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State of Residence by Place of Birth Flows - Decennial

State or foreign country of birth was asked on each decennial censuses from 1850 to 2000.

State of residence by state of birth for the 1980, 1990, and 2000 censuses are located below. Tables for previous censuses are available in various publications published by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census Publication Title Number Table Page
1850 The Seventh Census of the United States: 1850
XV xxxvi
1860 Population of the United States in 1860

1870 The Statistics of the Population of the United States Vol. I VI 328
1880 Statistics of the Population of the United States Vol. I X 480
1890 Report on Population of the United States, Part 1 Vol. 1
1900 Population: Population of States and Territories Vol. 1 25 686
1910 Population: General Report and Analysis Vol. 1 6-35 730
1920 Population: General Report and Analysis Vol. 1 5-16 624
1930 Population: General Report, Statistics by Subject Vol. 2 4-21 153
1940 State of Birth of the Native Population
20 15
1950 State of Birth P-E 4A 13 18
1960 State of Birth PC(2)-2A 18 19
1970 State of Birth PC(2)-2A 13 25

The publications are available in pdf format on the Census Bureau's website. Printed copies of the publications are available at Federal depository libraries.

Table Notes

Information about sample size and data quality measures (including coverage rates, allocation rates, and response rates) can be found on the American Community Survey website.

Data are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. The degree of uncertainty for an estimate arising from sampling variability is represented through the use of a margin of error. The value shown in these tables is the 90 percent margin of error. The margin of error can be interpreted roughly as providing a 90 percent probability that the interval defined by the estimate minus the margin of error and the estimate plus the margin of error (the lower and upper confidence bounds) contains the true value. In addition to sampling variability, the ACS estimates are subject to nonsampling error (for a discussion of nonsampling variability, see Accuracy of the Data). The effect of nonsampling error is not represented in these tables.

Page Last Revised - December 16, 2021
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