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Census Research Guide: 1830

About the 1830 Census

Census Bureau's "By Decade" website - includes a variety of publications, questionnaires, datasets, and more


  • 5th decennial census
  • US population: 12,866,020
  • First time sex and age of slaves included

Questions asked (see questionnaire)

Name of head of family; age; sex; race; slaves; deaf and dumb; blind; foreigners not naturalized.


For more information on this map:

Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790 - 1920

Finding Statistics

Social Explorer - remote access limited to UCSD affiliates

Finding Publications

Find all 1830 census publications in the library catalog.

Selected publications:

Fifth Census [C 3.14:830/reprint]

Abstract of the returns of the Fifth Census [C 3.14:1830/2]