Statehood: June 1, 1792 Living in KY Today Population
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Census Statistics
Many people begin their genealogy research starting with the widely available U.S. census records. The U.S. began taking a census every 10 years starting in 1790. The records from 1790 to 1840 contain only the name of the head of the household and limited information about the other individuals in the residence. That changed in 1850 when the census began listing each member of the household individually.
Look how Kentucky has grown! The following table details the population of the state from it's first census through 1940. The 1940 census is the last year currently available for genealogy use. The 1950 census won't be available until 2022. Information is shown for 1890, but that census was mostly lost due to a fire and mishandling in the 1920's and 1930's.
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1790 73,677 1800 220,955 1810 406,511 1820 564,317 1830 687,917 1840 779,828 1850 982,405 1860 1,155,684
1870 1,321,011 1880 1,648,690 1890 1,858,635 1900 2,147,174 1910 2,289,905 1920 2,416,630 1930 2,614,589 1940 2,845,627

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If you still have family living in Kentucky today, they may live in one of the larger cities of: Bowling Green, Covington, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro or Richmond. Chances are their ancestors came from Germany, Ireland, England or Africa. Their religion is likely one of the Christian denominations.

They may work at one of the companies based in Kentucky, like Cincinnati Int'l Airport, Humana, Lexmark Int'l, Norton Healthcare or Univ. of Kentucky. Some of them may enjoy eating a Hot Brown or burgoo. They probably root for the Cincinnati Reds or Bengals, Tennessee Titans, UK Wildcats or the Cardinals. You might find them houseboating or attending the Kentucky Derby.

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