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Local History Resources: Census Data / Demographic Information

Current Census Data

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Historical Census Data

The Village of Freeport conducted its own census in 1892, 1901, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920, and 1925.  A census was conducted by the Freeport Police Department for the years 1924, 1927, and 1931.  Below are the total population figures for the Village of Freeport.

1892 Freeport Census - 1,821

1901 Freeport Census - 3,000

1905 Freeport Census - 4,012

1910 Freeport Census - 4,836

1915 Freeport Census - 7,463

1920 Freeport Census - 8,599

1925 Freeport Census - 13,903

1924 Police Census - 14,315

1927 Police Census - 18,901

1931 Police Census - 19,475

1940 U.S. Census - 20,410

1950 U.S. Census - 24,290

1960 U.S. Census - 34,419

1970 U.S. Census - 40,374

1980 U.S.Census - 38,272

1990 U.S. Census - 39,894

2000 U.S. Census - 43,783

2010 U.S. Census - 42,860

Historical Census Data

The Freeport Historical Society has local census data for the years 1898 and 1912.  Click to access these records.

Citizens vs. Non-citizens in Freeport

1925 New York State Census

Village of Freeport

  • Citizens: 13,277
  • Non-citizens ("Aliens"): 626
  • Total:  13,903

 

Source:

The Long Island Almanac and Year Book, 1928. New York: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1928.

Cornell Program on Applied Demographics

PAD - Cornell Program on Applied Demographics

The Program on Applied Demographics (PAD) brings skills in demographics, economics, statistics, data gathering and data analysis together to provide a variety of organizations with data, information and advice. PAD works closely with the New York State Department of Labor, the U.S. Census Bureau and other organizations to assist them in their activities.

Long Island Census Data

Population of Long Island from 1703

(Please note: Nassau County was part of Queens County until 1899)

1703

New York County - 8,120

Suffolk County - 6,504

Queens County - 4,236

Kings County - 3,481

1723

New York County - 7,248

Queens County - 7,191

Suffolk County - 6,241

Kings County - 2,218

1731

New York County - 8,622

Queens County - 7,995

Suffolk County - 7,675

Kings County - 2,150

1737

New York County - 10,664

Queens County - 9,059

Suffolk County - 7,923

Kings County - 2,348

1746

New York County - 11,717

Queens County - 9,640

Suffolk County - 9,254

Kings County - 2,331

1749

New York County - 13,294

Suffolk County - 9,384

Queens County - 8,040

Kings County - 2,283

1756

New York County - 13,040

Queens County - 10,786

Suffolk County - 10,290

Kings County - 2,707

1771

New York County - 21,863

Suffolk County - 13,128

Queens County - 10,980

Kings County - 3,623

1786

New York County - 20,430

Suffolk County - 13,793

Queens County - 13,084

Kings County - 3,986

1790

New York County - 33, 131

Suffolk County - 16,440

Queens County - 16,014

Kings County - 4,495

1800

Suffolk County - 19,735

Queens County - 16,916

Kings County - 5,740

1810

Suffolk County - 21,113

Queens County - 19,336

Kings County - 8,303

1820

Suffolk County - 24,272

Queens County - 21,519

Kings County - 11,187

1830

Suffolk County - 26,780

Queens County - 22,460

Kings County - 20,535

1840

Kings County - 47,613

Suffolk County - 32,469

Queens County - 30,324

1850

Kings County - 138,882

Suffolk County - 36,922

Queens County - 36,883

1860

Kings County - 279-122

Queens County - 57,391

Suffolk County - 43,275

1870

Kings County - 419,921

Queens County - 73,603

Suffolk County - 46,926

1880

Kings County - 599,495

Queens County - 90,574

Suffolk County - 53,888

1890

Kings County - 838,547

Queens County - 128,059

Suffolk County - 62,491

1900

Kings County - 1,166,582

Queens County -152,999

Suffolk County -77,582

Nassau County - 55,448

1910

Kings County - 1,634,351

Queens County - 284,041

Suffolk County - 96,138

Nassau County - 83,930

1920

Kings County - 2,018,356

Queens County -469,042

Nassau County -126,120

Suffolk County -110,246

1930

Kings County - 2,560,401

Queens County - 1,079,129

Nassau County - 303,053

Suffolk County - 161,055

1940

Kings County - 2,698,285

Queens County - 1,297,634

Nassau County - 406,748

Suffolk County - 197,355

1950

Kings County - 2,738,175

Queens County - 1,550,849

Nassau County - 672,765

Suffolk County - 276,129

1960

Kings County - 2,627,319

Queens County - 1,809,578

Nassau County - 1,300,171

Suffolk County - 666,784

1970

Kings County - 2,602,012

Queens County - 1,986,473

Nassau County - 1,428,080

Suffolk County - 1,124,950

1980

Kings County - 2,230,936

Queens County - 1,891,325

Nassau County - 1,321,582

Suffolk County - 1,284,231

1990

Kings County - 2,300,664

Queens County - 1,951,598

Suffolk County - 1,321,864

Nassau County - 1,287,348

2000

Kings County - 2,504,700

Queens County - 2,229,379

Suffolk County - 1,419,369

Nassau County - 1,334,544

2010

Kings County - 2,465,326

Queens County - 2,230,722

Suffolk County - 1,493,350

Nassau County - 1,339,532

 

Sources:

American Fact Finder. Department of Commerce, U.S. Bureau of the Census.

Green, Evarts B. and Virginia D. Harrington. American Population Before the Federal Census of 1790. Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1966.

Population of States and Counties of the United States. Department of Commerce, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Division.

Freeport Demographic Infomation