Historic Bexar County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:1,714,773
Census 2000:1,392,931
Census 1990:1,185,394
Census 1980:988,800
Census 1970:830,460
Census 1960:687,151
Census 1950:500,460
Census 1940:338,176
Census 1930:292,533
Census 1920:202,096
Census 1910:119,676
Census 1900:69,422
Census 1890:49,266
Census 1880:30,470
Census 1870:16,043
Census 1860:14,454
Census 1850:6,052
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
6052 people in 1850 14454 people in 1860 16043 people in 1870 30470 people in 1880 49266 people in 1890 69422 people in 1900 119676 people in 1910 202096 people in 1920 292533 people in 1930 338176 people in 1940 500460 people in 1950 687151 people in 1960 830460 people in 1970 988800 people in 1980 1185394 people in 1990 1392931 people in 2000 1714773 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer23.1   23.1
1990 - 2000:spacer17.5   17.5
1980 - 1990:spacer19.9   19.9
1970 - 1980:spacer19.1   19.1
1960 - 1970:spacer20.9   20.9
1950 - 1960:spacer37.3   37.3
1940 - 1950:spacer48.0   48.0
1930 - 1940:spacer15.6   15.6
1920 - 1930:spacer44.7   44.7
1910 - 1920:spacer68.9   68.9
1900 - 1910:spacer72.4   72.4
1890 - 1900:spacer40.9   40.9
1880 - 1890:spacer61.7   61.7
1870 - 1880:spacer89.9   89.9
1860 - 1870:spacer11.0   11.0
1850 - 1860:spacer138.8   138.8