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 18500
Census 18606,206
Census 187013,500
Census 188026,934
Census 189039,204
Census 190059,772
Census 191073,250
Census 192082,921
Census 193098,682
Census 1940101,898
Census 1950130,194
Census 1960150,091
Census 1970147,553
Census 1980170,755
Census 1990189,123
Census 2000213,517
Census 2010234,906
Census 2020260,579