Data Dictionary: Census 1850
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Survey: Census 1850
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
  • Adams-Sauk, Wisconsin, Chippewa-Crawford, Wisconsin, Wahnahta-Mankahta, Minnesota, Cass-Gordon, Georgia, Navarro-Ellis-Tar, Texas, Starr, Texas, Webb, Texas, Colusa-Shasta-Tri, California, Contra Costa, California, San Francisco, California, and Santa Clara, California do not contain demographic tabulations. A few tables are available for selected counties.
Tables
Social Explorer Dataset  (154 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 Sex
T35 Slave Status By Sex (Colored Population)
T36 Slave Status By Age
T36A Slave Status By Age - Cumulative (Less)
T36B Slave Status By Age - Cumulative (More)
T37 Slave Status By Age (Colored Population)
T37A Slave Status By Age (Colored Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T37B Slave Status By Age (Colored Population) - Cumulative (More)
T38 Slave Status By Race
T39 Slave Status By Race By Sex
T40 Slave Status By Race By Age
T40A Slave Status By Race By Age - Cumulative (Less)
T40B Slave Status By Race By Age - Cumulative (More)
T41 Slave Status By Race By Sex By Age
T41A Slave Status By Race By Sex By Age - Cumulative (Less)
T41B Slave Status By Race By Sex By Age - Cumulative (More)
T42 Slave Status By Sex By Age (Colored Population)
T42A Slave Status By Sex By Age (Colored Population) - Cumulative (Less)
T42B Slave Status By Sex By Age (Colored Population) - Cumulative (More)
T43 Nativity (Total Free Population)
T44 Migration (Native Born Free Population)
T45 Families
T46 Occupied Dwellings of White And Free Colored Persons
T47 Births By Slave Status From Jan to Jun 1st 1850
T48 Deaths By Slave Status From Jan to Jun 1st 1850
T49 Schools
T50 Education Income
T51 Public School Income Amount By Source
T52 Academies And Other School Income Amount By Source
T53 College Income Amount By Source
T54 Teachers By Type of Educational Institution
T55 Students By Type of Educational Institution
T56 School Attendance By Sex (Free Population Age 5 to 19)
T57 School Attendance By Sex (Persons In School)
T58 School Attendance By Sex (White Population Age 5 to 19)
T59 School Attendance (White Male Population Age 5 to 19)
T60 School Attendance (White Female Population Age 5 to 19)
T61 School Attendance By Sex (White Population In School)
T62 School Attendance By Sex (Free Colored Population Age 5 to 19)
T63 School Attendance (Free Colored Male Population Age 5 to 19)
T64 School Attendance (Free Colored Female Population Age 5 to 19)
T65 School Attendance By Sex (Free Colored In School)
T66 School Attendance By Race By Sex (Population Age 5 to 19 Years)
T67 School Attendance By Race By Sex (Persons In School)
T68 School Attendance By Citizenship Status
T69 Libraries
T70 Library Volumes
T71 Literacy (Free Population Age 20 and Over)
T72 Literacy By Sex (Free Population Age 20 and Over)
T73 Literacy (Free Male Population Age 20 and Over)
T74 Literacy (Free Female Population Age 20 and Over)
T75 Literacy By Sex (White Population Age 20 and Over)
T76 Literacy (White Male Population Age 20 and Over)
T77 Literacy (White Female Population Age 20 and Over)
T78 Literacy By Sex (Free Colored Population Age 20 and Over)
T79 Literacy (Free Colored Male Population Age 20 and Over)
T80 Literacy (Free Colored Female Population Age 20 and Over)
T81 Literacy By Race By Sex (Free Population Age 20 and Over)
T82 Literacy By Sex (Illiterate Adult Population)
T83 Literacy By Sex (Illiterate White Population)
T84 Literacy By Sex (Illiterate Free Colored Population)
T85 Literacy By Race By Sex (Illiterate Adult Population)
T86 Literacy By Nativity (Illiterate Adult Population)
T87 Farms
T88 Improved/Unimproved Acres of Farmland
T89 Value of Farm, Farm Equipment, And Products
T90 Persons Employed in Manufacturing
T91 Manufacturing Capital
T92 Value of Manufacturing Output
T93 Churches By Faith
T94 Number of Church Accomodations By Faith
T95 Church Property Value By Faith
T96 Water Way Identifier
T97 Rail Way Identifier
Notes:
  • Adams-Sauk, Wisconsin, Chippewa-Crawford, Wisconsin, Wahnahta-Mankahta, Minnesota, Cass-Gordon, Georgia, Navarro-Ellis-Tar, Texas, Starr, Texas, Webb, Texas, Colusa-Shasta-Tri, California, Contra Costa, California, San Francisco, California, and Santa Clara, California do not contain demographic tabulations. A few tables are available for selected counties.