POPULATION
of COLUMBIA.

Based on newspapers, etc.



(from Columbia Gazette November 20, 1852)

Population and Details

1850 Census taken in 1851 states 1210 citizens registered. (1851 United States Census - all ethnicities included)

"The population of Columbia is estimated in the Tuolumne County directory, from which we draw most of our statistics, at about five thousand, inluding two hundred families. But we should think it an over-estimate. The town itself, cannot, in our estimation, number over twenty-five hundred to three-thousand. It contains probably over one-hundred businesses, houses, shops, saloons, stables, etc., and among them may be seen over thirty brick fireproof stores." (from a Weekly Columbian newspaper - 1856)

1860 Census taken states 3647 citizens registered. (1860 United States Census - all ethnicities included)

1870 Census taken states 2152 citizens registered. (1870 United States Census - all ethnicities included)

1880 Census taken states 550 citizens registered. (1880 United States Census - all ethnicities included)

1890 Census lost in fire. (http://www.censusfinder.com/1890-census-fire.htm)

1900 Census taken states 601 citizens registered. (1900 United States Census - all ethnicities included)

1920 Census taken states 550 citizens registered. (1920 United States Census - all ethnicities included)

1930 Census taken states 894 citizens registered. (1930 United States Census - all ethnicities included)

1940 Census taken states c900 citizens registered. (1940 United States Census - all ethnicities included)

2010 Population 2,297 Population change since 2000: -4.5% (http://www.city-data.com/)


from Census reports.
Columbia newspapers.

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