1960 United States Census

The Eighteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 179,323,175, an increase of 18.5 percent over the 151,325,798 persons enumerated during the 1950 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over 200,000.

Eighteenth Census
of the United States
U.S. Census Bureau Seal
General information
CountryUnited States
Date takenApril 1, 1960
Total population179,323,175
Percent change 18.5%
Most populous stateNew York
16,827,000
Least populous stateAlaska
228,000

Data availability

Microdata from the 1960 census are freely available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. Personally identifiable information will be available in 2032.[1]

State rankings

State RankPopulationRank Change
New York 116,827,000
California 215,850,000
Pennsylvania 311,343,000
Illinois 410,113,000
Ohio 59,739,000
Texas 69,617,000
Michigan 77,848,000
New Jersey 86,099,000
Massachusetts 95,167,000
Florida 104,951,56010
Indiana 114,677,000
North Carolina 124,563,000️2
Missouri 134,331,000️1
Virginia 143,978,0002
Wisconsin 153,964,000️1
Georgia 163,949,000️3
Tennessee 173,573,000️2
Minnesota 183,426,000
Alabama 193,273,000️2
Louisiana 203,270,0001
Maryland 213,116,0003
Kentucky 223,047,000️3
Washington 232,860,000
Iowa 242,761,000️2
Connecticut 252,548,0003
South Carolina 262,392,0001
Oklahoma 272,333,000️2
Mississippi 282,180,000️2
Kansas 292,178,0001
West Virginia 301,857,000️1
Arkansas 311,788,000
Oregon 321,773,000
Colorado 331,758,000
Nebraska 341,414,000
Arizona 351,318,0002
Maine 36974,000️1
New Mexico 37958,0002
Utah 38896,000
Rhode Island 39857,000️3
District of Columbia x762,000N/A
South Dakota 40682,000
Montana 41678,0001
Idaho 42671,0001
Hawaii 43642,000N/A
North Dakota 44634,000️3
New Hampshire 45609,000️1
Delaware 46449,000
Vermont 47391,000️2
Wyoming 48338,000️1
Nevada 49280,000️1
Alaska 50200,000N/A

City rankings

RankCityStatePopulation[2]Region (2016)[3]
01New YorkNew York7,781,984Northeast
02ChicagoIllinois3,550,404Midwest
03Los AngelesCalifornia2,479,015West
04PhiladelphiaPennsylvania2,002,512Northeast
05DetroitMichigan1,670,144Midwest
06BaltimoreMaryland939,024South
07HoustonTexas938,219South
08ClevelandOhio876,050Midwest
09WashingtonDistrict of Columbia763,956South
10St. LouisMissouri750,026Midwest
11MilwaukeeWisconsin741,324Midwest
12San FranciscoCalifornia740,316West
13BostonMassachusetts697,197Northeast
14DallasTexas679,684South
15New OrleansLouisiana627,525South
16PittsburghPennsylvania604,332Northeast
17San AntonioTexas587,718South
18San DiegoCalifornia573,224West
19SeattleWashington557,087West
20BuffaloNew York532,759Northeast
21CincinnatiOhio502,550Midwest
22MemphisTennessee497,524South
23DenverColorado493,887West
24AtlantaGeorgia487,455South
25MinneapolisMinnesota482,872Midwest
26IndianapolisIndiana476,258Midwest
27Kansas CityMissouri475,539Midwest
28ColumbusOhio471,316Midwest
29PhoenixArizona439,170West
30NewarkNew Jersey405,220Northeast
31LouisvilleKentucky390,639South
32PortlandOregon372,676West
33OaklandCalifornia367,548West
34Fort WorthTexas356,268South
35Long BeachCalifornia344,168West
36BirminghamAlabama340,887South
37Oklahoma CityOklahoma324,253South
38RochesterNew York318,611Northeast
39ToledoOhio318,003Midwest
40Saint PaulMinnesota313,411Midwest
41NorfolkVirginia305,872South
42OmahaNebraska301,598Midwest
43HonoluluHawaii294,194West
44MiamiFlorida291,688South
45AkronOhio290,351Midwest
46El PasoTexas276,687South
47Jersey CityNew Jersey276,101Northeast
48TampaFlorida274,970South
49DaytonOhio262,332Midwest
50TulsaOklahoma261,685South
51WichitaKansas254,698Midwest
52RichmondVirginia219,958South
53SyracuseNew York216,038Northeast
54TucsonArizona212,892West
55Des MoinesIowa208,982Midwest
56ProvidenceRhode Island207,498Northeast
57San JoseCalifornia204,196West
58MobileAlabama202,779South
59CharlotteNorth Carolina201,564South
60AlbuquerqueNew Mexico201,189West
61JacksonvilleFlorida201,030South
62FlintMichigan196,940Midwest
63SacramentoCalifornia191,667West
64YonkersNew York190,634Northeast
65Salt Lake CityUtah189,454West
66WorcesterMassachusetts186,587Northeast
67AustinTexas186,545South
68SpokaneWashington181,608West
69St. PetersburgFlorida181,298South
70GaryIndiana178,320Midwest
71Grand RapidsMichigan177,313Midwest
72SpringfieldMassachusetts174,463Northeast
73NashvilleTennessee170,874South
74Corpus ChristiTexas167,690South
75YoungstownOhio166,689Midwest
76ShreveportLouisiana164,372South
77ArlingtonVirginia163,401South
78HartfordConnecticut162,178Northeast
79Fort WayneIndiana161,776Midwest
80BridgeportConnecticut156,748Northeast
81Baton RougeLouisiana152,419South
82New HavenConnecticut152,048Northeast
83SavannahGeorgia149,245South
84TacomaWashington147,979West
85JacksonMississippi144,422South
86PatersonNew Jersey143,663Northeast
87EvansvilleIndiana141,543Midwest
88EriePennsylvania138,440Northeast
89AmarilloTexas137,969South
90MontgomeryAlabama134,393South
91FresnoCalifornia133,929West
92South BendIndiana132,445Midwest
93ChattanoogaTennessee130,009South
94AlbanyNew York129,726Northeast
95LubbockTexas128,691South
96LincolnNebraska128,521Midwest
97MadisonWisconsin126,706Midwest
97RockfordIllinois126,706Midwest
99Kansas CityKansas121,901Midwest
100GreensboroNorth Carolina119,574South

Notes

  1. PIO, US Census Bureau, Census History Staff. "The "72-Year Rule" - History - U.S. Census Bureau". www.census.gov. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  2. Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990, U.S. Census Bureau, 1998
  3. "Regions and Divisions". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on December 3, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
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