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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 1840 - Sixth Decennial

Geography: Add Michigan, Arkansas.

U.S. Census 1840 - Connecticut Information

1840 Census Data for Connecticut

Location of Connecticut Information included in the 1840 United States Decennial Census.

Available for these geographic areas:

  • State
  • County
  • City
  • Town

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. (Note that not all data is available for all geographic areas).

  • Sixth Census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, as corrected at the Department of State, in 1840
    • CSL Fed Docs I 7.5:1/reprint oversize
    • CT begins on pg. 58
  • Statistics of the United States of America, as collected and returned by the marshals of the several judicial districts, under the thirteenth section of the act for taking the Sixth Census. (Manufacturers, occupations, etc.)
    • I 7.5:2 oversize
    • CT data is included throughout the volume   
  • Compendium of the Enumeration of the inhabitants and statistics of the United States, as obtained at the Department of State, from the returns of the Sixth Census...To which is added an abstract of each preceding census.
    • CSL Fed Docs  I 7.2:C 73/1 oversize  and I 7.2:C73/1 reprint
    • CT on pp. 13-15.  
  • Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services.
    • CSL Fed Docs I 7.5:3
    • CT begins on pg. 49   

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."