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 1850989
Census 18605,246
Census 18707,514
Census 188021,294
Census 189031,774
Census 190050,059
Census 191053,629
Census 192055,700
Census 193053,936
Census 194047,733
Census 195045,645
Census 196043,395
Census 197046,638
Census 198059,743
Census 199085,167
Census 2000111,360
Census 2010149,610
Census 2020192,455