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1820 Census Number:   9,683,453

1820 Census Data

  • Name of Family Head
  • Number of free white males and females broken down by age category
  • Number of other free persons except Indians not taxed
  • Name of Slave Owner
  • Number of slaves
  • Number of male and female slaves by age
  • Number of foreigners (not naturalized) in a household
  • District or Town
  • County

Sample 1820 Census Transcription

1820 Census Day:  August 7, 1820

1820 Census duration:  13 months

1820 Census Geography

1820-Census-Map

  • 23 States – New States in 1820 census:  Alabama, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine
  • Territories – Arkansas Territory, Michigan Territory and Missouri Territory

What has lost from the 1820 Census?

  • Arkansas Territory, Missouri Territory and New Jersey.  Partial Losses:  half the counties in Alabama and the Eastern Counties of Tennessee

1820 Facts

  • President during census:  James Monroe
  • 1820 Census first to capture data about alien foreigners not naturalized (by count only, not by name)
  • Missouri compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri – May 3, 1820
  • The US takes possession of newly purchased territory of Florida from Spain – July 10,1821
  • Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 and 50 – December 20, 1820
  • The Erie Canal opens in 1825
 

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