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Birmingham's Population, 1880-2000

YEAR

POPULATION

PERCENT CHG.

1880

3,086 1

 

1890

26,178 1

+748.3

1900

38,415 1

+46.8

1910

132,685 1

+245.4

1920

178,806 1

+34.8

1930

259,678 1

+45.2

1940

267,583 1

+3

1950

326,037 1

+21.9

1960

340,887 1

+4.6

1970

300,910 1

-11.7

1980

284,413 1

-5.5

1990

265,968 1

-6.5

2000

242,820 2

-8.7

   U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 1990: Population and Housing Unit Counts: United States.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1993.  [Table 46: Population Rank of Incorporated Places of 100,000 Population or More, 1990; Population, 1790 to 1990; Housing Units: 1940 to 1990]
(C 3.223/5: 1990 CPH-2-1)
http://www.census.gov/prod/cen1990/cph2/cph-2-1-1.pdf

U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 2000: Summary Population and Housing Characteristics: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2002.  [Table 2: Age and Sex: 2000]
(C 3.223/18: 2000 PHC-1-2)

Birmingham Population By Race 

YEAR

TOTAL

BLACK

% BLACK

WHITE

% WHITE

1880

3,086 1

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1890

26,178 1

11,254  3

43.0

14,909  3

57.0

1900

38,415 1

16,575  3

43.1

21,832  3

56.8

1910

132,685 1

52,305  3

39.4

80,369  3

60.6

1920

178,806 1

70,230  4

39.3

108,550  4

60.7

1930

259,678 1

99,077  4

38.2

160,551  4

61.8

1940

267,583 1

108,938  5

40.7

158,622  5

59.3

1950

326,037 1

130,025  6

39.9

195,922  6

60.1

1960

340,887 1

135,113  7

39.6

205,620  7

60.3

1970

300,910 1

126,388  8

42.0

173,911  8

57.8

1980

284,413 1

158,224  9

55.6

124,729  9

43.9

1990

265,968 1

168,277 10

63.3

95,655 10

36.0

2000

242,820 2

178,372 11

73.5

58,457 11

24.1

 

U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 1990: Population and Housing Unit Counts: United States.   Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1993.  [Table 46: Population Rank of Incorporated Places of 100,000 Population or More, 1990; Population, 1790 to 1990; Housing Units: 1940 to 1990] (C 3.223/5: 1990 CPH-2-1)
http://www.census.gov/prod/cen1990/cph2/cph-2-1-1.pdf

2  U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 2000: Summary Population and Housing Characteristics: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2002. [Table 2: Age and Sex: 2000]
(C 3.223/18: 2000 PHC-1-2)

3 U.S. Census of Population, 1910: Reports by States, with Statistics for Counties, Cities, and Other Civil Divisions: Alabama – Montana.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1913. [Chapter 2: Composition and Characteristics of the Population, Alabama; Table II: Composition and Characteristics of the Population for Cities of 25,000 or more (p. 60)]
(C 3.16: 2)

4 U.S. Census of Population, 1930: Reports by States, Showing the Composition and  Characteristics of the Population for Counties, Cities, and Townships or Other Minor Civil Divisions: Alabama – Missouri.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1932. [Table 57: Population by Color or Race, for Cities of 100,000 or more: 1930 and 1920]
(C 3.37/5: P 81/v.3/pt.1)

5U.S. Census of Population, 1940: Characteristics of the Population: United States Summary and Alabama – District of Columbia.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1943. [Table 49: Population by Race with Individual Minor Races, for Cities of 100,000 or more: 1940]
(C 3.940-5: P 81/2/pt.1)

6U.S. Census of Population, 1950: Characteristics of the Population: Alabama. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1952. [Table 34: General Characteristics of the Population for Standard Metropolitan Areas, Urbanized Areas, and Urban Places of 10,000 or more: 1950]
(C 3.950-7/5: v.2/pt.2)

7 U.S. Census of Population, 1960: Characteristics of the Population: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1961. [Table 21: Characteristics of the Population, for Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Urbanized Areas, and Urban Places of 10,000 or more: 1960]
(C 3.223/9: 960/pt.2)

8 U.S. Census of Population, 1970: Characteristics of the Population: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1973. [Table 23: Race by Sex, for Areas and Places: 1970]
(C 3.223/9: 970/v.1/pt.2)

9 U.S. Census of Population, 1980: Characteristics of the Population, General Population Characteristics: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1982  [Table 25: Age by Race, Spanish Origin, and Sex for Areas and Places: 1980]
(C 3.223/6: 80-1-B2)

10 U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 1990: Summary Population and Housing  Characteristics: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1991.  [Table 4: Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1990]
(C 3.223/18: 990 CPH-1-2)

 11 U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 2000: Summary Population and Housing Characteristics: Alabama.  Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2002.  [Table 4: Race and Hispanic or Latino: 2000]
(C 3.223/18: 2000 PHC-1-2)

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