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 18501,571
Census 18605,945
Census 18709,168
Census 188013,641
Census 189021,887
Census 190028,121
Census 191026,418
Census 192028,964
Census 193027,550
Census 194025,485
Census 195022,159
Census 196020,174
Census 197017,903
Census 198019,004
Census 199018,690
Census 200019,210
Census 201019,263
Census 202020,337