Minorities in this state, according to the California census records, accounted for 186,318 of the residents in 1940. The majority of that number was comprised of people of Japanese descent. There were reported to be 93,717 of that ethnicity living in the state at the time of the census.
California was quickly becoming an urbanite area. The population, which totaled 5,677,251 in 1930, was concentrated heavily in urban areas. The large majority, 4,160,596 lived in an urban setting, while just over a quarter of the population resided in rural areas.
Sixty-one percent of the males fifteen years and older were reported to have been married, widowed or divorced in 1920. The population totaled 3,426,861 and there were approximately twenty-two individuals per square mile for this state ranked number two for land in the country as it was.
The state, which is divided into several counties now, has the largest populations in many of the same areas as where they exist today. The most densely populated county was Los Angeles coming in at 504,181 residents, which was a huge change from the 170,298 people that inhabited it ten years prior.
Of those who resided in California in the start of the twentieth century, there were 184,248 married individuals. However, what might be more surprising is that there were also 8,335 people who had gone through divorce. Still, that is not quite six out of one thousand people who were residing in the state at the time.
Topping the charts of the most insane people, California census records reported 142 people with mental derangement in 1890. That was sixty-one percent of the people reported to be of such a state in the nation. There were also seven reported feeble-minded, six reported deaf, and sixty-one said to be blind.
The total population of the state jumped another fifty-seven percent to reach a total of 884,964 residents in 1880. Though several counties were beginning to boast impressive numbers of occupants, San Francisco was still reigning supreme as the most densely populated county of the state, with an impressive 233,959 people.
The census reported that the number of people was still climbing. There were an additional 180,253 people to account for in in the 1870 count, totaling 560,247 residents for the state. Yet, over nine thousand California residents were reported to have died in that year alone.
As promised, the population of this state grew very quickly. In the ten years after the gold rush, its population grew by an astounding three hundred-ten percent to reach a total of 379,994 people. Of those new residents 8,816 were reported as babies born in the census year.
Just after the gold rush of 1849, this census painted a real picture of just how great the move to the west was. The population for the year came in at a whopping 92,597 residents and this was just the start. The decades to come would see continued, tremendous, and rapid growth.
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The California Genealogy and History Archives keeps track of historical California census information. You can log onto the site and peruse the county list, which is in alphabetical order. Those counties that have a link attached will take you to the record for that particular year. There is also a link for Census lookups.
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