- 1790 United States Census
The United States Census of 1790 was the first
Censusconducted in the United States. It was conducted on August 2, 1790. It showed that 3,929,326 [cite web |url=http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf |title=First Census of the United States |publisher=United States Census Bureau] people were living in the United States of which 697,681 were slaves, and that the largest cities were New York Citywith 33,000 inhabitants, Philadelphia, with 28,000, Boston, with 18,000, Charleston, South Carolina, with 16,000, and Baltimore, with 13,000.
The census data of Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia was burned during the
War of 1812.
The information found in the 1790 census is as follows. Columns, left to right:
# Name of head of family
# Number of free white males 16 and up, including heads of families
# Number of free white males under 16
# Number of free white females including heads of families
# Number of all other free persons, except Indians not taxed
# Number of slaves
* [http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/hiscendata.html Historic US Census data]
* [http://www.1930census.com/1790_census.php "1790 Census"] : 1790 United States Census for Genealogy & Family History Research
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