The Census Bureau created an excellent resource for historic U.S. decennial population at the level of the state or county for each Census year from 1900-1990.
Spreadsheets and statistical software can read the comma-separated CSV file.
The Stata .dta file can be converted to other formats using conversion software such as Stat/Transfer.
To download files in Internet Explorer, right click on them and select "Save Target As...".
|Documentation||Original text file from Census||Comma-separated variables CSV||Stata .dta|
The University of Virginia Library's Geostat Center is another source of pre-1969 county population data. They created electronic versions of the 1944-on County and City Data Books. These have county population estimates for 1930, 1940, 1943, 1950, 1960.Paper sources for pre-1969 data include Census Report P25-427 "Estimates of the population of counties and metropolitan areas, July 1, 1966",and
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|Last Update: April 25, 2007||Created by Jean Roth April 25, 2007|