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Plymouth Village

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 Census Records

What’s On Each US Federal Census From 1790-1940?

1790 Census

  • Name of family head of the household
  • Free white males, 16 years of age and up
  • Free white males, under 16 years of age
  • Free white females
  • Slaves

1800 Census

  • Name of family head of the household
  • If they are white
  • Their age and sex
  • Their race
  • Slaves

1810 Census

  • Name of family head of the household
  • If they are white
  • Their age and sex
  • Their race
  • Slaves

1820 Census

  • Name of family head of the household
  • Their age, sex, and race
  • If they are foreigners that are not naturalized
  • Slaves
  • Industry (agriculture, commerce, and manufactures)

1830 Census

  • Name of family head of the household
  • Their age, sex, and race
  • Slaves
  • If they are deaf and dumb, or blind
  • If they are foreigners that are not naturalized

1840 Census

  • Name of family head of the household
  • Their age, sex, and race
  • Slaves
  • The number of deaf and dumb
  • The number of blind
  • The number of insane and idiotic and whether in public or private charge
  • The number of persons in each family
  • If they are employed in each of six classes of industry and one of occupation
  • If they are literate
  • If they are pensioners of the Revolutionary War or military service

1850 Census

  • Name of each person in the household
  • Their age, sex, and race
  • Whether they are deaf and dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic
  • The value of real estate owned
  • The occupation of each person
  • The birthplace by state
  • Whether they were married within the year
  • School attendance
  • Literacy
  • Whether a pauper or convict
  • Supplemental schedules for slaves, and persons who died during the year

1860 Census

  • Name of each person in the household
  • Their age, sex, and race
  • The value of real estate
  • The value of personal estate
  • The occupation of each person
  • The birthplace by state
  • Whether they were married within the year
  • School attendance
  • Literacy
  • Whether they are deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict
  • Number of slave houses
  • Supplemental schedules for slaves, and persons who died during the year

1870 Census

  • Name of each person in the household
  • Their age, sex, and race
  • The persons occupation
  • Value of real estate
  • Value of personal estate
  • The birthplace by state
  • Whether parents were foreign born
  • Month of birth if born within the year
  • Month of marriage if married within the year
  • School attendance
  • Literacy
  • Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic
  • Male citizens 21 and over, and number of such persons denied the right to vote for other than rebellion
  • Supplemental schedules for persons who died during the year

1880 Census

  • Address
  • Name of each person in the household
  • Relationship to head the head of the household
  • Their sex, race, and age
  • Marital status
  • Month of birth if born within the census year
  • Occupation
  • Months unemployed during the year
  • Sickness or temporary disability
  • Whether blind, deaf and dumb, idiotic, insane, maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled
  • School attendance
  • Literacy
  • Birthplace of person and parents
  • Supplemental schedules for persons who died during the year

1890 Census

  • General schedules mostly destroyed. Supplemental schedules for Union veterans of the Civil War and their widows

1900 Census

  • Address
  • Name of each person in the household
  • Relationship to family head
  • Their sex, race, and age
  • Month and year of birth
  • Marital status
  • Number of years married
  • For women, number of children born and number now living
  • Birthplace of person and parents
  • If foreign born, year of immigration and whether naturalized
  • Occupation
  • Months not employed
  • School attendance
  • Literacy
  • Ability to speak English
  • Whether on a farm; home owned or rented and if owned, whether mortgaged

1910 Census

  • Address
  • Name
  • Relationship to family head of household
  • Persons sex, race, and age
  • Marital status
  • Number of years of present marriage
  • For women, number of children born and number now living
  • Birthplace and mother tongue of person and parents
  • If foreign born, year of immigration, whether naturalized, and whether able to speak English, or if not, language spoken
  • Occupation, industry, and class of worker: if an employee, whether out of work during year
  • Literacy
  • School attendance
  • Home owned or rented, if owned, whether mortgaged
  • Whether farm or house
  • Whether a survivor of Union or Confederate Army or Navy
  • Whether blind, deaf and dumb

1920 Census

  • Address
  • Name
  • Relationship to family head of household
  • Persons sex; race; and age
  • Marital status
  • If foreign born, year of immigration to the U.S.
  • Whether naturalized and year of naturalization
  • School attendance
  • Literacy
  • Birthplace of person and parents
  • Mother tongue of foreign born
  • Ability to speak English
  • Occupation, industry and class of worker
  • Home owned or rented
  • If owned, whether free or mortgaged

1930 Census

  • Address
  • Name
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Home owned or rented
  • Value or monthly rent
  • Radio set
  • Whether on a farm
  • Persons sex, race, age
  • Marital status
  • Age at first marriage
  • School attendance
  • Literacy.
  • Birthplace of person and parents
  • If foreign born
  • Language spoken in home before coming to U.S
  • Year of immigration
  • Whether naturalized, and ability to speak English
  • Occupation. industry and class of worker
  • Whether at work previous day (or last regular working day)
  • Veteran status
  • For Indian: whether of full or mixed blood, and tribal affiliation

1940 Census

  • Address
  • Home owned or rented
  • Value or monthly rent
  • Whether on a farm
  • Name
  • Relationship to head of the household
  • Persons sex, race, age
  • Marital status
  • School attendance
  • Educational attainment
  • Birthplace
  • Citizenship of foreign born
  • Location of residence a years ago and whether on a farm
  • Employment status; if at work, whether in private or nonemergency government work, or in public emergency work (WPA, CCC, NYA, etc.)
  • If in private or nonemergency government work, hours worked in week
  • If seeking work or on public emergency work, duration of unemployment; occupation. industry and class of worker Weeks worked last year; income last year