Resident Population by US States: 1960 to 2006

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The Census defines the U.S. resident population as including persons resident in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These estimates exclude residents of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and residents of the Island areas under U.S. sovereignty or jurisdiction (principally American Samoa, Guam, United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). The definition of residence conforms to the criteria used in Census 2000, which defines a resident of a specified area as a person “usually resident” in that area. Estimates of the resident population exclude the U.S. Armed Forces overseas, as well as civilian U.S. citizens whose usual place of residence is outside the United States.


The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed

The tables that were changed (this is table 12):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 66 rows and 38 columns.

In thousands (179,323 represents 179,323,000). Insofar as possible, population shown for all years is that of present area of state. See Appendix III. FIPS=Federal Information Processing Standards


  1. Total population count has been revised since the 1980 census
    publications. Numbers by State have not been corrected.
  2. The April 1, 1990, census counts include corrections
    processed through August 1997, results of special censuses and
    test censuses, and do not include adjustments for census
    coverage errors.
  3. The April 1, 2000 Population Estimates base reflects modifications to the
    Census 2000 population as documented in the Count Question Resolution program
    and geographic program revisions.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.