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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE CENSUS RECORDS

1790-1840 Census Records contain lists of names of heads of household
1850-1920 Census Records lists name of every person in a household. (1890 Census was destroyed in a fire)
1880-1930 Census Records show the relationship of each family member to the head of household

1800
  • Name of family head
  • Number of free white males and females in age groups 0-10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45 and older
  • Number of other free persons except untaxed Indians
  • Number of slaves
  • Town or district and county of residence
1810
  • Name of family head
  • Number of free white males and females in age groups 0-10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45 and older
  • Number of other free persons except untaxed Indians
  • Number of slaves
  • Town or district and county of residence
1820
  • Name of family head
  • Number of free white males and females in age groups 0-10, 10-16, 16-18, 18-26, 26-45, 45 and older
  • Number of other free persons except untaxed Indians
  • Number of slaves
  • Town or district and county of residence
  • Number of free white males 16-18
  • Number of persons not naturalized
  • Number engaged in agriculture, commercial or manufacture
  • Number of colored persons (sometimes in age groups)
  • Number of other person not Indians
1830
  • Name of  head of household
  • Number of free white males and females in age groups 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80, 80-90, 90-100, over 100
  • Number of slaves and free colored persons in age groups
  • Categories for deaf, dumb, blind persons and aliens
  • Town or district and county of residence
1840
  • Name of  head of household
  • Number of free white males and females in age groups 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80, 80-90, 90-100, over 100
  • Number of slaves and free colored persons in age groups
  • Categories for deaf, dumb, blind persons and aliens
  • Town or district and county of residence
  • Age of war pensioners
  • Number engaged in mining, agriculture, commerce, manufacturing and trade, seafaring, inland waterways, learned professions and engineers
  • Number in school
  • Number in family over 21 unable to read and write
  • Number of insane
1850
  • Name
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Color
  • Place of birth 
  • If person had attended school, if married within the last year,  if over 21 were the able to read and write,
  • If deaf-mute, blind, insane or idiotic, whether a fugitive from the state
  • Real estate value
  • Occupation of males over 15
  • A separate slave schedule asked the name of each slave owner, number of slaves owned, number of persons released from slavery.
1860
  • Name
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Color
  • Occupation of person aged over 15
  • Value of real estate, value of personal estate,
  • Place of birth
  • Whether married during the year
  • If deaf-mute, blind, insane, idiot, pauper or convict.
    1870
  • Dwelling house and families numbered in order of visitation,
  • Name of every person in abode on 1st June 1870
  • Age at last birthday
  • Sex
  • Color
  • Occupation of person
  • Value of real estate, value of personal estate,
  • Place of birth
  • Father or Mother foreign born
  • The month if married during the year
  • School attendees
  • If able to read and write 
  • If deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiot
  • Male citizen of the USA whose right to vote was denied him 
1880
  • Name of every person
  • Age and month of birth if born within the year
  • Sex
  • Color
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Marital status
  • If married within the year
  • Occupation of person or months unemployed
  • Place of birth
  • Father or Mother's place of birth
  • The month if married during the year
  • School attendees
  • If over 10 years old able to read and write
  • If sick on day of  census the reason 
  • If deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiot, disabled 
1890
  • Destroyed by fire; Schedules available for Union veterans and widows of Union veterans
1900
  • Name of every person in household
  • Address
  • Age last birthday and month and year of birth
  • Sex
  • Color or race
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Marital status
  • Number of years married, number of children born of the mother, number of children living
  • Occupation of person or months unemployed
  • Place of birth, if foreign born the year of immigration and the number of years in the USA, the citizenship status of foreign born persons aged over 21 years.
  • Father or Mother's place of birth
  • If able to read, write and speak English
  • If home was owned or rented, a farm or mortgaged
1910
  • Name of every person in household
  • Address
  • Age last birthday
  • Sex
  • Color or race
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Marital status
  • Number of years married, number of children born of the mother who are living
  • Occupation, type of industry and whether employer, employee or self employed, no of weeks unemployed during 1909
  • Place of birth, if foreign born the year of immigration and the number of years in the USA, the citizenship status of foreign born persons aged over 21 years.
  • If attended school since 1st September 1909
  • Language spoken
  • Father or Mother's place of birth and tongue if foreign
  • If able to read, write and speak English
  • If home was house or a farm
  • If Union or Confederate veteran
  • If blind, deaf or dumb
1920
  • Name of every person in household
  • Address
  • Age last birthday
  • Sex
  • Color or race
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Marital status
  • Occupation, type of industry and whether employer, employee or self employed
  • Place of birth, if foreign born the year of immigration and year of naturalization.
  • If attended school since 1st September 1919
  • Language spoken
  • Father or Mother's place of birth and their tongue
  • If able to read, write and speak English
  • If home was owned,  rented, free of mortgage
  • If Union or Confederate veteran
  • If blind, deaf or dumb
1930
  • Name of every person in household
  • Address
  • Age last birthday
  • Sex
  • Color or race
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Marital status
  • Number of years married, number of children born of the mother who are living
  • Occupation, type of industry and whether employer, employee or self employed, no of weeks unemployed during 1909
  • Place of birth, if foreign born, mother tongue
  • If attended school since 1st September 1929
  • Language spoken
  • Father or Mother's place of birth
  • If able to read and write
  • If home was a house or farm, was rented or if owned the value of home, if the home contained a radio
  • If blind, deaf or dumb


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