Historic Jefferson 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 2010:252,273
Census 2000:252,051
Census 1990:239,397
Census 1980:250,938
Census 1970:244,773
Census 1960:245,659
Census 1950:195,083
Census 1940:145,329
Census 1930:133,391
Census 1920:73,120
Census 1910:38,182
Census 1900:14,239
Census 1890:5,857
Census 1880:3,489
Census 1870:1,906
Census 1860:1,995
Census 1850:1,836
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
1836 people in 1850 1995 people in 1860 1906 people in 1870 3489 people in 1880 5857 people in 1890 14239 people in 1900 38182 people in 1910 73120 people in 1920 133391 people in 1930 145329 people in 1940 195083 people in 1950 245659 people in 1960 244773 people in 1970 250938 people in 1980 239397 people in 1990 252051 people in 2000 252273 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:spacer0.1   0.1
1990 - 2000:spacer5.3   5.3
1980 - 1990:spacer-4.6   -4.6
1970 - 1980:spacer2.5   2.5
1960 - 1970:spacer-0.4   -0.4
1950 - 1960:spacer25.9   25.9
1940 - 1950:spacer34.2   34.2
1930 - 1940:spacer8.9   8.9
1920 - 1930:spacer82.4   82.4
1910 - 1920:spacer91.5   91.5
1900 - 1910:spacer168.2   168.2
1890 - 1900:spacer143.1   143.1
1880 - 1890:spacer67.9   67.9
1870 - 1880:spacer83.1   83.1
1860 - 1870:spacer-4.5   -4.5
1850 - 1860:spacer8.7   8.7