Historic Nueces 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 2010:340,223
Census 2000:313,645
Census 1990:291,145
Census 1980:268,215
Census 1970:237,544
Census 1960:221,573
Census 1950:165,471
Census 1940:92,661
Census 1930:51,779
Census 1920:22,807
Census 1910:21,955
Census 1900:10,439
Census 1890:8,093
Census 1880:7,673
Census 1870:3,975
Census 1860:2,906
Census 1850:698
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
698 people in 1850 2906 people in 1860 3975 people in 1870 7673 people in 1880 8093 people in 1890 10439 people in 1900 21955 people in 1910 22807 people in 1920 51779 people in 1930 92661 people in 1940 165471 people in 1950 221573 people in 1960 237544 people in 1970 268215 people in 1980 291145 people in 1990 313645 people in 2000 340223 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:spacer8.5   8.5
1990 - 2000:spacer7.7   7.7
1980 - 1990:spacer8.5   8.5
1970 - 1980:spacer12.9   12.9
1960 - 1970:spacer7.2   7.2
1950 - 1960:spacer33.9   33.9
1940 - 1950:spacer78.6   78.6
1930 - 1940:spacer79.0   79.0
1920 - 1930:spacer127.0   127.0
1910 - 1920:spacer3.9   3.9
1900 - 1910:spacer110.3   110.3
1890 - 1900:spacer29.0   29.0
1880 - 1890:spacer5.5   5.5
1870 - 1880:spacer93.0   93.0
1860 - 1870:spacer36.8   36.8
1850 - 1860:spacer316.3   316.3