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 18503,636
Census 18609,648
Census 187011,339
Census 18805,959
Census 18908,190
Census 190012,292
Census 191016,422
Census 192018,128
Census 193016,003
Census 194019,228
Census 195017,302
Census 196016,785
Census 197016,702
Census 198021,442
Census 199024,009
Census 200028,118
Census 201032,334
Census 202031,247