New York proved to be a strong state, with 12,588,066 residents. The population of New York state had never decreased in all the years of census taking, and has shown a steady increase, even when the country was young. It was proven to be the most populated state in the country, with New York City having about 5% of the total population of the entire nation.
Enumerators in New York State, especially central and upstate NY, had to wear snowshoes for some of their statistics gathering. The population of the entire state was up to 10,385,227.
New York census records showed the state population was 9,113,614 in 1910. People were asked what country they were born in, and classified in that way. Another thing which was new on the census included the real estate information asked, such as whether the people who live in a home own it.
The turn of the century brought a lot a long with it, including more people living in New York State. The population was up to 7,268,894 people. Cancer was becoming one of the concerns among many people. The total ratio of cancer deaths per thousand nationwide was 0.6, and in New York it was 0.01 per thousand people.
Included in the census for New York in 1890 was something extra, called an " Extra Census Bulleting on Indians of the Six Nations of New York", which was by Tomas Donaldson. Included in the extra bulletin was information about the names, marriages, customs, religions, and other parts of Indian life. This was a great help in understanding and including the Indian population in the census. The population of the entire state was 6,003,174.
The census for the year determined that there were 5,082,871 people in the state of NY. There were three banks which failed during the summer, and people became suspicious of the stock exchange, which they thought was being controlled by a rich family. The population of New York City reached an amount into seven figures, it was the only US city to be so large at the time.
New York state had another seat added to the House of Representatives this year, making the total number of representatives for the state thirty-three. The population was up to 4,382,759 people, and still growing steadily.
The people keep coming to New York, and have caused an increase in population of almost 800,000 people. The total population counted throughout the state is 3,880,735 people. Immigrants have been coming here from many countries, especially in the city area.
The New York population has once again shown growth, with a total statewide count of 3,097,394 people. Tobacco was being grown in the state, and had produced 1267624 pounds.
1840 was the first time the census contained questions regarding education. The results led to setting up a Union Free School in New York, and that decision spread to the west. The population in the state was 2,428,921. The state was continuing its growth pattern.
The New York Census Research Data Center helps to provide researchers with confidential microdata from the Census for approved research projects. It is managed by the Census Bureauís Center for Economic Studies and partially supported by the National Science Foundation. The New York census information resource also provides data on how to submit a research proposal, as well as contact links.
The New York State Library provides access to New York census information. The page details the years that population records and special schedules are available. The resource also includes information on how to find the records desired. The information is on microfilm and can be searched in person, but the library staff does not loan out microfilm or assist with data searches.