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1850 Census: The Seventh Census of the United States

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The Seventh Census of the United States: 1850. Embracing a statistical view of each of the States and Territories, arranged by counties, towns, etc., under the following divisions . . . with an introduction, embracing the aggregate tables for the United States compared with every previous census since 1790—schedules and laws of Congress relating to the census in the same period—ratio tables of increase and decrease of cities and States, etc., by sex and ages, and color—table of population of every county, town, township, etc., in the United States, alphabetically arranged—together with some explanatory remarks, and an appendix embracing notes upon the tables of each of the States, etc.

Document Sections

View of each of the States and Territories, Arranged by Counties, Towns, etc.

1. Population by Counties—Classification of Ages and Color—Aggregates
2. Population by Subdivisions of Counties
3. Nativities of the Population
4. Births, Marriages, Deaths, Dwellings, and Families
5. Progress of the Population
6. Deaf and Dumb, Blind, Insane, and Idiotic
7. Colleges, Academies, Schools, etc.
8. Attending School During Year, as Returned by Families
9. Adults in the State Who Cannot Read and Write
10. Professions, Occupations, and Trades of the Male Population
11. Agriculture—Farms and Implements, Stock, Products, Home Manufactures, etc.
12. Newspapers and Periodicals
13. Libraries Other Than Private
14. Churches, Church Property, etc.

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.

Page Last Revised - December 16, 2021
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