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Q: US History ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: US History
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: martine3-ga
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Posted: 11 Jul 2003 15:05 PDT
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Question ID: 227969
By what percentage did the U.S. population increase when it annexed
(a) Texas, (b) California, and (c) Florida?
Subject: Re: US History
Answered By: hlabadie-ga on 14 Jul 2003 07:12 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
In each case, the population of the USA increased by less than 1 per
cent with the addition of those states, based upon the nearest
decennial census figures for the respective years of


The Republic of Texas was admitted as the state of Texas on December
29, 1845.

Narrative History of Texas Annexation - Texas State Library

Ratification of Texas Annexation, 1845 - Texas State Library

U.S. and Texas Populations, 1850-2002 - Texas State Library

Joint Resolution for the admission of the state of Texas into the
Union - Texas State Library

Population - US Census

      Texas   USA

1850  212592  23191876

212592/23191876 = .00917 or .9%


California annexed 1846.

California Reader - Annexation

California Statehood 1850.

Slavery and the Admission of California into the Union

1850 AND 1860


1850  92,597

92,597/23191876 = .003992 or .4%


Florida acquired 1819. Territory 1822. Statehood 1845.

Highlights of Florida

Census Records 1790-1930|Online Indexes|Census Clues

1820 Census (22 States and Territories)
     7 August 1820

USA Total Population: 9,638,453

1820 (Aug. 7) .........9,638,453

First Florida census 1830

Historical Census Statistics on Population Totals By Race, 1790 to
1990, and
By Hispanic Origin, 1970 to 1990, For The United States, Regions,
and States

Table 24. Florida - Race and Hispanic Origin: 1830 to 1990

1830  34730

Assuming 30000 for 1820 (probably too high), the calculation would be
30000/9638453 = .00311 or .3%

If one assumes a lower population figure, then the percentage falls
below .3%. For instance, assuming a figure of 25000, the fraction
would fall to .00259, .259 %.



martine3-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Nice and to the point with good back-up.

Subject: Re: US History
From: hlabadie-ga on 14 Jul 2003 14:48 PDT
Thanks for the rating and the generous tip.


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