Historic Dallas 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 2010:2,368,139
Census 2000:2,218,899
Census 1990:1,852,810
Census 1980:1,556,390
Census 1970:1,327,321
Census 1960:951,527
Census 1950:614,799
Census 1940:398,564
Census 1930:325,691
Census 1920:210,551
Census 1910:135,748
Census 1900:82,726
Census 1890:67,042
Census 1880:33,488
Census 1870:13,314
Census 1860:281
Census 1850:2,743
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2743 people in 1850 281 people in 1860 13314 people in 1870 33488 people in 1880 67042 people in 1890 82726 people in 1900 135748 people in 1910 210551 people in 1920 325691 people in 1930 398564 people in 1940 614799 people in 1950 951527 people in 1960 1327321 people in 1970 1556390 people in 1980 1852810 people in 1990 2218899 people in 2000 2368139 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:spacer6.7   6.7
1990 - 2000:spacer19.8   19.8
1980 - 1990:spacer19.0   19.0
1970 - 1980:spacer17.3   17.3
1960 - 1970:spacer39.5   39.5
1950 - 1960:spacer54.8   54.8
1940 - 1950:spacer54.3   54.3
1930 - 1940:spacer22.4   22.4
1920 - 1930:spacer54.7   54.7
1910 - 1920:spacer55.1   55.1
1900 - 1910:spacer64.1   64.1
1890 - 1900:spacer23.4   23.4
1880 - 1890:spacer100.2   100.2
1870 - 1880:spacer151.5   151.5
1860 - 1870:spacer4,638.1   4,638.1
1850 - 1860:spacer-89.8   -89.8