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Item of the Day: The American Kalendar (1796)

Full Title: The American Kalendar; or, United States Register, for New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. For the Year 1796. London: Printed for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly, 1796.


A VIEW of the Population of the United States of AMERICA.

In the year 1783, the number of inhabitants in the United States was computed at — 2,389,300

In the year 1791 it was according to the census taken — 4,131,616

The population therefore has increased, during eight years, — 1,742,316

And, according to this calculation, it has augmented from 1791 to 1794 — 653,367

The number of inhabitants in the United States was, therefore, in 1794 — 4,784,983

From this calculation, it appears that, in the natural course of things, the population of this country will be (if not checked by unforeseen events), in the year:

1800 — 6,091,717

in 1818 — 8,269,607

in 1820 — 10,447,497

in 1850 — 16,981,167

in 1900 — 27,879,617



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