United States Census Social Statistics Schedules
Additional Information may be found on the United States Census Portal Page.
1850 - 1870.
Social statistics schedules provide information about the ancestor's community.
1850-1870--for each political subdivision, these schedules show:
- value of real estate
- annual taxes
- number of schools, teachers, and pupils
- number and type of libraries and the number of volumes they have
- name, type, and circulation of newspapers
- types of church denominations, the number of people each church can seat, and the value of their property
- number of native and foreign-born paupers and the cost of supporting them
- number of native and foreign-born criminals convicted and in prison
- average wages paid to farm hands, day laborers, carpenters, and female domestics.
These schedules do not provide information about specific individuals, only statistical data.
- Dollarhide, William. The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.) FHL Book 973.X27d.
- Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Wright, Matthew. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. (Orem, Utah: 2001 Ancestry) FHL Book 973 X27s.