United States Census 1810

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Revision as of 22:46, 5 December 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Census Gotoarrow.png 1810 Census



The 1810 Census was taken beginning 6 Aug 1810, for 10 months. The following information was recorded by the census taker:

  • Free white males under 10
  • Free white males 10-16
  • Free white males 16-26
  • Free white males 26-45
  • Free white males 45 and over
  • Free white females under 10
  • Free white females 10-16
  • Free white females 16-26
  • Free white females 26-45
  • Free white females 45 and over
  • Others free or Indian
  • Slaves

1790-2000 Info: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf


The 1810 Census can be used to:

  • Identify locality
  • Distinguish target family from others of same name
  • Help determine family size
  • Locate possible relatives with same name
  • Identify neighbors
  • Identify slaveholders
  • Identify name variations
  • Free men of color listed as head of household
  • Slaves in age group by name of owner

 1790-1840 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1790-1840.html

Unique Features and Problems

  1. No printed form or paper provided
  2. Only number of slaves accounted for, not ages
  3. Indians that were not taxed were not included.

States and Territories Covered


              States Covered             States Missing
Maine (part of Massachusetts)
New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island
South Carolina
District of Columbia
New Jersey


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

  • Illinois
  • Indiana (inc. Michigan)
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Ohio
  • Orleans

Missing Records

Where to Find the Records

The 1810 Federal Census is available online.


Web Sites

1790-2000 Info: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf

1790-1840 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1790-1840.html

United States Census Population Schedules 1810. FamilySearch Historical Records is scheduled to publish a free index and images of the 1810 census, but so far only information about the collection is available there.


1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.