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1860 Federal Census

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Census Information Collected:

  • Dwelling number
  • Family Number
  • Name of each occupant in household
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Color
  • Occupation
  • Value of Real Estate
  • Value of personal property
  • Place of Birth
  • Married within the year
  • Attended school within the year
  • Cannot read or write
  • Enumeration date
  • Whether a pauper or convict

US Population:  31.5 million free, 4.0 million slave

Available Microfilm:

  • National Archives and Records Adminstration catalog number - 1860. M653  Rolls 1-1438.
  • 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


  • Census Day: June 1, 1860. 

States Enumerated: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Dakota Territory, District of Colombia, Florida Territory, Georgia, Illinois, Indianna, Iowa, Kansas Territory, Kentucky, Lousianna, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Misouri, Nebraska Territory, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico Territory, Ohio, Oregon Territory, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah Territory, Vermont, Virginia, Washington Territory, Wisconsin.

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