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U.S. Census - 1840

Online: 1840 Census (Census Bureau)
Census Questions: 1840 Census Questions

Sixth Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States
Location: Census 1840 - Q - HA 201 1840 C45 1990 PCL Stacks
Location: For other editions in our collections, search by title in Library Catalog
Geographic Levels: Nation, states, Territories, Counties, Ward, Town, Township, Parish, Precinct, Hundred or District
Data: Sex and Age of Free White Persons, Free Colored Persons, Slaves; Numbers of deaf, dumb, blind, insane white persons, colored persons; Numbers of persons employed in seven categories; Numbers of schools and educational attainment
Age ranges reported for Free White Persons by sex: under 5, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90-99, 100+
Age ranges reported for Free Colored Persons, and Slaves, both by sex: under 10, 10-23, 24-35, 36-54, 55-99, 100+
Deaf and dumb totals for White Persons, and Colored, reported by age ranges: under 14, 14-24, 25+
Blind totals for White Persons, and Colored
Insane totals at Private and Public charge for White Persons, and Colored
Employment - Persons employed in Mining; Agriculture; Commerce; Manufactures and trade; Navigation of the ocean; Navigation of canals, lakes and rivers; Learned professions and engineers; Military pensioners
Education - Totals for Universities/colleges, Number of students, Academies/grammar schools, Number of scholars, Primary/common schools, Number of scholars, Scholars at public charge, White persons over 20 who cannot read or write

Compendium of the Enumeration of the Inhabitants and Statistics of the United States
Online:Census Bureau PDF file
Print: -F- 317 UN3 1840CO Library Storage Facility
Geographic Levels: States, Territories, Counties
Data: Same as in v.1 above
Employment figures (pages 106-364) are reported by more occupations than are given in v. 1


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