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Jefferson County, Alabama Population, 1830-2000
YEAR POPULATION PERCENT CHANGE
1830 6,855 1  
1840 7,131 1 4.0
1850 8,989 1 26.1
1860 11,746 1 30.7
1870 12,345 1 5.1
1880 23,272 1 88.5
1890 88,501 1 280.3
1900 140,420 1 58.7
1910 226,476 1 61.3
1920 310,054 1 36.9
1930 431,493 1 39.2
1940 459,930 1 6.6
1950 558,928 1 21.5
1960 634,864 1 13.6
1970 644,991 1 1.6
1980 671,324 1 4.1
1990 651,525 1 -2.9
2000 662,047 2 1.6

1Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 from the Twenty-one Decennial Censuses. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1996. [Part III – Population of Counties, p. 8-9] C 3.2: P 81/26

22000 Census of Population and Housing: Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, PHC-1-2: Alabama. Washington: U.S. Census Bureau, 2002. [Table 4 – Race and Hispanic or Latino: 2000, p. 76] C 3.223/18: 2000 PHC-1-2 http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/phc-1-2.pdf

Jefferson County's Population by Race, 1830 – 2000
YEAR TOTAL BLACK %BLACK WHITE %WHITE
1830 6,855 1 1,715 1 25.02 5,140 1 74.98
1840 7,131 2 1,635 2 22.92 5,483 2 76.89
1850 8,989 3 2,275 3 25.30 6,714 3 74.69
1860 11,746 4 2,668 5 22.71 9,078 5 77.28
1870 12,345 4 2,506 5 20.29 9,839 5 79.70
1880 23,272 4 5,053 5 21.71 18,219 5 78.28
1890 88,501 6 32,142 7 36.31 56,334 7 63.65
1900 140,420 6 56,917 7 40.53 83,489 7 59.45
1910 226,476 8 90,617 8 40.01 135,839 8 59.97
1920 310,054 9 130,291 9 42.02 179,730 9 57.96
1930 431,49310 167,95710 38.92 263,50210 61.06
1940 459,93010 179,15010 38.95 280,75610 61.04
1950 558,92811 208,61611 37.32 350,05311 62.62
1960 634,86412 219,54212 34.58 415,03512 65.37
1970 644,99113 206,46413 32.01 437,43313 67.82
1980 671,32414 223,75914 33.33 444,42614 66.20
1990 651,52515 228,52115 35.07 418,31715 64.20
2000 662,04716 260,60816 39.36 384,63916 58.09

1Abstract of the Returns of the Fifth Census Showing the Number of Free People, the Number of Slaves, the Federal or Representative Number and the Aggregate of Each County of Each State of the United States. Washington: Duff Green, 1832. (Arno Press reprint of the 1832 ed.) [p. 39] (I 6.5: 2) [CENSUS 21]

2Compendium of the Enumeration of the Inhabitants and Statistics of the United States, as Obtained at the Department of State, From the Returns of the Sixth Census, by Counties and Principal Towns, Exhibiting the Population, Wealth, and Resources of the Country… Washington: Thomas Allen, 1841. [pp. 52-54] (I 7.2: C 73) [CENSUS 26]

3The Seventh Census of the United States: 1850, Embracing a Statistical View of Each of the States and Territories, Arranged by Counties, Towns, Etc., Under the Following Divisions… Washington: Robert Armstrong, Public Printer, 1853. [pp. 420-422] (I 8.5: 1) [CENSUS 30]

4Compendium of the Tenth Census (June 1, 1880), Compiled Pursuant to an Act of Congress Approved August 7, 1882, Part I. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883. [Table: XVIII: Aggregate Population by Counties: 1880, 1970, 1860] (I 11.2: C 73) [CENSUS 153, pt.1]

5Compendium of the Tenth Census (June 1, 1880), Compiled Pursuant to an Act of Congress Approved August 7, 1882, Part I. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883. [Table: XXIII: Population by Race and by Counties: 1880, 1970, 1860] (I 11.2: C 73) [CENSUS 153, pt.1]

6Twelfth Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1900. Washington: Dept. of the Interior, Census Office, 1901. [Table 5: Population of States and Territories by Minor Civil Divisions: 1880 and 1890, p. 58] (I 13.5: v.1) [CENSUS 252]

7Twelfth Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1900. Washington: Dept. of the Interior, Census Office, 1901. [Table 19: White, Negro, and Indian Population, by Counties: 1880 to 1900, p. 529] (I 13.5: v.1) [CENSUS 252]

8Thirteenth Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1910, vol. 2: Population 1910: Reports by States, with Statistics for Counties, Cities, and other Civil Divisions, Alabama – Montana. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1913. [Table I: Composition and Characteristics of the Population for the State and for Counties, p. 53] (C 3.16: v.2) [CENSUS 313]

9Fourteenth Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1920, vol. III: Population 1920: Composition and Characteristics of the Population by States. Washington: Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1922. [Table 9: Composition and Characteristics of the Population, for Counties: 1920, p. 62.] (C 3.28/5: 3) [CENSUS 470]

10Sixteenth Census of the United States: 1940: Population, vol. II: Characteristics of the Population, part 1: United States Summary and Alabama – District of Columbia. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. [Table 22: Age, Race, and Sex, by Counties: 1940 and 1930, p. 247] (C 3.940-5: P 81/v.2/pt.2) [CENSUS 957]

11Report of the Seventeenth Decennial Census of the United States: Census of Population: 1950, vol. II: Characteristics of the Population, part 2: Alabama. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1952. [Table 41: Age by Color and Sex, for Counties: 1950, p. 2-79] Note: Reported as white and nonwhite; nonwhite recorded as black. (C 3.950-7/5: v.2/pt.2)

12Eighteenth Decennial Census of the United States: Census of Population: 1960, vol. 1: Characteristics of the Population, part 2: Alabama. [Table 28: Characteristics of the Population, for Counties: 1960, p. 2-94] (C 3.223/9: 960/pt.2)

131970 Census of Population, vol. 1: Characteristics of the Population, part 2: Alabama. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1973. [Table 34: Race by Sex, for Counties: 1970] (C 3.223/9: 970/v.1/pt.2)

141980 Census of Population, vol. 1: Characteristics of Population, chapter B: General Population Characteristics, part 2: Alabama. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1982. [Table 15: Persons by Race: 1980, p. 2-15] (C 3.223/6: 990 CP-1-2)

151990 Census of Population: General Population Characteristics: Alabama. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1992. [Table 5: Race and Hispanic Origin: 1990, p. 16] (C 3.223/6: 990 CP-1-2)

16 2000 Census of Population and Housing: Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, PHC-1-2: Alabama. Washington: U.S. Census Bureau, 2002. [Table 4 – Race and Hispanic or Latino: 2000, p. 76] C 3.223/18: 2000 PHC-1-2 http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/phc-1-2.pdf

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