Census Facts, 1790-1860


Facts Contained in Population Schedules:
U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1860

based on a fact sheet provided by the Bentley Historical Library
(The federal census is available for Michigan beginning in 1820.)

 Name and Address 1790-1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
 Name of head of household
 Name of individual
 Age or age range
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 Family Origins 1790-1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
 Birthplace
 Sex, color
 Whether married within the year
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 Education & Health 1790-1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
 Whether able to read and write
 Whether attended school within the year
 Whether deaf, dumb, blind, or insane
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 Welfare & Occupation 1790-1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
 Occupation/Industry
 Value of personal estate
 Value of real estate
 Whether a pauper
 Whether a convict
 Pensioner for Revolutionary or military service
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 Residency and Citizenship 1790-1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
 Naturalized or not; papers taken out
 Slave or free
 White males by age group
 White females by age group
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