Questions on Census

      
    1790
    In 1790, assistant marshals listed the name of each head of household, and asked the following questions:
  • The number of free White males aged:

  • o under 16 years
    o of 16 years and upward
  • Number of free White females

  • Number of other free persons

  • Number of slaves
    1800
    In 1800, assistant marshals recorded the name of the county, parish, township, town, or city in which each family resided. Each family was listed by the name of the head of the household, and was asked the following questions:
  • The number of free White males and females aged, respectively:

  • o under 10 years of age
    o of 10 years but under 16 years
    o of 16 years but under 26 years
    o of 26 years but under 45 years
    o 45 years and upward
  • Number of all other free persons

  • Number of slaves

    1810
    In 1810, the slate of questions asked by assistant marshals was identical to the 1800 census. This census recorded the name of the county, parish, township, town, or city in which each family resided. Each family was listed by the name of the head of the household, and was asked the following questions:
  • The number of free White males and females aged, respectively:

  • o under 10 years of age
    o of 10 years but under 16 years
    o of 16 years but under 26 years
    o of 26 years but under 45 years
    o 45 years and upward
  • Number of all other free persons

  • Number of slaves

    1820
    The 1820 census built on the questions asked in 1810. The age questions were the same, except for the addition of a 16 - 18 years category for males.
  • The number of free White males and females aged, respectively:

  • o under 10 years of age
    o of 10 years but under 16 years
    o of 16 years but under 18 years (for males)
    o of 18 years but under 26 years (for males)
    o of 16 years but under 26 years (for females)
    o of 26 years but under 45 years
    o 45 years and upward
  • The number of male and female slaves aged, respectively:

  • o under 14 years of age
    o of 14 years but under 26 years
    o of 26 years but under 45 years
    o 45 years and upwards
  • The number of free colored males and females aged, respectively:

  • o under 14 years of age
    o of 14 years but under 26 years
    o of 26 years but under 45 years
    o 45 years and upwards
  • Number of foreigners not naturalized

  • Number of persons (including slaves) engaged in agriculture, commerce, and manufactures