Year Pop (in millions) Area (sq. mi)
1790 3.93 891
1800 5.31 891
1810 7.24 1722 ~93% increase
1820 9.64 1792
1830 12.9 1792
1840 17.1 1792
1850 23.2 2991 ~67% increase
1860 31.4 3021
1870 39.8 3021 population growth slowing
.. (26.6% v.35.6%)
2000 281 3717
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