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1950 Census

Of the 150 million Americans, 64% live in urban areas, although 34% of those urban dwellers live in towns with less than 100,000 people.

53.5% of the population over 10 years of age works - 11.6% of those in farming.

28.9% of women over the age of 10 work, which represents 27.5% of the workforce.

Distribution of U.S. Population by Race
1950 Census
White African American Other
134,942,028 15,042,286 713,047

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