The population of California has grown dramatically since the first census taken in California in 1850, the year California became a state. Here are some historical California population numbers: 1850: 92,597. 1860: 379,994, a 410 percent increase over 1850.What is the 1860 census?
The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States starting June 1, 1860, and lasting five months. It determined the population of the United States to be 31,443,321, an increase of 35.4 percent over the 23,191,875 persons enumerated during the 1850 Census.Where can I view census records?
You can search census records for free by looking through microfilm at the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., or any of their regional facilities. These are located in Anchorage, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Kansas City, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Riverside, California.