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 1850641
Census 18605,031
Census 18707,251
Census 188018,143
Census 189021,289
Census 190028,318
Census 191031,258
Census 192035,355
Census 193032,822
Census 194033,658
Census 195041,365
Census 196047,432
Census 197075,633
Census 1980143,126
Census 1990273,525
Census 2000432,976
Census 2010662,614
Census 2020906,422