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How Has the U.S. Population Changed Since the First Census in 1790?

TUESDAY, NOV 09, 2021

Much has changed in the United States of America since the first Census was conducted back in 1790. For starters, thirteen states in the East have become fifty states spanning nearly four million square miles. The population has grown from 3,9 million to 331 million, and the Census has adapted and adjusted to keep up with the nation's ever-changing demographics.

Just how much has the U.S. changed since the very first Census conducted in 1790? Take a look for yourself through our interactive map.


Total U.S. Population, Census 1790-2020. Click here to explore further.

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