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By the numbers: growing together

Yale's population—and the nation's—in the last 15 census years.

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In March, households in the United States will begin receiving their 2020 Census forms. That made us wonder how Yale’s growth over the last 150 years compares with the nation’s. Yale’s enrollment—including undergraduate and graduate/professional students—has increased by 1,683 percent since 1870; the population of the US has increased by 751 percent.

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