Statehood: Dec. 28, 1846 Living in IA Today Population
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Census Statistics
Many people begin their genealogy research starting with the widely available U.S. census records. The U.S. began taking a census every 10 years starting in 1790. The records from 1790 to 1840 contain only the name of the head of the household and limited information about the other individuals in the residence. That changed in 1850 when the census began listing each member of the household individually.
Look how Iowa has grown! The following table details the population of the state from it's first census through 1940. The 1940 census is the last year currently available for genealogy use. The 1950 census won't be available until 2022. Information is shown for 1890, but that census was mostly lost due to a fire and mishandling in the 1920's and 1930's.
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1790 NO 1800 NO 1810 NO 1820 NO 1830 NO 1840 43,112 1850 192,914 1860 674,913
1870 1,194,020 1880 1,624,615 1890 1,912,297 1900 2,231,853 1910 2,224,771 1920 2,404,021 1930 2,470,939 1940 2,538,268

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If you still have family living in Iowa today, they may live in one of the larger cities of: Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Iowa City, Sioux City or Waterloo. Chances are their ancestors came from Germany, Ireland, England or Norway. Their religion is likely one of the Christian denominations.
They may work at one of the companies based in Iowa, like Casey's General Stores, HNI, John Deere, Principal Financial or Rockwell Collins. Some of them may enjoy eating pork tenderloin or Muscatine melons.
They probably root for the Chicago Cubs or Bulls, Green Bay Packers, Iowa Hawkeyes or the Cyclones.
Many Iowans attend the Caucus or visit The Vermeer Dutch Windmill.

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