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About the Author

Campbell Gibson

Background

Campbell Gibson retired from the U.S. Census Bureau in 2006 after a 35-year career, most recently as Senior Demographer in Population Division.  In addition to earlier positions in the Fertility Statistics Branch and in the Population Projections Branch, where he served as Chief, he served as Demographic Statistics Advisor to the Saudi-American Joint Economic Commission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1978-1981 and 1993-1995.  His publications include numerous Census Bureau reports and journal articles, including several publications on historical demographic trends and reference works on historical demographic statistics for the United States.  In addition, he designed the statistical content of several publications from the 1990 and 2000 censuses and several 2000 census data sets on the Census Bureau’s Internet site.   Dr. Gibson received a bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in demography from the University of California at Berkeley.

Publications

“Fertility Indicators: 1970,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-23, No. 36, April 1971.

Demographic History of New Zealand, Ph.D. dissertation, University of California (Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms), 1972.

“Projections of the Population of the United States, by Age and Sex: 1972 to 2020,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-25, No. 493, December 1972. (Coauthor: Signe Wetrogan)

“Urbanization in New Zealand: A Comparative Analysis,” Demography, Vol. 10, No. 1 (February 1973), pp. 71-84.

“Birth Expectations and Fertility: June 1972,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-20, No. 248, April 1973.

“The Contribution of Immigration to United States Population Growth: 1790-1970,” International Migration Review, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Summer 1975), pp. 157-177.

“Projections of the Population of the United States: 1975 to 2050,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-25, No. 601, October 1975.  (Coauthor: Signe Wetrogan)

“Illustrative Projections of First Births for the United States: 1975 to 2000,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-25, No. 613, November 1975.

“Population,” Chapter A in Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1975. (Major contributor)

“The U.S. Fertility Decline, 1961-1975: The Contribution of Changes in Marital Status and Martial Fertility,” Family Planning Perspectives, Vol. 8, No. 5 (September/October 1976), pp. 249-252.

“The Elusive Rise in the American Birthrate,” Science, Vol. 196, No. 4289 (April 29, 1977), pp. 500-503.

“Projections of the Population of the United States: 1977 to 2050,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-25, No. 74, July 1977.

Population Growth in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, confidential report prepared for the Central Department of Statistics, Ministry of Finance and National Economy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,  1979.

The Demography of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, confidential report prepared for the Central Department of Statistics, Ministry of Finance and National Economy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 1981.

“Population Profile of the United States: 1981,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-20, No. 374, September 1982.  (Coordinator and coauthor)

“Population Profile of the United States: 1982,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-23, No. 130, December 1983.  (Coordinator and coauthor)

“Estimates of Households for States: 1981 to 1984,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-25, No. 974, August 1985.

“Careers in Population,” pamphlet published by the Population Association of America, Washington D.C., 1986. (Coauthor: Abbott Ferriss)

“State Population and Household Estimates to 1985, with Age and Components of Change,”  U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-25, No. 998, December 1986. (Coauthor: Edwin Byerly)

“State Population and Household Estimates, with Age, Sex, and Components of Change: 1981-86,” U.S. Bureau of the Census,Current Population Reports, Series P-25, No. 1010, September 1987. (Coauthor: Edwin Byerly)

“The Population in Large Urban Concentrations in the United States, 1790-1980: A Delineation Using Highly Urbanized Counties,”Demography, Vol. 24, No. 4 (November 1987), pp. 601-614.

“Estimates of Households for Counties:  July 1, 1985,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-23, No. 156, April 1988.

“State Population and Household Estimates, with Age, Sex, and Components of Change: 1981-87,” U.S. Bureau of the Census,Current Population Reports, Series P-25, No. 1024, May 1988. (Coauthor: Edwin Byerly)

“Population Profile of the United States: 1989,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-23, No. 159, April 1989. (Coordinator and coauthor)

“State Population and Household Estimates, with Age, Sex and Components of Change: 1981-88,” U.S. Bureau of the Census,Current Population Reports, Series P-25, No. 1044, August 1989. (Coauthor: Edwin Byerly)

“How We’re Changing: Demographic State of the Nation: 1989,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-23, No. 164, January 1990.

