United States Census 1850

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=== 1850 Census Dates  ===
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== 1850 Census Dates  ==
  
 1 June 1850 (5 months)  
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=== &nbsp;Unique Features ===
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== &nbsp;Unique Features ==
  
*Census takers were given more instructions and guidelines
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*Census takers were given more instructions and guidelines  
*First census to list names of all in the household
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*First census to list names of all in the household  
*First to list ages, sex, color, &amp; place of birth
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*First to list ages, sex, color, &amp; place of birth  
*Census taken in order of visitation
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*Census taken in order of visitation  
 
*Listed those married within the year  
 
*Listed those married within the year  
*Listed those who died after 1 June
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*Listed those who died after 1 June  
*Dwelling house number
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*Dwelling house number  
*Real estate value
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*Real estate value  
*Occupation of males over 16
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*Occupation of males over 16  
*Whether a fugitive of the state
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*Whether a fugitive of the state  
*Though it still did not list slave names, it listed more information about the slaves
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*Though it still did not list slave names, it listed more information about the slaves  
 
*Listed heath or lifestyle issues: “Deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict.”
 
*Listed heath or lifestyle issues: “Deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict.”
  
=== Problems: ===
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== Problems ==
  
*Omitted children born after 1 June (even if the census taker took it later)
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*Omitted children born after 1 June (even if the census taker took it later)  
 
*Indians that lived on reservations or unsettled tracts of land were not included.
 
*Indians that lived on reservations or unsettled tracts of land were not included.
  
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=== States Covered: ===
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== States Covered ==
  
*Alabama
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*Alabama  
*Arkansas
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*Arkansas  
*California
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*California  
*Connecticut
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*Connecticut  
*Delaware
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*Delaware  
*District of Columbia
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*District of Columbia  
*Florida
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*Florida  
*Georgia
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*Georgia  
*Illinois
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*Illinois  
*Indiana
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*Indiana  
*Iowa
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*Iowa  
*Kentucky
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*Kentucky  
*Louisiana
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*Louisiana  
*Maine
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*Maine  
*Maryland
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*Maryland  
*Massachusetts
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*Massachusetts  
*Michigan
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*Michigan  
*Missouri
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*Missouri  
*Mississippi
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*Mississippi  
*New Hampshire
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*New Hampshire  
*New Jersey<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1213890973770_620"></span>
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*New Jersey<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1213890973770_620"></span>  
*New York
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*New York  
*North Carolina
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*North Carolina  
*Ohio
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*Ohio  
*Pennsylvania
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*Pennsylvania  
*Rhode Island
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*Rhode Island  
*South Carolina
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*South Carolina  
*Tennessee
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*Tennessee  
*Texas
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*Texas  
*Vermont
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*Vermont  
*Virginia (inc. West Virginia)
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*Virginia (inc. West Virginia)  
 
*Wisconsin
 
*Wisconsin
  
=== States Missing ===
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== States Missing ==
  
(None)
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(None)  
  
=== Territories ===
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== Territories ==
  
*Minnesota (inc. Dakotas)
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*Minnesota (inc. Dakotas)  
*New Mexico (inc. Arizona)
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*New Mexico (inc. Arizona)  
*Oregon (inc. Washington &amp; Idaho)
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*Oregon (inc. Washington &amp; Idaho)  
 
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*Utah<br><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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Revision as of 17:00, 10 July 2008

Contents

1850 Census Dates

 1 June 1850 (5 months)

 Unique Features

  • Census takers were given more instructions and guidelines
  • First census to list names of all in the household
  • First to list ages, sex, color, & place of birth
  • Census taken in order of visitation
  • Listed those married within the year
  • Listed those who died after 1 June
  • Dwelling house number
  • Real estate value
  • Occupation of males over 16
  • Whether a fugitive of the state
  • Though it still did not list slave names, it listed more information about the slaves
  • Listed heath or lifestyle issues: “Deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict.”

Problems

  • Omitted children born after 1 June (even if the census taker took it later)
  • Indians that lived on reservations or unsettled tracts of land were not included.

 

States Covered

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia (inc. West Virginia)
  • Wisconsin

States Missing

(None)

Territories

  • Minnesota (inc. Dakotas)
  • New Mexico (inc. Arizona)
  • Oregon (inc. Washington & Idaho)
  • Utah