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1810 US Census 3rd United States Census

Information requested for the 1810 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 free persons except Indians not taxed
  • Number of slave owner and number of slaves
  • County and district or town of household

What was lost from the 1810 Census?

Census records lost for District of Columbia, Georgia, New jersey, Tennessee, Indiana Territory, Michigan Territory, Mississippi Territory and Louisiana Territory. Other records, such as Randolph records, make up for some lost counties.

1810 Census Quick Facts

  • In 1810, New York became the largest urban area with a population of 96,373 leaving Philadelphia in second place.
  • Of the 7,239,881 people living in the United States in 1810, 1,130,781 were slaves.
  • It took $178,000, approximately 1,100 enumerators and 469 published reports to complete the 1810 census.
  • The US population increased by 36.4 percent from the 1800 census to the 1810 census.

Historical Events Surrounding 1810 Census

  • The importation of slaves was banned in 1808
  • November 6, 1811: American troops defeated the American Indian chief Tecumseh at the Battle of Tippecanoe.
  • February 2, 1812: The strongest recorded earthquake in American history (8.3 magnitude) strikes in Missouri temporarily reversing the course of the Mississippi river.
  • August 24, 1814: British soldiers burn the White House and other government buildings.
  • April 4, 1818: Congress officially adopts the thirteen stars and stripes design for the US flag.