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 18502,743
Census 1860281
Census 187013,314
Census 188033,488
Census 189067,042
Census 190082,726
Census 1910135,748
Census 1920210,551
Census 1930325,691
Census 1940398,564
Census 1950614,799
Census 1960951,527
Census 19701,327,321
Census 19801,556,390
Census 19901,852,810
Census 20002,218,899
Census 20102,368,139
Census 20202,613,539