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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 1820 - Fourth Decennial Census

Geography: Add Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana.

U.S. Census 1820 - Connecticut Information

1820 Census Data for Connecticut

Location of Connecticut Information included in the 1820 United States Decennial Census.

Available for these geographic areas:

  • State
  • County
  • City
  • Town

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

  • Schedules, Oaths, List of Manufactures, and Aggregate of Enumerations
    • SL Fed Docs I 5.5:1/reprint oversize
    • CT begins on pg. 44
  • Connecticut 1820 census index
    • Newspaper Room F93 .J222 and stacks
  • Digest of accounts of manufacturing establishments in the United States and of their manufactures
    • CSL Fed Docs I 5.5:2/reprint
  • Population schedules of the fourth census of the United States, 1820, Connecticut.
    • Newspaper Room Micro F93 .U554 1959

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."