Questions on Census

    1830
    For the 1830 census, the age categories were expanded again. Additionally, some social categories made their first appearance. Each head of family was listed and was asked:
  • The number of free White males and females, respectively:

  • o under 5 years
    o 5 to 10 years
    o 10 to 15 years
    o 15 to 20 years
    o 20 to 30 years
    o 30 to 40 years
    o 40 to 50 years
    o 50 to 60 years
    o 60 to 70 years
    o 70 to 80 years
    o 80 to 90 years
    o 90 to 100 years
    o 100 years and upward
  • The number of slaves and free colored persons of each sex, respectively:

  • o under 10 years
    o 10 to 24 years
    o 24 to 36 years
    o 36 to 55 years
    o 55 to 100 years
    o 100 years and upward
  • The number of White persons and the number of "slaves and colored persons" who were deaf and dumb aged:

  • o under 14 years
    o 14 and under 25 years
    o 25 years and upward
  • The number of White persons and "slaves or colored persons" who were blind, respectively

  • The number of White persons who were foreigners not naturalized

    1840
    The 1840 census asked the same questions as the 1830 census. Each head of family was listed and asked:
  • The number of free White males and females, respectively:

  • o under 5 years
    o 5 to 10 years
    o 10 to 15 years
    o 15 to 20 years
    o 20 to 30 years
    o 30 to 40 years
    o 40 to 50 years
    o 50 to 60 years
    o 60 to 70 years
    o 70 to 80 years
    o 80 to 90 years
    o 90 to 100 years
    o 100 years and upward
  • The number of slaves and free colored persons of each sex, respectively:

  • o under 10 years
    o 10 to 24 years
    o 24 to 36 years
    o 36 to 55 years
    o 55 to 100 years
    o 100 years and upward
  • The number of White persons and of "slaves and colored persons" who were deaf and dumb aged:

  • o under 14 years
    o 14 and under 25 years
    o 25 years and upward
  • The number of White persons and "slaves or colored persons" who were blind, respectively

  • The number of White persons who were foreigners not naturalized