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 18501,723
Census 18604,030
Census 18705,283
Census 18805,546
Census 18906,398
Census 19007,008
Census 19108,434
Census 19208,824
Census 193011,984
Census 194012,321
Census 195016,357
Census 196019,844
Census 197024,165
Census 198036,446
Census 199051,832
Census 200078,021
Census 2010108,472
Census 2020161,501