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Place of Birth of Iowa
Residents Recorded in
Census of 1850 - 1900

  
 

Census Index


 

Place of Birth of Iowa
Residents Recorded in
Census of 1850 - 1900

 

The table below probably provides no assistance in your search for your ancestors.  However,
 it gives an interesting look at where settlers in Iowa were coming from over the years.

The information was collected from the various census reports for the years 1850 - 1900.

 

Place of Birth 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900
Born in The United States            
  Alabama   214 399 378 358 547
  Alaska     2 1 5 7
  Arizona     3 14 17 63
  Arkansas   150 397 532 494 879
  California   127 473 746 854 1,298
  Colorado     190 403 593 1,633
  Connecticut   4,084 5,185 5,062 3.634 2,777
  Dakota (Territory)     97 650    
  Delaware   850 876 939 709 494
  District of Columbia   125 174 259 247 228
  Florida   26 59 80 68 152
  Georgia   262 384 388 434 464
  Hawaii

For these years -- see Sandwich Islands.

5
  Idaho     22 76 77 161
  Illinois   26,696 65,391 102,820 114,471 142,234
  Indian Territory     16 54 48 179
  Indiana   57,555 64,083 59,278 51,008 48,079
  Iowa

41,357

191,148 428,620 737,306 999,453 1,318,377
  Kansas   83 791 3,722 7,015 13,317
  Kentucky   13,204 14,186 12,920 10,388 9,060
  Louisiana   281 496 515 482 547
  Maine   3,151 5,943 5,783 4,539 3,246
  Maryland   4,663 5,972 6,169 4,797 4,050
  Massachusetts   6,214 8,929 9,378 7,420 5,727
  Michigan   4,393 8,918 10,616 10,315 10,583
  Minnesota   432 2,683 6,130 8,074 13,193
  Mississippi   130 620 591 515 592
  Missouri   5,931 13,831 20,677 22,311 34,012
  Montana     51 72 135 353
  Nebraska     874 3,005 6,708 19,593
  Nevada     63 107 92 123
  New Hampshire   3,287 5,057 4,743 3,524 2,495
  New Jersey   4,114 5,688 6,357 5,069 4,300
  New Mexico     20 27 50 102
  New York   46,053 79,143 82,690 66,623 53,878
  North Carolina   4,690 5,090 3,990 2,850 2,336
  North Dakota         1,314 967
  Ohio   99,240 126,285 120,495 102,734 88,146
  Oklahoma         19 259
  Oregon   13 166 198 260 513
  Pennsylvania   52,156 73,435 77,357 63,684 53,651
  Rhode Island   723 914 907 819 619
  South Carolina   554 566 531 386 304
  South Dakota         1,733 7,190
  Tennessee   5,773 6,085 5,372 4,626 4,211
  Texas   59 235 402 463 910
  Utah     378 394 290 378
  Vermont   7,581 12,204 12,297 9,301 6,934
  Virginia   17,944 19,563 15,531 12,779 9,295
  Washington     21 44 106 458
  West Virginia  

With Virginia

2,521 2,901 3,992
  Wisconsin   5,121 24,309 40,380 41,629 45,515
  Wyoming     9 50 125 316
  Territories   202        
  At Sea   105 21 8 27 39
  American Citizens born Abroad         348 1,421
  Philippine Islands           2
  Puerto Rico           1
  Not Stated

129,574

1,498 411 -- 10,906 5,728
             
Total United States

170,931

568,832 989,328 1,362,965 1,587,827 1,925,933
             
Born in a Foreign Country            
  Africa

 

9 17 17 24 28
  Asia   24 34 13 36 127
  Atlantic Islands     2 15 7 11
  Australasia     96      
  Australia   13   117 112 111
  Austria See Germany 2,691 1,473 1,715 2,309
  Belgium   91 650 357 384 491
  British America            
    Canada     16,421 19,451 17,465  
    Canada - English           14,168
    Canada - French           1,519
    New Brunswick     391 472    
    Newfoundland     10 35    
    Nova Scotia     506 612    
    Prince Edward's Island     48 484    
    British America (not specified)   8,313 531 43    
  Total British America   8,313 17,907 21,097 17,465 15,687
  Central America     4 5 16 14
  China   3 3 37 79 102
  Cuba     13 50 91 12
  Denmark   661 2,827 6,901 15,519 17,102
  Europe (not specified)   3 11 80 230 30
  Finland           47
  France   2,421 3,130 2,675 2,327 1,905
  German States            
    Austria   2,709

See Austria

    Bavaria   3,150 4,869 4,556    
    Baden   2,701 4,353 3,863    
    Brunswick     149 255    
    Hamburg     276 308    
    Hanover     5,367 6,395    
    Hesse   2,017        
    Hessen     3,522 1,966    
    Lubeck     5 34    
    Mecklenburg     2,351 3,532    
    Nassau   210 185 263    
    Oldenburg     664 808    
    Prussia   7,797 26,475 32,801    
    Saxony     1,339 1,634    
    Weimar     59 11    
    Wurtemberg   1,581 3,426 2,887    
    Germany (not specified)   18,390 13,122 28,955 127,246 123,162
  Total Germany   38,555 66,162 88,268 127,246 123,162
  Gibraltar     1 13    
  Great Britain            
    England   11,522 16,660 22,519 26,205 21,027
    Ireland   28,072 40,124 44,061 37,353 28,321
    Scotland   2,895 5,248 6,885 7,701 6,425
    Wales   913 1,967 3,031 3,601 3,091
    Great Britain (not specified)   23 1,443 91 23  
  Total Great Britain   43,425 65,442 76,587 74,883 58,864
  Greece   1 1 4 1 18
  Greenland       3    
  Holland   2,615 4,513 4,743 7,941 9,388
  Hungary     134 244 213 453
  India     13 40 40 42
  Italy   26 54 122 399 1,198
  Japan     5 2 6 11
  Luxembourg     1,344 3,104 953 705
  Malta       40    
  Mexico   6 14 18 41 29
  Norway   5,688 17,556 21,586 27,078 25,634
  Portugal   3 3 22 7 2
  Poland   100 178 403 453 751
  Pacific Islands   10   7 20 21
  Roumania           84
  Russia   40 96 535 782 1,998
  Sandwich Islands     2 14 8 See Hawaii
  Sardinia   4        
  South America   10 29 40 26 27
  Spain   13 27 38 189 21
  Sweden   1,465 10,796 17,559 30,276 29,875
  Switzerland   2,519 3,937 4,587 4,310 4,342
  Turkey   2 5 26 12 93
  West Indies   60 76 79 with Cuba 60
  Other Foreign Countries   1 53   1 42
  At Sea     100 175 251 315
  Unspecified Foreign Country

20,969

         
             
Total Foreign Born

20,969

106,081 204,692 261,650 324,069 305,920
             
Unknown

314

         
             
Total Population

192,214

674,913 1,194,020 1,624,615 1,911,896 2,231,853
 

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