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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 1880 - Tenth Decennial

Geography: Add Colorado, Alaska as a territory.

U.S. Census 1880 - Connecticut Information

1880 Census Data for Connecticut

Location of Connecticut Information included in the 1880 United States Decennial Census.

Available for these geographic areas:

  • State
  • County
  • Cities
  • Towns
  • Boroughs
  • Wards of Cities

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

  • Statistics of the Population of the United States at the tenth census (June 1, 1880).
    • CSL Fed Docs I 11.5:1
    • CT population of civil divisions less than counties begins on pg. 113

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."