United States Census 1840

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== Content  ==
  
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1840 Census was taken beginning&nbsp;1&nbsp;June&nbsp;1820, for&nbsp;eighteen months. The following information was recorded by the census taker:
  
1 Jun 1840 (18 months)
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free white males under 5<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free&nbsp;Males 5-10<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Free&nbsp;Males 10-15<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free&nbsp;Males 15-20<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free&nbsp;Males 20-30<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free&nbsp;Males 30-40<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free&nbsp;Males 40-50<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free&nbsp;Males 50-60<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free&nbsp;Males 60-70<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free&nbsp;Males 70-80<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free&nbsp;Males 80-90<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free&nbsp;Males 90-100<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free&nbsp;Males over 100<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free&nbsp;Females same as males<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Slaves/free colored persons in age categories<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Deaf, dumb, blind &amp; aliens<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Age of Rev. War pensioners<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Mining; agriculture; commerce; manufacturing &amp; trade; navigation of the ocean; navigation of canals, lakes &amp;&nbsp; rivers; learned professions and<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1216390435970_416"></span><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1216390435970_288"></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;engineers; ;number in school; number in family over 21 who could not read &amp; write; number insane<br>
  
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== Value  ==
  
== Value ==
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== Unique Features and Problems  ==
  
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1.&nbsp; Asked the age of Revolutionary war pensioners
  
== Unique Features and Problems ==
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2.&nbsp; Expanded occupational options
  
*Asked the age of Revolutionary war pensioners
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3.&nbsp; Lists the number of those in school  
*Expanded occupational options
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*Lists the number of those in school  
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*Lists the number of those over 21 who can read and write
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*Lists those who are insane<br>
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== Problems  ==
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4.&nbsp; Lists the number of those over 21 who can read and write
  
*Same as previous years
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5.&nbsp; Lists those who are insane - institution/guardianship records<br>
  
== States Covered and Missing ==
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== States Covered and Missing ==
  
 
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== Territories  ==
 
== Territories  ==
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Information in the United States Population Census, 17909-2000:<br>[http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf]
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== Biographic Citations  ==
 
== Biographic Citations  ==
  
 
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Revision as of 14:52, 18 July 2008

Additional information may be found on the United States Census Portal page.


Contents

Content

1840 Census was taken beginning 1 June 1820, for eighteen months. The following information was recorded by the census taker:

                         Free white males under 5
                        Free Males 5-10
                        Free Males 10-15
                        Free Males 15-20
                        Free Males 20-30
                        Free Males 30-40
                        Free Males 40-50
                        Free Males 50-60
                        Free Males 60-70
                        Free Males 70-80
                        Free Males 80-90
                        Free Males 90-100
                        Free Males over 100
                        Free Females same as males
                        Slaves/free colored persons in age categories
                        Deaf, dumb, blind & aliens
                        Age of Rev. War pensioners
                        Mining; agriculture; commerce; manufacturing & trade; navigation of the ocean; navigation of canals, lakes &  rivers; learned professions and
                                     engineers; ;number in school; number in family over 21 who could not read & write; number insane


Value

 

Unique Features and Problems

1.  Asked the age of Revolutionary war pensioners

2.  Expanded occupational options

3.  Lists the number of those in school

4.  Lists the number of those over 21 who can read and write

5.  Lists those who are insane - institution/guardianship records

 

States Covered and Missing

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Illinois 
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Vermont

There are no states missing.

Territories

  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Oregon (also a part of Britain)
  • Wisconsin

Web Sites

https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Portal:United_States_Census


Information in the United States Population Census, 17909-2000:
http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf



Biographic Citations