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Map of coverage of the 1840 census.
For more information: Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790 - 1920 (GovPub Reference HA195 .T46 1987)
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.
An excerpt from a Georgia population schedule from the 1840 census. The 1840 census was the first census to collect data on education attainment in the United States.
Census statistical reports feature population data by race, condition of servitude, State, county, and town for the 1840 census. They also include data by sex and by age group. UW Government Publications holdings and online access options are listed below.