Status:Closed    Asked:Oct 06, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Hi, Does anybody know where I can find full counts for the census of 1860 and 1870? Thanks!

The Census of 1850 and 1880 have full counts (100% sample) available, but 1860 and 1870 only have 1.2% samples available. Are they being digitized currently or are they available somewhere else or only by request? Thanks.

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Jeff Bloem


The complete count samples for 1860 and 1870 are still under construction by the IPUMS USA Team. As noted here, there is a goal to have these samples released by 2020. Beyond this broad goal, I can't be more specific about when these data will be available.


Oct 06, 2017 - 04:30 PM

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This site is invaluable for historic census data:

It combines many Census papers on the foreign-born population and, in the process of doing so, lists total population (native and foreign-born) by state and census region for each decade from 1850 to 1990. One of several tables cited in the report, "Table 13 - Nativity of the population, for regions, divisions and states, 1850 to 1990" may be overkill but it certainly should answer your question.


Oct 06, 2017 - 12:46 PM

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