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United States  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  U.S. Census

This article is about censuses of the United States. For other uses, see Census (disambiguation).


For details about federal censuses see United States Federal Census United States flag.png.

See also Beginning Census Research and Record Keeping and Exploring Census Records in the FamilySearch Learning Center.


U.S. Census Topics
Non-Population Federal Schedules
U.S. Census Types
Substitute Records
Other records that show where people lived are:
 

Key U.S. Census Internet Links

Value of Censuses

A census is a count and description of the population of a country, state, county, or city. Census lists are also called “schedules." In the United States a nationwide census has been taken every ten years since 1790. A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to:

Contents of Federal Censuses

Historical Census Browser 1790-1960 (University of Virginia Library)

Federal Census Years















after 1940
1910
1870
1840
1810
1940
1900
1860
1830
1800
1930
1890
1850
1820
1790
1920
1880
     
Blank forms for each U.S. census year

Finding Census Records

Census Records by State

Censuses in U.S. Territories

Key Reference Sources

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:

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