1880 Census

The 1880 census listed 12,361 residents in Tombstone.  This number is misleading though because they only counted white, registered, male voters over the age of 21 who were property owners.  They did not include women, children, Chinese immigrants or the many transient cowboys and miners that all called Tombstone home.  It is estimated that the actual population in Tombstone back in 1880 was closer to 200,000!  To put this in perspective, there were 3,541 registered prostitutes documented in Tombstone during this time period...according to the results of the 1880 census that would mean that one out of every 3.7 people was a hooker!

 

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