Tomorrow is Census Day. Remember to return your census forms. If you are in a relationship, mark either married or unmarried partner to be counted as a same-sex couple.
To celebrate Census Day, here’s a history of the census figures in Dallas with a Dallas timeline to put the population numbers into some perspective.
Population of the city of Dallas
1841 Dallas founded by John Neely Bryan. (His log cabin is downtown). Population: 1
1849: Dallas Snag (later renamed Dallas Herald) begins publishing
1850 Population 163
1850: Town of Dallas selected county seat of Dallas County
1856: Dallas incorporated as a city
1860 Population 678
1867: First church built in Dallas (by Disciples of Christ)
1870 Population about 3,000
This number comes from several sources but I cannot find why an actual census was not taken in Dallas in 1870.
1872: Sanger Brothers opened first store
1880 Population 10,385
1885: Dallas Morning News begins publishing
1890 Population 38,067
Only time Dallas ranked as the most populous city in Texas
1892: Old Red completed
1894: Parkland Hospital opens on Maple Ave at Oak Lawn.