1960 United States Census

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.

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

Data availability

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

Rank State Population Rank Change
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 ⬆️10
11 Indiana 4,677,000
12 North Carolina 4,563,000 ⬇️2
13 Missouri 4,331,000 ⬇️1
14 Virginia 3,978,000 ⬆️2
15 Wisconsin 3,964,000 ⬇️1
16 Georgia 3,949,000 ⬇️3
17 Tennessee 3,573,000 ⬇️2
18 Minnesota 3,426,000
19 Alabama 3,273,000 ⬇️2
20 Louisiana 3,270,000 ⬆️1
21 Maryland 3,116,000 ⬆️3
22 Kentucky 3,047,000 ⬇️3
23 Washington 2,860,000
24 Iowa 2,761,000 ⬇️2
25 Connecticut 2,548,000 ⬆️3
26 South Carolina 2,392,000 ⬆️1
27 Oklahoma 2,333,000 ⬇️2
28 Mississippi 2,180,000 ⬇️2
29 Kansas 2,178,000 ⬆️1
30 West Virginia 1,857,000 ⬇️1
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 ⬆️2
36 Maine 974,000 ⬇️1
37 New Mexico 958,000 ⬆️2
38 Utah 896,000
39 Rhode Island 857,000 ⬇️3
x District of Columbia 762,000 N/A
40 South Dakota 682,000
41 Montana 678,000 ⬆️1
42 Idaho 671,000 ⬆️1
43 Hawaii 642,000 N/A
44 North Dakota 634,000 ⬇️3
45 New Hampshire 609,000 ⬇️1
46 Delaware 449,000
47 Vermont 391,000 ⬇️2
48 Wyoming 338,000 ⬇️1
49 Nevada 280,000 ⬇️1
50 Alaska 200,000 N/A

City rankings

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

  1. ^ PIO, US Census Bureau, Census History Staff,. "The "72-Year Rule" - History - U.S. Census Bureau". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  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.

External links

1962 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia

The 1962 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia were held on November 6, 1962 to determine who will represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. Virginia had ten seats in the House, apportioned according to the 1960 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms.

1964 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia

The 1964 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia were held on November 3, 1964 to determine who will represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. Virginia had ten seats in the House, apportioned according to the 1960 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms.

1966 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland

The 1966 congressional elections in Maryland were held on November 8, 1966, to determine who will represent the state of Maryland in the United States House of Representatives. Maryland has eight seats in the House, apportioned according to the 1960 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected served in the 90th Congress from January 3, 1967 until January 3, 1969.

1966 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia

The 1966 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia were held on November 8, 1966 to determine who will represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. Virginia had ten seats in the House, apportioned according to the 1960 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms.

1968 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland

The 1968 congressional elections in Maryland were held on November 5, 1968, to determine who will represent the state of Maryland in the United States House of Representatives. Maryland has eight seats in the House, apportioned according to the 1960 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected served in the 91st Congress from January 3, 1969 until January 3, 1971.

1968 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia

The 1968 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia were held on November 5, 1968, to determine who will represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. Virginia had ten seats in the House, apportioned according to the 1960 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms.

1970 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland

The 1970 congressional elections in Maryland were held on November 3, 1970, to determine who will represent the state of Maryland in the United States House of Representatives. Maryland has eight seats in the House, apportioned according to the 1960 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected served in the 92nd Congress from January 3, 1971 until January 3, 1973.

1970 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia

The 1970 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia were held on November 3, 1970 to determine who will represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. Virginia had ten seats in the House, apportioned according to the 1960 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms.

Alabama's 9th congressional district

Alabama's 9th congressional district was formerly apportioned to portions of central and western Alabama from 1893 until 1963 when the seat was lost due to reapportionment after the 1960 United States Census.

Cheektowaga Northwest, New York

Cheektowaga Northwest was a census-designated place within the northwestern part of the town of Cheektowaga in Erie County, New York during the 1960 United States Census. The population recorded was 52,362. The census area dissolved in 1970, however the census area became part of Cheektowaga CDP in 1980, when the CDP recorded a population of 92,145. The ZIP code serving the area is 14225.

Cheektowaga Southwest, New York

Cheektowaga Southwest was a census-designated place within the southwestern part of the town of Cheektowaga in Erie County, New York during the 1960 United States Census. The population recorded was 12,766. The census area dissolved in 1970, however the census area became part of Cheektowaga CDP in 1980, when the CDP recorded a population of 92,145. The ZIP code serving the area is 14227.

Frank W. Boykin

Frank William Boykin, Sr. (February 21, 1885 – March 12, 1969) served as a Democratic Congressman in Alabama's 1st congressional district from 1935-1963.

