A Century of Population Growth; From the First Census of the United States to the Twelfth, 1790-1900
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...that the numbers are too small to invalidate the comparison between the negro element in 1880 and 1900 and the total colored at the eariier censuses. i The proportion which the colored population, other than negre, forms of the total population is not presented here, because there was no similar element at theeariier cansuses with which to draw comparisons. 'Lass than one-tenth of 1 per cent. Table 20.--PER CENT OF WHITE AND COLORED IN THE TOTAL POPULATION AT THE CENSUSES OF 1790, 1820, AND 1850, COMPARED WITH THE PER CENT OF WHITES AND NEGROES IN THE TOTAL POPULATION AT THE CENSUSES OF 1880 AND 1900--Continued. i The proportion which the colored population, other than negre, forms of the total population is not presented here, because there was no similar element at the eariier censuses with which to draw comparisons. In 1790 the white population formed 80.7 per cent and the negro population--both free and slave--19.3 per cent of the total. Since 1790 there has been a steady advance in the proportion which the white race has formed of the total population of continental United States, with a corresponding decline in the proportion of negroes; in 1900 the whites formed 87.8 per cent, and the negroes ouly 11.6 per cent of the total population. Diagram 6.--White and colored in the total population of the original and added area. MILLIONS OF INHABITANTS io 'o so 4.0 60 eo Southern states of the original area, however, have changed considerably in this respect. In the contiguous states of Maryland (including the District of Columbia), Virginia (including West Virginia), and Kentucky, the proportion ol whites decreased and that of negroes increased from 1790 to 1820, aftet which the conditions were reversed; in North Carolina. South Carolina, and...
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