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Historical Population Density (States only)


Summary: Historical population density in U.S. states based on land area

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This database estimates population density (persons per square mile) based on total resident population.  Population density for all years is based on current land area reported by the U.S. Census.

  • 1790 population estimates reflect the population on August 2.
  • 1800 estimates reflect August 4.

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Geographic Coverage: U.S., States

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1801 - 2019

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census

Updated:  May 09, 2020 Estimated next update: Apr. 28, 2021

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