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Department Personnel, 1781-2010

Domestic personnel includes both Civil Service and Foreign Service. Overseas personnel includes Foreign Service only.

Year Domestic Overseas Total
1781 4 10 14
1790 8 20 28
1800 10 62 72
1810 9 56 65
1820 16 96 111
1830 23 153 176
1840 38 170 208
1850 22 218 240
1860 42 281 323
1870 65 804 869
1880 80 977 1,067
1890 76 1,105 1,181
1900 91 1,137 1,228
1910 234 1,043 1,277
1920 708 514 1,222
1930 714 633 1,347
1940 1,128 840 1,968
1950 8,609 7,710 16,319
1960 7,116 6,178 13,294
1970 6,983 5,865 12,848
1980 8,433 5,861 13,962
1990 10,063 6,783 16,846
2000 11,530 7,374 18,904
2010 16,565 10,581 27,146