The Nineteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 203,392,031, an increase of 13.4 percent over the 179,323,175 persons enumerated during the 1960 Census.

Data availability

Microdata from the 1970 census are freely available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. These data were originally created and disseminated by DUALabs. Personally identifiable information will be available in 2042.[5]

State rankings

RankStatePopulation
1California19,953,134
2New York18,241,266
3Pennsylvania11,793,909
4Texas11,196,730
5Illinois11,113,976
6Ohio10,652,017
7Michigan8,875,083
8New Jersey7,168,164
9Florida6,789,443
10Massachusetts5,689,170
11Indiana5,193,669
12North Carolina5,082,059
13Missouri4,677,399
14Virginia4,648,494
15Georgia4,589,575
16Wisconsin4,417,933
17Tennessee3,924,164
18Maryland3,922,399
19Minnesota3,805,069
20Louisiana3,643,180
21Alabama3,444,165
22Washington3,409,169
23Kentucky3,219,311
24Connecticut3,032,217
25Iowa2,825,041
26South Carolina2,590,516
27Oklahoma2,559,253
28Kansas2,249,071
29Mississippi2,216,912
30Colorado2,207,259
31Oregon2,091,385
32Arkansas1,923,295
33Arizona1,772,482
34West Virginia1,744,237
35Nebraska1,483,791
36Utah1,059,273
37New Mexico1,016,000
38Maine993,663
39Rhode Island949,723
40Hawaii769,913
xDistrict of Columbia756,510
41New Hampshire737,681
42Idaho713,008
43Montana694,409
44South Dakota666,257
45North Dakota617,761
46Delaware548,104
47Nevada488,738
48Vermont444,732
49Wyoming332,416
50Alaska302,173

City rankings

RankCityStatePopulation[9]Region (2016)[10]
01New YorkNew York7,894,862Northeast
02ChicagoIllinois3,366,957Midwest
03Los AngelesCalifornia2,816,061West
04PhiladelphiaPennsylvania1,948,609Northeast
05DetroitMichigan1,511,482Midwest
06HoustonTexas1,232,802South
07BaltimoreMaryland905,759South
08DallasTexas844,401South
09WashingtonDistrict of Columbia756,510South
10ClevelandOhio750,903Midwest
11IndianapolisIndiana744,624Midwest
12MilwaukeeWisconsin717,099Midwest
13San FranciscoCalifornia715,674West
14San DiegoCalifornia696,769West
15San AntonioTexas654,153South
16BostonMassachusetts641,071Northeast
17MemphisTennessee623,530South
18St. LouisMissouri622,236Midwest
19New OrleansLouisiana593,471South
20PhoenixArizona581,562West
21ColumbusOhio539,677Midwest
22SeattleWashington530,831West
23JacksonvilleFlorida528,865South
24PittsburghPennsylvania520,117Northeast
25DenverColorado514,678West
26Kansas CityMissouri507,087Midwest
27AtlantaGeorgia496,973South
28BuffaloNew York462,768Northeast
29CincinnatiOhio452,524Midwest
30Nashville-DavidsonTennessee448,003South
31San JoseCalifornia445,779West
32MinneapolisMinnesota434,400Midwest
33Fort WorthTexas393,476South
34ToledoOhio383,818Midwest
35PortlandOregon382,619West
36NewarkNew Jersey382,417Northeast
37Oklahoma CityOklahoma366,481South
38OaklandCalifornia361,561West
39LouisvilleKentucky361,472South
40Long BeachCalifornia358,633West
41OmahaNebraska347,328Midwest
42MiamiFlorida334,859South
43TulsaOklahoma331,638South
44HonoluluHawaii324,871West
45El PasoTexas322,261South
46Saint PaulMinnesota309,980Midwest
47NorfolkVirginia307,951South
48BirminghamAlabama300,910South
49RochesterNew York296,233Northeast
50TampaFlorida277,767South
51WichitaKansas276,554Midwest
52AkronOhio275,425Midwest
53TucsonArizona262,933West
54Jersey CityNew Jersey260,545Northeast
55SacramentoCalifornia254,413West
56AustinTexas251,808South
57RichmondVirginia249,621South
58AlbuquerqueNew Mexico243,751West
59DaytonOhio243,601Midwest
60CharlotteNorth Carolina241,178South
61St. PetersburgFlorida216,232South
62Corpus ChristiTexas204,525South
63YonkersNew York204,297Northeast
64Des MoinesIowa200,587Midwest
65Grand RapidsMichigan197,649Midwest
66SyracuseNew York197,208Northeast
67FlintMichigan193,317Midwest
68MobileAlabama190,026South
69ShreveportLouisiana182,064South
70WarrenMichigan179,260Midwest
71ProvidenceRhode Island179,213Northeast
72Fort WayneIndiana177,671Midwest
73WorcesterMassachusetts176,572Northeast
74Salt Lake CityUtah175,885West
75GaryIndiana175,415Midwest
76KnoxvilleTennessee174,587South
77ArlingtonVirginia174,284South
78MadisonWisconsin173,258Midwest
79Virginia BeachVirginia172,106South
80SpokaneWashington170,516West
81Kansas CityKansas168,213Midwest
82AnaheimCalifornia166,701West
83FresnoCalifornia165,972West
84Baton RougeLouisiana165,963South
85SpringfieldMassachusetts163,905Northeast
86HartfordConnecticut158,017Northeast
87Santa AnaCalifornia156,601West
88BridgeportConnecticut156,542Northeast
89TacomaWashington154,581West
90ColumbusGeorgia154,168South
91JacksonMississippi153,968South
92LincolnNebraska149,518Midwest
93LubbockTexas149,101South
94RockfordIllinois147,370Midwest
95PatersonNew Jersey144,824Northeast
96GreensboroNorth Carolina144,076South
97RiversideCalifornia140,089West
98YoungstownOhio139,788Midwest
99Fort LauderdaleFlorida139,590South
100EvansvilleIndiana138,764Midwest

Conclusions

California took over as the most populous state, New York had previously been ranked number one. While the entire country increased to more than 204 million persons, four states lost population with West Virginia leading the list, down 8 and a half percent from 1960.[11]

Notes

  1. PIO, US Census Bureau, Census History Staff,. . www.census.gov. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  2. , U.S. Census Bureau, 1998 
  3. . U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  4. "1970 Year in Review, UPI.com". Accessed April 8, 2009. May 4, 2009.