1960 United States census

The United States census of 1960, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 179,323,175, an increase of 18.5 percent over the 151,325,798 persons enumerated during the 1950 census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over 200,000. This census's data determined the electoral votes for the 1964 and 1968 presidential elections. This is also the last census in which New York was the most populous state.

Eighteenth census
of the United States

 1950 April 1, 1960 1970  

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General information
CountryUnited States
Results
Total population179,323,175 ( 18.5%)
Most populous stateNew York
16,782,304
Least populous stateAlaska
226,167