The vital statistics of the United States, embracing the tables of deaths, births, sex, and age, to which are added the statistics of the blind, the deaf and dumb, the insane, and the idiotic.
Compiled from the original returns of the ninth census (June 1, 1870), under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, by Francis A. Walker, Superintendent of Census.
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.
Decennial Census of Population and Housing Publications
Publications, briefs and reports from Census Bureau experts about the Decennial Census of Population and Housing.