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1830 Census: Abstract of the returns of the Fifth Census

Abstract of the returns of the Fifth Census, showing:

  • the number of free people,
  • the number of slaves,
  • the federal or representative number; and
  • the aggregate of each county of each State of the United States.

Prepared from the corrected returns of the Secretary of State to Congress, by the clerk of the House of Representatives.

This edition of the Abstract contains discrepancies in the results compared to those returned in the previous Abstract cited below and in the final report of the Fifth Census ..., as well as discrepancies between the totals in some of the State tables and totals in the final summary table for the United States.

Abstract of the Fifth Census of the United States, 1830

This volume is not part of our digital collection.

This edition is superceded by the volume cited above.

A statement exhibiting the whole number of persons (specifying slaves) within each State of the United States, by Counties, as ascertained at this Department from the corrected returns of the several Marshals and their Assistants--showing the basis of representation, the number of representatives in Congress, and the residual fraction pertaining to each State--also, an aggregate table of the population of the Union, by States and Territories--together with an epitome classing the whole number of persons under their respective ages. Department of State, July 10th, 1832.

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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