The count of white and African American people in the 1930 Mississippi census was expected to be a little different than it was. There had been many African American people leaving the state, but surprisingly there was still a larger population of African Americans than Whites. The total population of the state was 2,009,821.
Mississippi had a decrease in population in this decade. The decrease was small, only 0.4 percent. That is a total of 7932 less people than counted in the previous census. The total population was counted at 1,789,182.
There were a total of nine states who made a total prohibition law, and Mississippi was one of them. The total population for the state was 1,797,114 people. Since prohibition began, the population began a slow descent, and will peak in before the next census.
With the population of the entire country growing by leaps and bounds, Mississippi has grown along with the rest of the states. The population is recorded as 1,551,270, and will continue to be on the rise. The majority of the population of the state is African American.
The war is over, and the veterans of it are counted on both sides, but counted differently. In Mississippi, both Union and Confederate veterans were counted, but the counters drew a line through the names of the Confederate veterans. The total population of the state is 1,289,600.
For the first time ever, the enumerators of the census came to the conclusion when they counted the large cities, that Minneapolis had more population than St. Paul.
The count of people in the state in 1870 was 827,922. Among the people counted was John Adams. He was recorded as living in Enterprise, Clark County, Mississippi. Assistant Marshals were the enumerators for this census, and they had a raise of the amount allowed by law of up to fifty percent.
The main producer of cotton in 1860 was Mississippi, with production being more than one fourth of all the cotton produced in the nation. Mississippi also was one of the states to defect from the Union and join with other southern states to form the Confederate States of America. The population for the state was 791,305.
The 1850 census was important in helping determine how many representatives each state would have in the House of Representatives. Mississippi had a population of 606,526, and was allowed five representatives.
The population in the state was 375,651. There were approximately 1000 African Americans in the state, the majority slaves. Of those 1000 Black people, there were only 300 who were free men, most of whom lived in Natchez and were more well to do than some of the other people of color were. Many of them were able to work for wages or begin their own businesses.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History maintains genealogical records online. Simply select the year that you are interested in and then choose the appropriate state. The search will then display a list of titles and roll numbers of the microfilm with the appropriate Mississippi census information. All micro-film is in the media room and available for use.
Mississippi’s State Data Center can assist you with finding Mississippi census information. The Data Center is responsible for providing assistance with how to use Census information to researchers, businesses, and the government. The page provides links to estimates, important information for the 2010 census, as well as data from the 1990 and 2000 ones, and more.