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1810 Census Number:  7,239,881

1810 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
  • District or Town
  • County

Sample 1810 Census Transcription

1810 Census Day:   August 6, 1810

1810 Census duration:  10 months

1810 Census Geography

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  • 17 States – New state in 1810 Census:   Ohio
  • Territories – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Louisiana (Later renamed Missouri Territory in 1812) and Orleans Territory (Which would become the state of Louisiana in 1812)

What has lost from the 1810 Census?

  • District of Columbia, Georgia, New Jersey, Tennessee,  Indiana Territory, Michigan Territory, Mississippi Territory and Louisiana Territory (Missouri).  Partial losses include Illinois Territory’s where one of its two counties St. Clair is lost but Randolph records exist), Ohio Territory where everything is lost except for Washington County.

1810 Key Facts

  • President during census:  James Madison
  • New York City is the largest US urban are with a population of  96,373
  • First US Opera “Converse” premiers in New York,  March 18th, 1810
  • On June 18, 1812 the US officially declared war on Great Britain. This is the first time the United States declared war on another nation.
  • On September 13 & 14, Francis Scott Key witnesses the bombarding of US forces at Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore.  The experience inspires him the write a poem that would later become the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner.

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