Data Dictionary: Census 1820
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Survey: Census 1820
Data Source: Digitally transcribed by Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Edited, verified by Michael Haines. Compiled, edited and verified by Social Explorer.
Data set: Social Explorer Dataset (SE)
Dataset Description
Social Explorer Dataset
Documentation

Full survey documentation is available here.

Notes
  • 1820 Census enumeration regarded all non-white or non-black individuals as "Other Population (excluding Indians)". Furthermore, "Other Population (excluding Indians)" was not iterated by Sex, Age or any other characteristics.
  • Refer to "Circular From the Secretary to the several Marshals, Dated 30th June, 1820" enclosed in "Letter From the Secretary of State, Transmitting Sundry Documents Relating to Take the Fourth Census, or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States." December 20, 1821. Washington: Printed by Gales and Seaton.
Tables
Social Explorer Dataset  (97 tables)
Table Title
T1 Total Population
A1 Population Density
A2 Area (square miles)
T2 Urban Population (Places of 2,500 and over)
T3 Urban Population (Cities of 25,000 and over)
T4 Sex
T5 Sex (White Population)
T6 Sex (Colored Population)
T7 Sex (Free Colored Population)
T8 Sex (Slave Population)
T9 Sex By Age
T9A Sex By Age - Cumulative (Less)
T9B Sex By Age - Cumulative (More)
T10 Sex By Age (White Population)
T10A Sex By Age (White Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T10B Sex By Age (White Population) - Cumulative (More)
T11 Sex By Age (Colored Population)
T11A Sex By Age (Colored Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T11B Sex By Age (Colored Population) - Cumulative (More)
T12 Sex By Age (Free Colored Population)
T12A Sex By Age (Free Colored Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T12B Sex By Age (Free Colored Population) - Cumulative (More)
T13 Sex By Age (Slave Population)
T13A Sex By Age (Slave Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T13B Sex By Age (Slave Population) - Cumulative (More)
T14 Age
T14A Age - Cumulative (Less)
T14B Age - Cumulative (More)
T15 Age (Male Population)
T15A Age (Male Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T15B Age (Male Population) - Cumulative (More)
T16 Age (Female Population)
T16A Age (Female Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T16B Age (Female Population) - Cumulative (More)
T17 Age (White Population)
T17A Age (White Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T17B Age (White Population) - Cumulative (More)
T18 Age (White Male Population)
T18A Age (White Male Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T18B Age (White Male Population) - Cumulative (More)
T19 Age (White Female Population)
T19A Age (White Female Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T19B Age (White Female Population) - Cumulative (More)
T20 Age (Colored Population)
T20A Age (Colored Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T20B Age (Colored Population) - Cumulative (More)
T21 Age (Colored Male Population)
T21A Age (Colored Male Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T21B Age (Colored Male Population) - Cumulative (More)
T22 Age (Colored Female Population)
T22A Age (Colored Female Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T22B Age (Colored Female Population) - Cumulative (More)
T23 Age (Free Colored Population)
T23A Age (Free Colored Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T23B Age (Free Colored Population) - Cumulative (More)
T24 Age (Free Colored Male Population)
T24A Age (Free Colored Male Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T24B Age (Free Colored Male Population) - Cumulative (More)
T25 Age (Free Colored Female Population)
T25A Age (Free Colored Female Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T25B Age (Free Colored Female Population) - Cumulative (More)
T26 Age (Slave Population)
T26A Age (Slave Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T26B Age (Slave Population) - Cumulative (More)
T27 Age (Slave Male Population)
T27A Age (Slave Male Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T27B Age (Slave Male Population) - Cumulative (More)
T28 Age (Slave Female Population)
T28A Age (Slave Female Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T28B Age (Slave Female Population) - Cumulative (More)
T29 Race
T30 Race By Sex
T31 Race By Age
T31A Race By Age - Cumulative (Less)
T31B Race By Age - Cumulative (More)
T32 Race By Sex By Age
T32A Race By Sex By Age - Cumulative (Less)
T32B Race By Sex By Age - Cumulative (More)
T33 Slave Status
T34 Slave Status By Race
T35 Slave Status By Race By Sex
T36 Slave Status By Race By Age
T36A Slave Status By Race By Age - Cumulative (Less)
T36B Slave Status By Race By Age - Cumulative (More)
T37 Slave Status By Race By Sex By Age
T37A Slave Status By Race By Sex By Age - Cumulative (Less)
T37B Slave Status By Race By Sex By Age - Cumulative (More)
T38 Slave Status By Sex (Colored Population)
T39 Slave Status By Age (Colored Population)
T39A Slave Status By Age (Colored Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T39B Slave Status By Age (Colored Population) - Cumulative (More)
T40 Slave Status By Sex By Age (Colored Population)
T40A Slave Status By Sex By Age (Colored Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T40B Slave Status By Sex By Age (Colored Population) - Cumulative (More)
T41 Citizenship Status
T42 Occupation
Notes:
  • 1820 Census enumeration regarded all non-white or non-black individuals as "Other Population (excluding Indians)". Furthermore, "Other Population (excluding Indians)" was not iterated by Sex, Age or any other characteristics.
  • Refer to "Circular From the Secretary to the several Marshals, Dated 30th June, 1820" enclosed in "Letter From the Secretary of State, Transmitting Sundry Documents Relating to Take the Fourth Census, or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States." December 20, 1821. Washington: Printed by Gales and Seaton.