Population Census Items 1790–1940



Population Census Items 1790–1940


(Includes only those supplemental schedules still in existence; excludes questions asked on a sample basis only––the long-form questionnaire.)

1790
Name of family head; free white males of 16 years and up; free white males under 16; free white females; slaves; other free persons.

1800
Names of family head; if white, age and sex; race; slaves.

1810
Name of family head; if white, age and sex; race; slaves.

1820
Name of family head; age; sex; race; foreigners not naturalized; slaves; industry (agriculture, commerce, and manufactures).

1830
Name of family head; age; sex; race; foreigners not naturalized; slaves; industry.

1840
Name of family head; age; sex; race; slaves; number of deaf and dumb; number of blind; number
of insane and idiotic and whether in public or private charge; number of persons in each family
employed in each of six classes of industry and one of occupation; literacy; pensioners for Revolutionary or military service.

1850
Name; age; sex; race; whether deaf and dumb,blind, insane, or idiotic; value of real estate; occupation; birthplace; whether married within the year; school attendance; literacy; whether a pauper or convict. Supplemental schedules for slaves, and persons who died during the year.

1860
Name; age; sex; race; value of real estate; value of personal estate; occupation; birthplace; whether
married within the year; school attendance; literacy; whether deaf and dumb; blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict. Supplemental schedules for slaves, and persons who died during the year.

1870
Name; age; race; occupation; value of real estate; value of personal estate; birthplace; whether
parents were foreign born; month of birth if born within the year; month of marriage if married
within the year; school attendance; literacy; whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic;
male citizens 21 and over, and number of such persons denied the right to vote for other than
rebellion. Supplemental schedule for persons who died during the year.

1880
Address; name, relationship to family head; sex; race; age; marital status; month of birth if born
within the census year; occupation; months unemployed during the year; sickness or temporary
disability; whether blind, deaf and dumb, idiotic, insane, maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise
disabled; school attendance; literacy; birthplace of person and parents. Supplemental schedules for persons who died during the year.

1890
General schedules––destroyed. Supplemental schedules for Union veterans of the Civil War and their widows.

1900
Address; name; relationship to family head; sex; race; age; marital status; number of years married;
for women, number of children born and number now living; birthplace of person and parents; if foreign born, year of immigration and whether naturalized; occupation; months not employed; school attendance; literacy; ability to speak English; whether on a farm; home owned or rented and if owned, whether mortgaged.

1910
Address; name; relationship to family head; sex; race; age; marital status; number of years of present
marriage for women, number of children born and number now living; birthplace and mother
tongue of person and parents; if foreign born, year of immigration, whether naturalized, and whether able to speak English, or if not, language spoken; occupation, industry, and class of worker; if an employee, whether out of work during year; literacy; school attendance; home owned or rented; if owned, whether mortgaged; whether farm or house; whether a survivor of Union or Confederate Army or Navy; whether blind or deaf and dumb.

1920
Address; name; relationship to family head; sex; race; age; marital status; if foreign born, year of
immigration to the U.S., whether naturalized, and year of naturalization; school attendance; literacy;
birthplace of person and parents; mother tongue of foreign born; ability to speak English; occupation,
industry, and class of worker; home owned or rented; if owned, whether free or mortgaged.

1930
Address; name; relationship to family head; home owned or rented; value or monthly rental; radio
set; whether on a farm; sex; race; age; marital status; age at first marriage; school attendance; literacy; birthplace of person and parents; if foreign-born language spoken in home before coming to U.S., year of immigration, whether naturalized, and ability to speak English; occupation, industry, and class of worker; whether at work previous day (or last regular working day); veteran status; for Indians, whether of full or mixed blood, and tribal affiliation.

1940
Address; home owned or rented; value or monthly rental; whether on a farm; name; relationship to
household head; sex; race; age; marital status; school attendance; educational attainment; birthplace; citizenship of foreign born; location of residence 5 years ago and whether on a farm; employment status; if at work, whether in private or nonemergency government work, or in public emergency work (WPA, CCC, NYA, etc.); if in private work, hours worked in week; if seeking work or on public emergency work, duration of unemployment; occupation, industry, and class of worker; weeks worked last year, income last year.

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