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Index of Questions

1840

Each head of family was asked:

  • The number of free White males and females, respectively:
    • under 5 years
    • 5 to 10 years
    • 10 to 15 years
    • 15 to 20 years
    • 20 to 30 years
    • 30 to 40 years
    • 40 to 50 years
    • 50 to 60 years
    • 60 to 70 years
    • 70 to 80 years
    • 80 to 90 years
    • 90 to 100 years
    • 100 years and upward
  • The number of slaves and free colored persons of each sex, respectively:
    • under 10 years
    • 10 to 24 years
    • 24 to 36 years
    • 36 to 55 years
    • 55 to 100 years
    • 100 years and upward
  • The number of persons in each family employed in mining; agriculture; commerce; manufacture and trade; navigation of the ocean; navigation of canals, lakes and rivers; and learned professional engineers.
  • Name and age of pensioners for Revolutionary or military service.
  • The number of White persons who were deaf and dumb:
    • under 14 years
    • 14 and under 25 years
    • 25 years and upward
  • The number of White persons who were were blind.
  • The number of White persons who were insane and idiots (at public and private charge).
  • The number of Colored persons who were deaf, dumb and blind.
  • The number of Colored persons who were insane and idiots (at public and private charge).
  • Number of colleges or universities, primary schools, and grammar schools.
    • Number of students or scholars associated with each institution.
    • Number of scholars at public charge.
  • Number of White persons age 20 years and older who could not read and write.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: April 06, 2018