1950 United States Census

national census

The Seventeenth United States Census was done by the Census Bureau. It found the population of the United States to be 150,697,361. This was an increase of 14.5 percent from the 1940 Census.[1]

Seventeenth Census
of the United States
U.S. Census Bureau Seal
General Information
Date TakenApril 1, 1950
Total U.S. Population150,697,361
Percent ChangeIncrease 14.5%
Most Populous StateNew York
Least Populous StateNevada


  1. "Population and Area (Historical Censuses)" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 June 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2008.