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1960 Census: Population, Supplementary Reports: Distribution of the Negro Population

Report Number PC(S1)-49

The three maps presented in this report show the geographic distribution of the Negro population of the United States in 1960 as well as the distribution of gains and losses in that population between 1950 and 1960.

Map 1 shows the distributions of urban and rural Negro population throughout the country, and

Map 2 the corresponding distributions of increases and decreases between 1950 and 1960. In these two maps, the information is given for urbanized areas and urban places outside urbanized areas; and for the rural population on the basis of counties.

Map 3 presents the percent change in the Negro population between 1950 and 1960 for counties.

Each of the three maps refers to the 48 States and the District of Columbia exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii. Statistics for the Negro population in Alaska and Hawaii are not available for 1950 in the area detail used in these maps. However, the total Negro population in Alaska and Hawaii for 1950 and 1960 was very small, comprising less than one percent of the total Negro population in the United States in each census.

The PDF to the right contains the 4-page report.

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.


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