WHAT WAS THE POPULATION OF BOSTON IN 1776?


In 1776, the next largest cities were New York City (25,000 people), Boston (15,000), Charleston (12,000), and Newport (11,000). All are rough estimates as the U.S. Census enumeration did not begin until the 1790. Today, in 2012, the U.S. population has blossomed to 311 million.

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