Decennial Census Information: 1850 Census

Columbia Holdings

Web Information

  • Seventh Census, 1850
    United States Census Bureau
    Most volumes are available in both PDF and ZIP files, from the Census Bureau.
  • Census Data for the Year 1850
    From the United States Historical Census Data Browser, presented by the University of Virginia. Select variables and display data.
  • Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)
    The IPUMS consists of twenty-five high-precision samples of the American population drawn from thirteen federal censuses, 1850-1990. These samples collectively comprise our richest source of quantitative information on long-term changes in the American population.
    1850 Census Questions
  • Census Records
    National Archives & Records Administration

Reference Guides

  • Dubester's U.S. Census Bibliography with SuDocs Class Numbers and Indexes.
    Cook, Kevin L.
    Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1996.
    R016.3173 C772 - Butler Reference
    Z 7553.C3 C66 1996 - Lehman Reference
    Covers the 1790-1940 censuses, with a complete list of all census publications. Particularly useful for identification of the multiplicity of items in censuses after 1870.
  • Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses from 1790 to 2000.
    Washington : Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2002.
    HA37.U55 M376 2002 - Lehman
  • City, County, Town, and Township Index to the 1850 Federal Census Schedules.
    Parker, J. Carlyle.
    Detroit : Gale Research Co., 1979.
    R016.3173 P22 - Butler Reference
  • Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990.
    Washington, DC : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1996.
    HA 214 .F67 1996g - Lehman Reference
  • Population Information in Nineteenth Century Census Volumes.
    Schulze, Suzanne.
    Phoenix, AZ : Oryx Press, 1983.
    R317.3 Sch85 - Butler Reference
  • Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920.
    Thorndale, William.
    Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1987.
    R911 T39 - Butler Reference
    HA 217 .T5 1987g - Lehman Reference
    Provides maps for each state showing changes in county boundaries for each census.