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1790 Federal Census

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Census Information Collected:

  • Name of head of household
  • Address
  • Number of Free white males of 16 years and up, including head of family
  • Number of Free white males under 16
  • Number of Free white females, including head of family
  • Number of all other free persons
  • Number of Slaves

US Population:  3.2 million free, 0.7 million slave

Available Microfilm:

  • National Archives and Records Adminstration catalog number - 1790. M637 Rolls 1-12.
  • To obtain the specific catalog number for the roll for the state and county you want, see the NARA Microfilm list.
  • For information about microfilm rental see NARA Microfilm Rental Information

Facts:

  • Much of the 1790 Census was destroyed by the British during the War of 1812, but a few parts remain.
  • The Federal Census was manded by law in 1790 by the US Constitutuion that specifies that there shall be "an enumeration of inhabitants"
  • Much of the 1790 Census was destroyed by the British during the War of 1812. Some states were totally destroyed, others only partially.

States Enumerated: Connecticut, Delaware (burned), Georgia (burned), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (burned), Vermont, Virginia (burned).

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