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Using the Census Website: 1790

This guide will help you understand how to extract demographic and statistical information from the United States Census website

About the Bureau

1790 Census Information

Highlights:

  • 1st Decennial Census. 
  • U.S. Population: 3,929,214.
  • Cost: $44,377.

Questions Asked: 

In 1790, assistant marshals listed the name of each head of household, and asked the following questions:

  • The number of free White males aged:
    • under 16 years
    • of 16 years and upward
  • Number of free White females
  • Number of other free persons
  • Number of slaves

Need Help?

Need help with using the Census Website?

Contact Chris Hulsman, Electronic Resources & Systems Librarian.

chulsman@hilbert.edu  OR  Call: (716) 926 8914

Reference Desk: askus@hilbert.edu  OR Call: (716) 926 8913