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1800 US Census 2nd United States Census

Information requested on the 1800 Census

  • Name of the head of the family head/ head of household
  • Number of free white males and females broken down into age categories:
    • Under age 10
    • Age 10-16
    • Age 16-26
    • Age 26-45
    • Over 45
  • Number of all other free persons (reported by “sex and color”)
  • Number of slaves owned
  • County and district or town of household

What was lost from the 1800 Census?

The 1800 census for Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, Tennessee and Virginia were lost as well as the Indiana, Mississippi and Northwest territories (only Washington County records from the Northwest territory survived).

1800 Census Quick Facts

  • The inhabitants of The District of Columbia were included under Maryland in the 1800 Census.
  • Of the 5,308,483 people reported living in the United States, 893,602 were slaves.

Historical Events Surrounding 1800 Census

  • March 4, 1789: First session of congress was held for 210 calendar days
  • John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) start handing out seeds and seedlings to Ohio settlers in 1800
  • March 4, 1801: Thomas Jefferson defeated John Adams
  • The Louisiana Purchase was made in 1803 and included all of present day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, plus part of present day Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Louisiana
  • In 1804, the Lewis and Clark left St. Charles Missouri on a voyage for the West Coast.