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Contents

1790 Census Dates 

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

Content

1790—2 Aug 1790-1 Mar 1792
1) Free white males 16+
2) Free white males under 16
3) Free white females
4) Other—Indian, slave

Unique Features and Problems

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

 

         States Covered                    States Missing
Connecticut
Maine (part of Massachusetts)
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Vermont
(Burned during the War of 1812: most have substitute lists)Delaware
Georgia
Kentucky
New Jersey
Tennessee part of (Southwest Territory)
Virginia


Territories

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

  • Northwest Territory
  • Southwest Territory



 

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