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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 1830 - Fifth Decennial

U.S. Census 1830 - Connecticut Information

1830 Census Data for Connecticut

Location of Connecticut Information included in the 1830 United States Decennial Census.

Available for these geographic areas:

  • State
  • County
  • City
  • Town

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

Boundaries of geographic areas may be determined using a combination of Census Descriptions of Geographic Subdivisions and Enumeration Districts, (a microfilm set kept in the Newspaper Room at the State Library, call number F93 .U5 1978, reel 1) and town maps.

  • Abstract of the returns of the Fifth Census, showing the number of free people, the number of slaves, the federal or representative number; and the aggregate of each county of each State of the United States.
    • CSL Fed Doc I 6.5:2
    • CT is on pg. 7
  • Fifth Census; or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, 1830.
    • I 6.5:1/reprint oversize
    • CT begins on pg. 26
    • Includes aggregate data for 1790-1820.

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."