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.
Table: T71. Literacy (Free Population Age 20 and Over) [3]
Universe: Free Population Age 20 and Over
Table Details
T71. Literacy (Free Population Age 20 and Over)
Universe: Free Population Age 20 and Over
Notes:
  • 1850 census iterated literacy for 20 and over population only.
  • Caution: Census provided number of individuals who cannot read or write. "Literate" was computed by subtracting illiterates from Total Free Population 20 and up (excluding individuals with unknown age).
  • Universe: "Free Population 20 and over" calculated By SE.
  • Powhatan, VA did not iterate illiterate population. Literate population was not calculated for this county.