Stafford Federal Census Numbers

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Stafford Federal Census Numbers

An examination of the population growth in Stafford (below) in the ten-year increments of national censuses is always useful. Notice the population in 1860, prior to the Civil War. The departure of over 2,000 former slaves and destitute whites between 1860 and 1870 represents Stafford’s single greatest population decline. The fourteen censuses from 1870 to 2010 show only two very small declines and otherwise steady increases. After the 1970s growth became exponential.

Federal Census

Population

Change

1790 9,588 positive                          negative
1800 9,951 363
1810 9,830 -121
1820 9,517 -313
1830 9,362 -155
1840 8,454 -908
1850 8,004 -450
1860 8,555 551
1870 6,420 -2,135
1880 7,211 791
1890 7,362 151
1900 8,097 735
1910 8,070 -27
1920 8,104 34
1930 8,050 -54
1940 9,548 1,498
1950 11,902 2,354
1960 16,876 4,974
1970 24,587 7,711
1980 40,168 15,581
1990 61,263 21,095
2000 92,446 31,183
2010 128,000 35,554