Questions asked on the 1870 US Census (9th)

1870 US Census Questions (see blank form) (see Census site here for 1870)

U.S. President: Ulysses S Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

Population: 38,558,371
Census Date: 1 June 1870

Time allowed: 1 month
US States: 37

  1. Dwelling houses numbered in the order of visitation
  2. families numbered in the order of visitation
  3. name of every person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1850, was his this family
  4. age at last birthday. If under 1 year, give months hi fractions, thus 3/12
  5. sex – male (M), Female (F)
  6. color – white (W), black (B), Mulatto (M), Chinese (C), Indian (I)
  7. profession, occupation or trade of each person, male or female
  8. value of real estate
  9. value of personal estate
  10. place of birth, naming state or territory of US; or the country, if of foreign birth
  11. father of foreign birth (?)
  12. mother of foreign birth
  13. if born within the year, state month (jan, feb)
  14. If married within the year, state month (jan, feb, etc)
  15. attended school within the year
  16. education: cannot read
  17. education: cannot write
  18. whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane or idiotic
  19. Constitutional Relations: Male citizens of US of 21 years of age and upwards
  20. Constitutional Relations: Male citizens of US of 21 years of age and upwards, whose right to vote is denied or abridged on other grounds than rebellion or other crime.
  • Census questions transcription questions transcription © 2012 SE. Ross
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