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1980 United States Census

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Twentieth Census
of the United States
Seal of the United States Census Bureau.svg
U.S. Census Bureau Seal
General Information
Date Taken April 1, 1980
Total U.S. Population 226,545,805
Percent Change Increase 11.4%
Most Populous State California
Least Populous State Alaska

The Twentieth United States Census was done by the Census Bureau. It found the population of the United States to be 226,545,805. It was an increase of 11.4 percent from the 1970 Census.[1]

It was the first census not to ask for the name of the "head of household."[2] About 16 percent of households received a "long form" of the 1980 census. It had over 100 questions.


  1. "Population and Area (Historical Censuses)". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 24 June 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2008.
  2. Frum, David (2000). How We Got Here: The '70s. New York, New York: Basic Books. p. 246. ISBN 0-465-04195-7 .