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1830 Census: Fifth Census; or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States

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Fifth Census; or, enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, 1830. To which is prefixed, a schedule of the whole number of persons within the several districts of the United States, taken according to the acts of 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820. Published by authority of an act of Congress.

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Fifth Census; or, enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, as corrected at the Depatment of State. 1830. Published by authority of an act of Congress, under the direction of the Secretary of State.

The edition of the Fifth Census ... corrected at the Department of State under the supervision of the Secretary of State was published the same year as the first print of the census results upon direction of Congress. The two editions, of which the corrected one contains the statistics ultimately used as a basis for Congressional reapportionment, were bound in one volume and preceded by a summary of the results of the enumerations of 1790-1820 inclusive. The first or uncorrected edition of 1830 census results also contains copies of the circulars sent to the marshals by the Secretary of State concerning their duties under the census act, and of the instructions and forms to be used in the enumeration. The results of the enumeration present data for each State and Territory by minor civil divisions showing number of free white persons, slaves, and free colored persons by sex and age, as well as the number of white persons and slaves and colored who were deaf and dumb, and blind, and the number of white aliens by age. Each State table is followed by a general recapitulation and the last table summarizes the data for the United States as a whole.

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

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