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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 Mississippi 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 7,600 1810 31,306 1820 75,448 1830 136,621 1840 375,651 1850 606,526 1860 791,305
1870 827,922 1880 1,131,597 1890 1,289,600 1900 1,551,270 1910 1,797,114 1920 1,790,618 1930 2,009,821 1940 2,183,796

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If you still have family living in Mississippi today, they may live in one of the larger cities of: Biloxi, Gulfport, Greenville, Hattiesburg, Jackson, Meridian or Tupelo. Chances are their ancestors came from Africa, Ireland, England, Germany or France. Their religion is likely one of the Christian denominations.

They may work at one of the companies based in Mississippi, like Beau Rivage Resort, Blair E. Batson Hospital, Ergon, North Mississippi Medical Center or Sanderson Farms. Some of them may enjoy eating Mississippi Mud Pie or fried catfish. They probably root for the Atlanta Braves ,Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Mississippi State Bulldogs or the Ole Miss Rebels . You may find them listening to the blues or taking a trip along the Natchez Trace.

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