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U.S. Decennial Census: 1830

Decade by decade information about how to access and use U.S. Census reports.

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About the 1830 census

Highlights

 

  • 5th decennial census
  • US population: 12,866,020
  • First time sex and age of slaves included

Questions asked

  • Name of head of family
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Slaves
  • Deaf and dumb
  • Blind
  • Foreigners not naturalized

map of the united states in 1830

Map of coverage of the 1830 census.

For more information: Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790 - 1920 (GovPub Reference HA195 .T46 1987)

More Information from the Census Bureau

Population Schedules

Census population schedules (or "name schedules" or "manuscript census") are copies of the original questionnaires collected during each decennial census. They list the individual names and family information of the people enumerated. Unlike the statistics published soon after the census, the population schedules remain confidential for 72 years. 1930 is the most recent population schedule available. Below are links to print and on-line versions of the population schedules. The library also has selected population schedules available on microfilm.

Contact

Need help?  Call the Government Publications, Maps, Microforms & Newspapers help desk at (206) 543-4164 during desk hours.  You can also consult the Ask Us! reference service (24/7).

Guides and Documentation

Statistics: Original Printed Reports

"Fifth census, or, enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, 1830..." features population data by race, condition of servitude, State, county, and town for the 1830 census. Also includes data by sex and by age group. UW Government Publications holdings and online access options are listed below.

Statistics: Original Printed Reports II

"Abstract of the Returns of the Fifth Census" features tables with population data (race and sex) by state and county. UW Government Publications holdings and online access options are listed below.

Statistics: Census Compilations

Raw Data Files