United States Census 1840

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1840 Census Dates

1 Jun 1840 (18 months)

Unique Features

  • Asked the age of Revolutionary war pensioners
  • Expanded occupational options
  • Lists the number of those in school
  • Lists the number of those over 21 who can read and write
  • Lists those who are insane


  • Same as previous years

States Covered

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

States Missing



Oregon (also a part of Britain)