“The Social Characteristics of the Immigrant Populations in 1980-1981,” Chapter 5 in “Migration Between the United States and Canada,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-23, No. 161, February 1990.

“State Population and Household Estimates: July 1, 1989,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-25, No. 1058, March 1990. (Coauthor: Edwin Byerly)

“How We’re Changing: Demographic State of the Nation: 1990,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-23, No. 170, December 1990.

“Population Trends and Congressional Apportionment,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1990 Census Profile, Number 1, March 1991.

“Emerging Data Needs for the 21st Century,” Government Publications Review, Vol. 18 (1991), pp. 275-284. (Coauthor: Paula J. Schneider)

“Race and Hispanic Origin,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1990 Census Profile, Number 2, June 1991.

“Population Profile of the United States: 1991,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-23, No. 173, July 1991. (Coordinator and coauthor)

“How We’re Changing: Demographic State of the Nation: 1992,” U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-23, No. 177, February 1992.

“The Contribution of Immigration to the Growth and Ethnic Diversity of the American Population,” invited paper, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 136, No. 2 (1992), pp. 1-19.

General Population Characteristics, U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1990 Census of Population,  CP-1 report series for the United States, states, metropolitan areas, and urbanized areas, 1992. (Planned the statistical content)

Social and Economic Characteristics, U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1990 Census of Population, CP-2 report series for the United States, states, metropolitan areas, and urbanized areas, 1993. (Planned the statistical content)

“The Four Baby Booms,” American Demographics, Vol. 15, No.11, (November 1993), pp. 36-40.  Adapted by American Demographics from my unpublished paper “The Myth of the Homogeneous Baby Boom,” October 1993.

“Population Distribution and Urbanization in Saudi Arabia,” confidential paper prepared for the Central Department of Statistics, Ministry of Finance and National Economy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, June 1995.

“Results of the 1996 Race and Ethnic Targeted Test,” Population Division Working Paper No. 18, U.S. Bureau of the Census, May 1997 (One of several coauthors.)

“Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990,” Population Division Working Paper No. 27, U.S. Bureau of the Census, June 1998.

“Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 1850 to 1990,” Population Division Working Paper No. 29, U.S. Bureau of the Census, February 1999.  (Coauthor: Emily Lennon)

“Profile of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 1997,” U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, Series P-23, No. 195, August 1999.  (Coauthor: Dianne Schmidley)

“Demographic Profile,” “Geographic Comparison Tables,” and “Quick Tables,” Census 2000 statistical table series for the United States, states, counties, places, and other geographic areas down to the census tract level in American FactFinder (Internet), U.S. Census Bureau, 2001-2003.

Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, PHC-1 report series for the United States and states, 2002.  (Planned the statistical content)

“Historical Census Statistics on Population Totals by Race, 1790 to 1990, and by Hispanic Origin, 1970 to 1990, for the United States, Regions, Divisions, and States,” Population Division Working Paper No. 56, U.S. Census Bureau, September 2002. (Coauthor: Kay Jung)

Summary Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics, U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, PHC-2 report series for the United States and states, 2003. (Planned the statistical content)

“Historical Census Statistics on Population Totals by Race, 1790 to 1990, and by Hispanic Origin, 1970 to 1990, for Large Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States,” Population Division Working Paper No. 76, U.S. Census Bureau, June 2005. (Coauthor: Kay Jung)

“Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 1850 to 2000,” Population Division Working Paper No. 81, U.S. Bureau of the Census, February 2006. (Coauthor: Kay Jung)

“Piedmont Then and Now: Characteristics of the City’s Population, 1910 and 2000,” Piedmont Historical Society (California), October 15, 2006.  (Coauthor: Martha Jones)

“Population Totals by Township and Place for California Counties: 1860 to 1950,” California State Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit, 2007.  Available at www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/CensusSurveys/Township_and_Place


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