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A dataset of cities mentioned in the U.S. Census and other data sources. In general, cities are included once they reach a population of 2,500. Data is recorded every ten years. See the dataset's GitHub page for details on how the data was gathered.




An object of class tbl_df (inherits from tbl, data.frame) with 62224 rows and 17 columns.


Erik Steiner and Jason Heppler, "United States Historical City Populations, 1790-2010," Spatial History Project, Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford University,