United States Census 1790

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== 1790 Census Dates   ==
 
== 1790 Census Dates   ==
  
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== Unique Features  ==
 
== Unique Features  ==
  
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== Content ==
  
 
== Problems  ==
 
== Problems  ==
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*Since the census went until 1792, some children may have been counted that were not actually born by August 1790  
 
*Since the census went until 1792, some children may have been counted that were not actually born by August 1790  
 
*Only number of slaves accounted for, not ages.  
 
*Only number of slaves accounted for, not ages.  
*Indians that were not taxed were not included.
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== States Covered  ==
 
== States Covered  ==
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*Rhode Island  
 
*Rhode Island  
 
*South Carolina  
 
*South Carolina  
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== States Missing  ==
 
== States Missing  ==
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*New Jersey  
 
*New Jersey  
 
*Tennessee (Southwest Territory)  
 
*Tennessee (Southwest Territory)  
*Virginia
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Revision as of 21:41, 16 July 2008

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

Contents

1790 Census Dates 

2 August 1790 -1 May 1791 (1 Mar 1792)

Unique Features

  • First time a nation wide count was taken (population was 3,929,214)

Content

Problems

  • No printed form or paper provided
  • The jurisdiction of the 13 original covered actually the area of 17 states.
  • Age brackets very limited, especially for the females.
  • Since the census went until 1792, some children may have been counted that were not actually born by August 1790
  • Only number of slaves accounted for, not ages.
  • Indians that were not taxed were not included.

States Covered

  • Connecticut
  • Maine (part of Massachusetts)
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Vermont 

States Missing

(Burned during the War of 1812: most have substitute lists)

  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • New Jersey
  • Tennessee (Southwest Territory)
  • Virginia

Territories

(May have some type of substitute list or an area covering a county)

  • Northwest Territory
  • Southwest Territory