A Look at What the 1950 US Census Revealed

The 1950 US Census was the first to be conducted since 1940 and revealed a number of interesting facts about the population of the United States at that time. This article will take a look at some of the key findings from this census and what they can tell us about the country in 1950.

Population Growth

The 1950 US Census revealed that the population of the United States had grown by 15.7% since 1940, reaching a total of 151,325,798 people. This growth was largely due to an increase in immigration as well as a baby boom following World War II. The census also showed that there had been a shift in population from rural areas to cities, with more than half of all Americans living in urban areas for the first time.

Regional Differences

The 1950 US Census also revealed some interesting regional differences in terms of population growth. The South saw the largest increase in population, with an 18% jump since 1940. The West and Midwest both saw increases of around 14%, while the Northeast lagged behind with only a 6% increase. These figures reflect both migration patterns within the country as well as natural population growth.

Demographic Changes

The 1950 US Census also showed some significant changes in terms of demographics over the previous decade. The proportion of African Americans in the population had increased from 9% to 10%, while those identifying as Hispanic or Latino had grown from 2% to 3%. The proportion of foreign-born citizens had also increased from 8% to 9%. These figures show how immigration was beginning to shape American society during this period.

Overall, the 1950 US Census provided an important snapshot of American society at that time and revealed some fascinating insights into how it was changing and evolving. From population growth and regional differences to demographic shifts, this census gave us a valuable glimpse into life in America during this period.

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