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1960

Vietnam War

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Apollo 11

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Population

179,323,175 U.S. Resident Population
50.6
Population per square mile of land area
18.5
Percent increase of population from 1950 to 1960
50
Number of States

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The 1960 Census

Cost $127,934,000
Cost per Capita (cents) 71.4
Total Pages in Published Reports 103,000
Number of Enumerators 159,321
Census Bureau Director Robert Wilbur Burgess
Number of Questions on the Questionnaire N/A
Number of Questions on the Long Form N/A

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10 Largest Urban Places

Rank
Place
Population
1
New York City, NY 8,175,133
2
Chicago, IL 3,550,404
3
Los Angeles, CA 2,479,015
4
Philadelphia, PA 2,002,512
5
Detroit, MI 1,670,144
6
Baltimore, MD 939,024
7
Houston, TX 938,219
8
Cleveland, OH 876,050
9
Washington, DC 763,956
10
St. Louis, MO 750,026

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