New Orleans saw another decade of decent growth and by the time of the 1930 census was able to report 458,762 residents within the city borders. That was nearly twenty-two percent of the 2,101,593 people living in the state at the time.
The population of the state reached 1,798,509 in this census year. Not surprisingly, the largest number of foreign-born residents living in the state was of Mexican descent. They accounted for 2487 of the state's population. Another large number, more than one thousand people, were born in the west-indies.
Louisiana census records from 1910 counted 1,656,388 people residing within the state lines. The state carried a bad title in this year however. It was reported to have the highest percentage of illiteracy in the nation at just under thirty percent.
Eight thousand nine hundred nineteen people in the state of Louisiana in 1900 could not speak English. Though this number was high, in relation to the total population of 1,381,625, it was not considered a high percentage as compared to other states in the nation.
The population now swelled beyond the one million mark. The total number of people calling Louisiana home in 1890 was reported as 1,118,587. Its new resident count made Louisiana fall at the exact half way point for ranking of state population. It came in at number twenty-five on the list.
The state of Louisiana was filled with a large percentage of native-born individuals. Though, of the 939,946 residents living in the state in 1880, four hundred eighty-nine were of Chinese descent. That was a large number of people from that country when compared to most of the other states in the nation.
The 1870 Louisiana census records report showed the state population to be 726,915. This number did not represent tremendous growth for the decade prior. Of those reported, 526,392 were considered to be of working age- over ten years old. Yet just 256,452 were recorded as laborers.
There were two hundred eighty-six residents reported as "age unknown" in Louisiana in 1860. That number included two hundred sixty-four white people, two free blacks, and twenty slaves. The total population of the state reached 708,002.
There were 517,762 people living in the state in 1850. The city of New Orleans was broken into three municipalities, which were then broken into seven, seven, and four wards consecutively. The total population of the municipalities was 116,375 people. Of those living in the state at the time, 244,809 were enslaved.
The state, for census purposes was broken into two districts. The first was referred to as the Eastern District, and the second was the Western. The total population of those districts in 1840 was 352,411 people. Of those 249,641 individuals were residing in the Eastern portion and the remaining 102,770 had settled in the Western District.
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