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 18502,384
Census 18605,479
Census 18706,483
Census 188010,154
Census 189011,765
Census 190017,067
Census 191015,679
Census 192017,334
Census 193014,588
Census 194023,055
Census 195024,504
Census 196026,839
Census 197049,479
Census 1980128,487
Census 1990182,201
Census 2000293,768
Census 2010455,746
Census 2020620,443