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Historical U.S. Census Documents at the U of A - 1790-1970


Government documents are located in Special Collections or on the 3A floor of the Main Library and are arranged by SUDOC number.

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Census Documents

CENSUS

SUDOC NUMBER

TITLE

1st
1790

I 2.5:1

First Census of the United States. 1790.

C 3.11: [vol.]

Heads of Families. 1790. 12 volumes (one for each state of the union).

2nd
1800

I 3.5:1

Second Census of the United States. 1800.

3rd
1810

I 4.5: [vol.]

Third Census of the United States. 1810.

  • vol.1: Aggregate Amount of Persons
  • vol. 2: A Statement of the Arts and Manufactures of the United States

4th
1820

I 5.5: [vol.]

Fourth Census of the United States. 1820. 2 vols.

5th
1830

I 6.5:1

Fifth Census of the United States. 1830.

6th
1840

I 7.2:C

Sixth Census of the United States. 1840. Compendium.

I 7.5: [vol.]

Sixth Census of the United States. 1840. 3 vols.

7th
1850

I 8.2:C 73

Compendium of the Seventh Census of the United States. 1850.

I 8.5: [vol.]

Seventh Census of the United States. 1850.

  • vol. 1: Statistics of the United States
  • vol. 2: Mortality Statistics of the Census of 1850

8th
1860

I 9.5: [vol.]

Eighth Census of the United States. 1860.

  • Vol. 1: Population
  • Vol. 2: Agriculture
  • Vol. 3: Manufactures
  • Vol. 4: Statistics

9th
1870

I 10.2:C 73

Compendium of the Ninth Census of the United States. 1870.

I 10.5: [vol.]

Ninth Census of the United States. 1870.

  • Vol. 1: Population & Social Statistics
  • Vol. 2: Vital Statistics
  • Vol. 3: Statistics of the Wealth and Industry of the United States

10th
1880

I 11.2:C 73/2/ [pt.]

Compendium of the Tenth Census. 1880.

  • Part 1: Population
  • Part 2: Manufactures

I 11.5: [vol.]

Tenth Census of the United States. 1880. 22 volumes.

11th
1890

I 12.2:Ab 8

Abstract of the Eleventh Census of the United States. 1890.

I 12.2:C 73/ [pt.]

Compendium of the Eleventh Census. 1890. 3 parts.

I 12.5: [vol.]

Eleventh Census of the United States. 1890. 25 volumes.

I 12.7 In2

Extra Census Bulletins [Census of Indian Nations].

12th
1900

C 3.2:Ab 8

Twelfth Census of the United States. Abstract of the Twelfth Census. 1900.

C 3.5: [book]

Twelfth Census of the United States. Special Reports. 1900. 28 reports.

I 13.2:At 6

Twelfth Census of the United States. Statistical Atlas of the United States. 1900.

I 13.2:Em 7

Twelfth Census of the United States. Special Reports: Employees and Wages. 1900.

I 13.5: [vol.]

Twelfth Census of the United States. 1900. 10 volumes.

13th
1910

C 3.16: [vol.]

Thirteenth Census of the United States. 1910. 11 volumes.

C 3.16:Ab

Thirteenth Census of the United States. Abstract (with supplement for Arizona). 1910. 3 volumes.

14th
1920

C 3.28/5: [vol.]

Fourteenth Census of the United States. 1920. 11 volumes.

C 3.28/7:920

Fourteenth Census of the United States. Abstract of the Fourteenth Census.

Micro- film 7300

Fourteenth Census, 1920. Arizona (Manuscript Census). Soundex index at Microfilm 7301

15th
1930

C 3.37/5: [book]

Fifteenth Census of the United States. 1930. 28 books.

C 3.37/7:930

Fifteenth Census of the United States. Abstract of the Fifteenth Census. 1930.

Micro- film 7766

Fifteenth Census, 1930. Manuscript Census for Arizona

16th
1940

C 3.940-5: [vol./book]

Sixteenth Census of the United States. 1940. 4 volumes, 66 books.

17th
1950

C 3.940-7/5: [vol./pt.]

Seventeenth Census of the United States. 1950.

  • Vol. 1: Number of Inhabitants.
  • Vol. 2: Characteristics of the Population. 54 parts.

18th
1960

C 3.223/9:960/ [vol.]

Eighteenth Census of the United States. 1960.

  • Vol. 1: Characteristics of the Population.
  • Vol. 2: Subject Reports.

C 3.223/10:960/ [vol./pt.]

1960 Census of Population.

  • vol. 1, Part A: Characteristics of the Population, Number of Inhabitants.
  • vol. 2: Subject Reports.

19th
1970

C 3.223/9:970/ [vol./pt.]

Census of Population. 1970.

  • Vol. 1: Characteristics of the Population. 58 parts.
  • Vol. 2: Subject Reports. 9 parts.

 

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