Pennsylvania census records from 1930 showed the state's population had once again grown. It was now up to 9,631,350 people. Despite the growth of the state, the reapportionment of the House of Representatives for the entire country, according to the population disbursement, had taken away two seats for Pennsylvania from the House of Representatives. Pennsylvania now had 34 representatives, compared to the 36 they had for the past two decades.
The census taken in 1920 indicated that pneumonia was taking its toll on lives in the United States of America. Pennsylvania was listed among the states with the lowest pneumonia rates. The population count for the state in this census was 8,720,017.
The state population for Pennsylvania had reached 7,665,111 since the last census was taken a decade ago. That was a population growth of more than 1 million people since the count ten years ago. Pennsylvania ranked second among highly populated states when the estimating of order from most to least was taken.
In the 1900 census, Pennsylvania was proven to be a leader among the leather industry. Nationwide there were 13,306 leather manufacturers throughout the entire country. Pennsylvania help 254 of them. The total population for Pennsylvania had once again grown, to 6,302,115.
The population of Pennsylvania for this census was up to 5,258,113 people. The tremendous growth of the state was due, at least in part, to the enormous number of African Americans who were moving into the state from other areas. Doctors were being asked to provide the census bureau with statistical information about illness and disabilities.
The results of the census of 1880 showed once again that the state had grown in population. The total amount of people counted was 4,282,891. The increase was due in part to the large amount of immigration the state had seen over the last decade.
Pennsylvania once again showed an increase in the amount of people making that state home. The count for this census was more than 500,000 greater than the last census had been, with a total of 3,521,951 people.
The count for the new census in Pennsylvania was up to 2,906,215 people. Even though the state had shown a population growth since the last census, the seats in the House of Representatives had been decreased from 25 to 24.
Pennsylvania gained a seat in the House of Representatives with the reapportion of the population of the country after the census. Pennsylvania saw a gain in population, and now had a total of 2,311,786 people living in the state.
The population in Pennsylvania was counted as being 1,724,033 people in the census of 1840. This was the last year that Pennsylvania census records contained a line to record the names and ages of slaves. Even though the Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery had been presented, there were some people in government, and in the shipping industry who still held slaves. The Act presented limited the amount of time they had to free their slaves to six months. There were 64 slaves counted in the census of Pennsylvania in 1840.
Pennsylvania census information can be obtained from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The Commissionís website details the type of censuses that are available and the information that was collected with each one. It is important to note that the Commission cannot search or copy Federal records, so you will have to conduct the data gathering independently.
The Pennsylvania State Data Center has a page devoted to Pennsylvania census information. Use the links to find data from the 2000 or 1990 censuses, as well as the historical ones. The center also includes links to common topics and Frequently Asked Questions. Custom research is available by contacting the State Data Center.