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Census Data - Historic

Year Madison Dane County Wisconsin United States
2010 (est) 233,209 488,073 5,695,950 308,745,538
2000 208,054 426,526 5,363,675 281,421,906
1990 191,262 367,085 4,891,769 248,718,291
1980 170,616 323,545 4,705,642 226,542,199
1970 171,809 290,272 4,417,933 203,302,031
1960 126,706 222,095 3,951,777 179,323,175
1950 96,056 169,357 3,434,575 150,679,361
1940 67,447130,6603,137,587 131,669,275
1930 57,899 112,737 2,939,006 122,775,046
1920 62,248 89,432 2,632,067 105,710,620
1910 25,531 77,435 2,333,860 91,972,266
1900 19,164 69,435 2,069,042 75,994,575
1890 13,426 59,578 1,693,330 62,947,714
1880 10,325 53,233 1,315,497 50,155,783
1870 9,176 53,096 1,054,670 39,818,449**
1860 6,648 43,922 775,881 31,443,321
1850 1,500 16,639 305,391 23,191,876
1840 146 314 30,945 17,068,953
*Estimated figures only.
**Revised to include adjustments for underenumeration in southern states; unrevised number is 38,558,371.
Sources: "Wisconsin Blue Book"; "World Almanac"; Madison City Directories; "Madison, Past and Present"
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