 301,598 Midwest
43 Honolulu Hawaii 294,194 West
44 Miami Florida 291,688 South
45 Akron Ohio 290,351 Midwest
46 El Paso Texas 276,687 South
47 Jersey City New Jersey 276,101 Northeast
48 Tampa Florida 274,970 South
49 Dayton Ohio 262,332 Midwest
50 Tulsa Oklahoma 261,685 South
51 Wichita Kansas 254,698 Midwest
52 Richmond Virginia 219,958 South
53 Syracuse New York 216,038 Northeast
54 Tucson Arizona 212,892 West
55 Des Moines Iowa 208,982 Midwest
56 Providence Rhode Island 207,498 Northeast
57 San Jose California 204,196 West
58 Mobile Alabama 202,779 South
59 Charlotte North Carolina 201,564 South
60 Albuquerque New Mexico 201,189 West
61 Jacksonville Florida 201,030 South
62 Flint Michigan 196,940 Midwest
63 Sacramento California 191,667 West
64 Yonkers New York 190,634 Northeast
65 Salt Lake City Utah 189,454 West
66 Worcester Massachusetts 186,587 Northeast
67 Austin Texas 186,545 South
68 Spokane Washington 181,608 West
69 St. Petersburg Florida 181,298 South
70 Gary Indiana 178,320 Midwest
71 Grand Rapids Michigan 177,313 Midwest
72 Springfield Massachusetts 174,463 Northeast
73 Nashville Tennessee 170,874 South
74 Corpus Christi Texas 167,690 South
75 Youngstown Ohio 166,689 Midwest
76 Shreveport Louisiana 164,372 South
77 Arlington Virginia 163,401 South
78 Hartford Connecticut 162,178 Northeast
79 Fort Wayne Indiana 161,776 Midwest
80 Bridgeport Connecticut 156,748 Northeast
81 Baton Rouge Louisiana 152,419 South
82 New Haven Connecticut 152,048 Northeast
83 Savannah Georgia 149,245 South
84 Tacoma Washington 147,979 West
85 Jackson Mississippi 144,422 South
86 Paterson New Jersey 143,663 Northeast
87 Evansville Indiana 141,543 Midwest
88 Erie Pennsylvania 138,440 Northeast
89 Amarillo Texas 137,969 South
90 Montgomery Alabama 134,393 South
91 Fresno California 133,929 West
92 South Bend Indiana 132,445 Midwest
93 Chattanooga Tennessee 130,009 South
94 Albany New York 129,726 Northeast
95 Lubbock Texas 128,691 South
96 Lincoln Nebraska 128,521 Midwest
97 Madison Wisconsin 126,706 Midwest
97 Rockford Illinois 126,706 Midwest
99 Kansas City Kansas 121,901 Midwest
100 Greensboro North Carolina 119,574 South

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ PIO, US Census Bureau, Census History Staff. "The "72-Year Rule" - History - U.S. Census Bureau". www.census.gov. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990, U.S. Census Bureau, 1998
  3. ^ "Regions and Divisions". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on December 3, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.

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