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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 1850 - Seventh Decennial

U.S. Census 1850 - Connecticut Information

1850 Census Data for Connecticut

Location of Connecticut Information included in the 1850 United States Decennial Census.

Available for these geographic areas:

  • State
  • County
  • 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 2) and town maps. (Note that not all data is available for all geographic areas).

  • The Seventh Census of the United States: 1850. Embracing a statistical view of each of the States and Territories, arranged by counties, towns, etc...with an introduction, embracing the aggregate tables for the Untied States compared with every previous census since 1790
    • CSL Fed Docs I 8.5:1
    • CT begins on pg. 75
  • Statistical View of the United States Census...being a Compendium of the Seventh Census.
    • CSL Fed Docs I 8.2:C 73/1
    • CT data throughout volume
  • Report of the Superintendent of the Census for Dec. 1, 1852. (Cover title: Abstract of the Seventh Census)
    • CSL Fed Docs I 8.1:852
    • CT data throughout volume   
  • Mortality Statistics of the Seventh Census of the United States, 1850.
    • CSL Fed Docs I 8.5:2/reprint
    • CT on pp. 58-61   

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."