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1970 Census: Population, Population of the United States, Puerto Rico, and Outlying Areas


This report presents data from the 1970 Census on the population of the United States, Puerto Rico, and Outlying Areas from 1950 to 1970. The table shows the population and gross land and water area (in square miles) by United States, Puerto Rico, and Outlying Areas.

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.

Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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