U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Skip Header

1840 Census: Statistics of the United States of America

This volume is not part of our digital collection.

Statistics of the United States of America, as collected and returned by the marshals of the several judicial districts, under the thirteenth section of the act for taking the Sixth Census; corrected at the Department of State. June 1, 1840. Published by authority of an act of Congress, under the direction of the Secretary of State.

Aggregate value and produce, and number of persons employed in mines, agriculture, commerce, manufactures, etc., exhibiting a full view of the pursuits, industry, and resources of the United States of America, including the District of Columbia, and the territories of Wiskonsan, Iowa, and Florida ... The extended table for each State presents data showing for each county and minor divisions within each county the detailed production of mines, agriculture, horticulture, commerce (selected branches, with capital invested and number of men employed), fisheries, products of the forest, and manufactures (showing for selected industries number of establishments, production, number of men employed and capital invested). Most State tables are 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.


Back to Header