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Census Materials in the Connecticut State Library Guide

Guide to the print resources that highlight commonly requested tables with Connecticut information from the U.S. Decennial Censuses. It is not an exhaustive list.

U.S. Census 1790 - First Decennial Census

U.S. Census 1790

1790 Census Data for Connecticut

Location of Connecticut Information included in the 1790 United States Census.

Available for these geographic areas:

  • State
  • County
  • Town (can be calculated using Heads of Families at the First Census).

(NOTE: not all data is available for all geographic areas)

  • Return of the Whole Number of Persons within the Several Districts of the United States
    • Fed Docs I 2.5: 1/reprint
    • Connecticut begins on page 35
  • Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut
    • History Reference and also F93 .U55 1908
  • Population schedules of the first census of the United States, 1790. Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire [microform] by United States. Census Office
    • StLib Newspaper Room F3 .U55 1960 reel 1 LIB USE ONLY Microfilm
    • Publication Date: 1960
    • Microfilm is in the Newspaper room
  • Population schedules of the first census of the United States, 1790, Connecticut [microform] by United States. Census Office
    • Call Number: Newspaper Room F93 .U551 1965 reel 1 LIB USE ONLY Microfilm
    • Publication Date: 1965

Census Questions & Instructions

Census Note on Language

From the U.S. Census Bureau site (posted on several pages for historic censuses):

"A Note on Language
Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history."