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Progress Amidst Prejudice:
Portraits of African Americans in Missouri, 1880-1920

Census Worksheet

Missouri's African American Population Shifts, 1880-1920

Directions: Find the census data for each community and identify any trends in the population change. Go to http://factfinder.census.gov to find fact sheets on each community.

Town Census
Year
African
American
Total
Population
% African
American
Moberly 1880 569 6108 9.3%
Moberly 1900 850 8012 10.6%
Moberly 1920 835 12,821 6.5%
Moberly 2000                                 
 
Hannibal 1880 1833 11,065 16.5%
Hannibal 1900 1843 12,716 14.5%
Hannibal 1920 1700 19,235 8.8%
Hannibal 2000                                 
 
Louisiana 1880 943 4325 21.8%
Louisiana 1900 1071 5130 20.8%
Louisiana 1920 552 8502 6.5%
Louisiana 2000                                 
 
St. Charles 1880 851 8417 10.1%
St. Charles 1900 775 10,541 7.4%
St. Charles 1920 552 8502 6.5%
St. Charles 2000                                 
 
Macon 1880 912 3046 29.9%
Macon 1900 740 4078 18.1%
Macon 1920 509 3499 14.5%
Macon 2000                                 
 
St. Joseph 1880 3206 32,577 9.8%
St. Joseph 1900 5847 102,841 5.7%
St. Joseph 1920 4288 78,207 5.5%
St. Joseph 2000                                 
 
Jefferson City 1880 1012 5271 19.2%
Jefferson City 1900 1953 11,808 16.5%
Jefferson City 1920 2039 16,515 12.3%
Jefferson City 2000                                 
 
Washington 1880 1128 34,930 3.2%
Washington 1900 1141 44,678 2.6%
Washington 1920 468 40,080 1.2%
Washington 2000                                 
 
Mexico 1880 788 3837 20.5%
Mexico 1900 939 5099 18.4%
Mexico 1920 889 6013 14.8%
Mexico 2000                                 
 
Kansas City 1880 8124 55,888 14.5%
Kansas City 1900 16,806 163,704 10.3%
Kansas City 1920 30,795 324,599 9.5%
Kansas City 2000                                 
 
St. Louis City 1880 40,798 672,530 6.1%
St. Louis City 1900 35,289 575,382 6.1%
St. Louis City 1920 69,252 773,189 9%
St. Louis City 2000                                 
 
Missouri 1880 143,350 2,168,380 6.7%
Missouri 1900 161,822 3,106,665 5.2%
Missouri 1920 178,241 3,404,055 5.2%
Missouri 2000                                 


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