1980 United States Census facts

Twentieth Census
of the United States
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General Information
Date Taken April 1, 1980
Total U.S. Population 226,545,805
Percent Change Increase 11.4%
Most Populous State California
23,699,000
Least Populous State Alaska
400,000
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The Twentieth United States Census was done by the Census Bureau. It found the population of the United States to be 226,545,805. It was an increase of 11.4 percent from the 1970 Census.

It was the first census not to ask for the name of the "head of household." About 16 percent of households received a "long form" of the 1980 census. It had over 100 questions.


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