The information contained in this report was obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau including the agency's Population of States and Counties of the United States 1790-1990 publication. For more information, contact the CIP at (512) 478-8753.

Bar chart showing county population by census.
  1. On December 29, 1845, Texas became the 28th state in the United States. As a result, it did not participate in any prior U.S. Census and populations earlier than 1850 are not included on this page.
  2. The chart only shows data from each census (1850 Census, 1860 Census, 1870 Census, etc.). It does not include population estimats for the intercensal years such as 1861, 1862, etc.
  3. If the population was not reported, then no data is shown for that census year. A population may not have been reported if a county did not exist or if the county was abandoned at the time of the census.
  4. Lack of a visible bar can occur when a bar is less than one pixel in height.
Data for the Historic Population Chart
Census YearPopulation
Census 18501,713
Census 18605,683
Census 18708,072
Census 18809,243
Census 189013,001
Census 190018,367
Census 191018,687
Census 192016,855
Census 193019,848
Census 194018,334
Census 195013,000
Census 196011,177
Census 19709,999
Census 198012,313
Census 199013,625
Census 200016,470
Census 201017,187
Census 202017,642