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Birmingham's Population, 1880-2000
YEAR POPULATION PERCENT CHG.
1880 3,086 1  
1890 26,178 1 +748.3
1900 38,415 1 +46.8
1910 132,685 1 +245.4
1920 178,806 1 +34.8
1930 259,678 1 +45.2
1940 267,583 1 +3
1950 326,037 1 +21.9
1960 340,887 1 +4.6
1970 300,910 1 -11.7
1980 284,413 1 -5.5
1990 265,968 1 -6.5
2000 242,820 2 -8.7

 1   U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 1990: Population and Housing Unit Counts: United States.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1993.  [Table 46: Population Rank of Incorporated Places of 100,000 Population or More, 1990; Population, 1790 to 1990; Housing Units: 1940 to 1990]
(C 3.223/5: 1990 CPH-2-1)
http://www.census.gov/prod/cen1990/cph2/cph-2-1-1.pdf

 2   U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 2000: Summary Population and Housing Characteristics: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2002.  [Table 2: Age and Sex: 2000]
(C 3.223/18: 2000 PHC-1-2)

Birmingham Population By Race
YEAR TOTAL BLACK % BLACK WHITE % WHITE
1880 3,086 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1890 26,178 1 11,254  3 43.0 14,909  3 57.0
1900 38,415 1 16,575  3 43.1 21,832  3 56.8
1910 132,685 1 52,305  3 39.4 80,369  3 60.6
1920 178,806 1 70,230  4 39.3 108,550  4 60.7
1930 259,678 1 99,077  4 38.2 160,551  4 61.8
1940 267,583 1 108,938  5 40.7 158,622  5 59.3
1950 326,037 1 130,025  6 39.9 195,922  6 60.1
1960 340,887 1 135,113  7 39.6 205,620  7 60.3
1970 300,910 1 126,388  8 42.0 173,911  8 57.8
1980 284,413 1 158,224  9 55.6 124,729  9 43.9
1990 265,968 1 168,277 10 63.3 95,655 10 36.0
2000 242,820 2 178,372 11 73.5 58,457 11 24.1

U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 1990: Population and Housing Unit Counts: United States.   Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1993.  [Table 46: Population Rank of Incorporated Places of 100,000 Population or More, 1990; Population, 1790 to 1990; Housing Units: 1940 to 1990] (C 3.223/5: 1990 CPH-2-1)
http://www.census.gov/prod/cen1990/cph2/cph-2-1-1.pdf

2  U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 2000: Summary Population and Housing Characteristics: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2002. [Table 2: Age and Sex: 2000]
(C 3.223/18: 2000 PHC-1-2)

3 U.S. Census of Population, 1910: Reports by States, with Statistics for Counties, Cities, and Other Civil Divisions: Alabama – Montana.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1913. [Chapter 2: Composition and Characteristics of the Population, Alabama; Table II: Composition and Characteristics of the Population for Cities of 25,000 or more (p. 60)]
(C 3.16: 2)

4 U.S. Census of Population, 1930: Reports by States, Showing the Composition and  Characteristics of the Population for Counties, Cities, and Townships or Other Minor Civil Divisions: Alabama – Missouri.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1932. [Table 57: Population by Color or Race, for Cities of 100,000 or more: 1930 and 1920]
(C 3.37/5: P 81/v.3/pt.1)

5U.S. Census of Population, 1940: Characteristics of the Population: United States Summary and Alabama – District of Columbia.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1943. [Table 49: Population by Race with Individual Minor Races, for Cities of 100,000 or more: 1940]
(C 3.940-5: P 81/2/pt.1)

6U.S. Census of Population, 1950: Characteristics of the Population: Alabama. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1952. [Table 34: General Characteristics of the Population for Standard Metropolitan Areas, Urbanized Areas, and Urban Places of 10,000 or more: 1950]
(C 3.950-7/5: v.2/pt.2)

7 U.S. Census of Population, 1960: Characteristics of the Population: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1961. [Table 21: Characteristics of the Population, for Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Urbanized Areas, and Urban Places of 10,000 or more: 1960]
(C 3.223/9: 960/pt.2)

8 U.S. Census of Population, 1970: Characteristics of the Population: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1973. [Table 23: Race by Sex, for Areas and Places: 1970]
(C 3.223/9: 970/v.1/pt.2)

9 U.S. Census of Population, 1980: Characteristics of the Population, General Population Characteristics: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1982  [Table 25: Age by Race, Spanish Origin, and Sex for Areas and Places: 1980]
(C 3.223/6: 80-1-B2)

10 U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 1990: Summary Population and Housing  Characteristics: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1991.  [Table 4: Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1990]
(C 3.223/18: 990 CPH-1-2)

 11 U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 2000: Summary Population and Housing Characteristics: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2002.  [Table 4: Race and Hispanic or Latino: 2000]
(C 3.223/18: 2000 PHC-1-2)

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