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 1850698
Census 18602,906
Census 18703,975
Census 18807,673
Census 18908,093
Census 190010,439
Census 191021,955
Census 192022,807
Census 193051,779
Census 194092,661
Census 1950165,471
Census 1960221,573
Census 1970237,544
Census 1980268,215
Census 1990291,145
Census 2000313,645
Census 2010340,223
Census 2020353,178