Statehood: Jan. 29, 1861 Living in KS 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 Kansas 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 NO 1850 NO 1860 107,206
1870 364,399 1880 996,096 1890 1,428,108 1900 1,470,495 1910 1,690,949 1920 1,769,257 1930 1,880,999 1940 1,801,028

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If you still have family living in Kansas today, they may live in one of the larger cities of: Kansas City, Lawrence, Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee, Topeka or Wichita. Chances are their ancestors came from Germany, Ireland, England or France. Their religion is likely one of the Christian denominations.

They may work at one of the companies based in Kansas, like Cessna Aircraft, Koch Industries, Spirit Aero Systems, Univ. of KS Medical Ctr. or Via Christi Health. Some of them may enjoy eating a Bierocks sandwich or sunflower seeds. They probably root for the Kansas City Chiefs or Royals, Kansas Jayhawks or the Kansas State Wildcats. You might find them dodging tornadoes or visiting the Underground Salt Museum

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