There were multiple questionnaires used for the 1860 census, including a separate slave questionnaire (which collected the same information as in 1850). Listed by column, the free inhabitant questionnaire collected the following information:
Number of dwelling home in order of visitation by the enumerator
Number of family in order of visitation by the enumerator
Enumerators could mark "W" for Whites, "B" for Blacks, or "M" for Mulattos.
Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each person, male and female, over 15 years of age
Value of person's real estate
Value of person's personal estate
Place of birth
Enumerator could list the state, territory, or country of the person's birth
Was the person was married within the last year?
Did the person attend school within the last year?
If the person was over 20 years of age, could he not read or write?
Was the person deaf and dumb, blind, idiotic, pauper, or convict?