Born in Bladon Springs, Alabama, Boykin had little formal education, but through hard work and perseverance, became a successful businessman with interests in lumber and turpentine. During World War I, he was an executive with several shipbuilding companies. He was one of the more prominent defendants in Mobile's whiskey trials of 1924 and 1925.

History of the Italians in Baltimore

The history of the Italians in Baltimore dates back to the mid-19th century. The city's Italian-American community is centered in the neighborhood of Little Italy.

Michigan's at-large congressional district

Michigan's At-large congressional district may refer to a few different occasions when a statewide at-large district was used for elections to the United States House of Representatives from Michigan.

Prior to Michigan's admittance as a state of the Union in 1837, congressional delegates for Michigan Territory were elected from Michigan Territory's At-large congressional district. The first elected U.S. representative from the state was elected October 5 and 6, 1835. However, due to Michigan's dispute with Ohio over the Toledo Strip, Congress refused to accept his credentials until it admitted Michigan to the Union as a state on January 26, 1837.

In 1912, Patrick H. Kelley was elected congressman at-large after Michigan gained one seat due to reapportionment following the 1910 census, but Michigan did not redraw its congressional districts until 1913.

In 1962, Neil Staebler was elected as an at-large candidate after the 1960 census indicated Michigan would gain a seat in the House of Representatives, but the 19th district had not been created at the time of the election.

Nebraska's 3rd congressional district

Nebraska's 3rd congressional district seat encompasses the western three-fourths of the state; it is one of the largest non-at-large Congressional districts in the country, covering nearly 65,000 square miles (170,000 km2), two time zones and 68.5 counties. It includes Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings, North Platte, Alliance, and Scottsbluff. Additionally, it encompasses a large majority of the Platte River(s).

Nebraska has had at least three congressional districts since 1883. The district's current configuration dates from 1963, when Nebraska lost a seat as a result of the 1960 United States Census. At that time, most of the old 3rd and 4th districts were merged to form the new 3rd District.

The district is one of the most Republican districts in the nation. Democrats have only come close to winning this district three times as currently drawn, in 1974, 1990, and 2006, all years where the incumbent was not running for reelection. Republican presidential and gubernatorial candidates routinely carry the district with margins of 40 percent or more, while Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 was the last Democratic presidential candidate to win a plurality within the current district boundaries. Excepting historically Democratic Saline County on the district’s eastern boundary and Dakota County which has only been within this district since 2013, the last Democrat to carry any county within the district at a presidential level was Jimmy Carter in 1976. Although Nebraska's state legislature is elected on a nonpartisan basis, all but two state senators representing significant portions of the district are known to be Republicans. With a Cook PVI of R+27, it is the most Republican Congressional District in the country outside the South.

It is currently held by Republican Adrian Smith. The previous congressman, Tom Osborne, did not seek reelection in order to wage an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican nomination for governor of Nebraska.

Pensacola metropolitan area

The Pensacola metropolitan area is the metropolitan area centered on Pensacola, Florida. It is also known as the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) used for statistical purposes by the United States Census Bureau and other agencies. The Pensacola Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area was first defined after the 1960 United States Census, with Pensacola as the principal city, and included Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Ferry Pass and Brent, which are unincorporated census-designated places in Escambia County, were added as principal cities after the 2000 Census. The population of the MSA in the 2010 census was 448,991. The estimated population of the MSA was 487,784 in 2017.The four incorporated cities within the MSA are Pensacola (Population: 51,923), Milton (8,866), Gulf Breeze (6,466), Century (1,786), and Jay (590). In addition, several unincorporated census-designated places account for a great number of the population. Most notable is Navarre (Population: 42,200); its population makes it the second largest community in the metro area, only behind Pensacola.

Stoneleigh-Rodgers Forge, Maryland

Stoneleigh-Rodgers Forge was a Census-designated place in Baltimore County during the 1960 United States Census, which consists of the communities of Stoneleigh and Rodgers Forge. The population in 1960 was 15,645. The census area merged with Towson in 1970, when the population of Towson CDP increased from 19,090 to 77,768. The ZIP code serving the area is 21212.

West Virginia's congressional districts

The U.S. state of West Virginia currently has three congressional districts, each represented by a member of the United States House of Representatives.

Woodlawn-Rockdale-Milford Mills, Maryland

Woodlawn-Rockdale-Milford Mills was a Census-designated place in Baltimore County during the 1960 United States Census, which consists of the communities of Milford Mill, Rockdale and Woodlawn. The population in 1960 was 19,254.The census area's name was reorganized as "Woodlawn-Woodmoor" during the 1970 Census, when the population recorded was 28,811. Milford Mill did not return separately by census enumerators until 1980. Woodlawn did not return separately by census enumerators until 1980 under the name "Security". Rockdale became part of Milford Mill's census area.

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