Historic Colorado County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

The information contained in this report was obtained from The County Information Program's on-line database. The data contained in the database are obtained from official sources and are not the product of the CIP. The CIP, therefore, does not expressly or impliedly warrant the accuracy of the data. Questions regarding the accuracy, methodology, etc. should be directed to the original source of the information. The sources may be obtained from the CIP by contacting the County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties at (512) 478-8753.

HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:20,874
Census 2000:20,390
Census 1990:18,383
Census 1980:18,823
Census 1970:17,638
Census 1960:18,463
Census 1950:17,576
Census 1940:17,812
Census 1930:19,129
Census 1920:19,013
Census 1910:18,897
Census 1900:22,203
Census 1890:19,512
Census 1880:16,673
Census 1870:8,326
Census 1860:7,885
Census 1850:2,257
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2257 people in 1850 7885 people in 1860 8326 people in 1870 16673 people in 1880 19512 people in 1890 22203 people in 1900 18897 people in 1910 19013 people in 1920 19129 people in 1930 17812 people in 1940 17576 people in 1950 18463 people in 1960 17638 people in 1970 18823 people in 1980 18383 people in 1990 20390 people in 2000 20874 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:spacer2.4   2.4
1990 - 2000:spacer10.9   10.9
1980 - 1990:spacer-2.3   -2.3
1970 - 1980:spacer6.7   6.7
1960 - 1970:spacer-4.5   -4.5
1950 - 1960:spacer5.0   5.0
1940 - 1950:spacer-1.3   -1.3
1930 - 1940:spacer-6.9   -6.9
1920 - 1930:spacer0.6   0.6
1910 - 1920:spacer0.6   0.6
1900 - 1910:spacer-14.9   -14.9
1890 - 1900:spacer13.8   13.8
1880 - 1890:spacer17.0   17.0
1870 - 1880:spacer100.3   100.3
1860 - 1870:spacer5.6   5.6
1850 - 1860:spacer249.4   249.4