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            INFORMATION ON STATE CENSUSES

State censuses were created by state governments. Federal censuses were
taken every 10 years from 1790 to the present. State censuses were taken
in between the federal censuses. Usually the state censuses and federal
censuses had similar information.
 
 

Alabama became a state in 1819. State censuses were taken in Alabama in
1820, 1831, 1844,1850, 1855, and 1866.

Alaska became a state in 1959 - no state censuses.

Arizona became a state in 1912 - no state censuses.

Arkansas became a state in 1836 - no state censuses.

California became a state in 1850 - There is an 1852 state census.

Colorado became a state in 1876 - No state censuses for Colorado;
however, there is a special 1885 federal census.

Connecticut became a state in 1788. No state censuses, except for a 1917
military census at the Connecticut State Library.

Delaware became a state in 1787 - No state censuses.

The District of Columbia has district censuses for 1803, 1807, 1818,
1867, and 1878,which are at the Maryland State Archives. There are also
police censuses for 1885 to 1919, which list heads of households.

Florida became a state in 1845. State censuses of Florida exist for
1845, 1855, 1865,1868, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1935, and 1945.

Georgia became a state in 1788. State censuses of Georgia were taken in
various years.The original records are at the Georgia Department of
Archives and History. There are state censuses at the Family History
Library for some counties for 1827, 1834, 1837,1838, 1845, 1852, 1859,
and 1879.

Hawaii was annexed by the United States in 1898 and became a state in
1959. No state censuses.

Idaho became a state in 1890 - no state censuses.

Illinois became a state in 1818. State censuses are available for 1825,
1835, 1845, 1855,and 1865.

Indiana became a state in 1816. Indiana has some state enumerations for
1853 to 1877.

Iowa became a state in 1846. State censuses were taken from 1846 to
1925.

Kansas became a state in 1861. Kansas has state censuses for 1865, 1875,
1885, 1895,1905, 1915, and 1925.

Kentucky became a state in 1792 - no state censuses.

Louisiana became a state in 1812 and has state censuses for a few
parishes: 1813 (St.Landry), 1833 (St. Tammany), 1837 (Ascension),
1856-57 (Carrollton).

Maine became a state in 1820. There was a Maine state census in 1837,
which is available for several cities and towns.

Maryland became a state in 1788 - no state censuses.

Massachusetts became a state in 1788. There are state censuses for
Massachusetts for 1855 and 1865.

Michigan became a state in 1837. State censuses were taken in the years
1845, 1854,1864, 1874, 1884, 1894, and 1904.

Minnesota became a state in 1858. State censuses were taken in 1865,
1875, 1885, 1895,and 1905.

Mississippi became a state in 1817. State censuses were taken in some
counties in 1818,1820, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1830, 1833, 1837, 1840,
1841, 1845, 1850, 1853,1860, and 1866.

Missouri became a state 1821. There are Missouri state censuses for a
few counties for 1844, 1857 through 1858, 1868, and 1876.

Montana became a state in 1889 - no state censuses.

Nebraska became a state in 1867. There are state censuses for 1869,
1885, and 1913 through 1914 (taken for German immigrants from Russia).

Nevada became a state in 1864, and a state census was taken in 1875.

New Hampshire became a state in 1788 - No state censuses

New Jersey became a state in 1787. There are state censuses for 1855,
1865, 1875,1885, 1895, 1905, and 1915.

New Mexico became a state in 1912 - no state censuses.

New York became a state in 1788. State censuses were taken in 1825,
1835, 1845,1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, and 1925.

North Carolina became a state in 1789 - no state censuses.

North Dakota became a state in 1889. State censuses were taken in North
Dakota in 1905, 1915, and 1925.

Ohio became a state in 1803. All that remains of the 1810 census are the
returns for Washington County. Some town or county enumerations were
taken from 18031911.

Oklahoma became a state in 1907 - no state censuses.

Oregon became a state in 1859. Oregon state censuses were taken in 1892
(Marion County) and 1905 (a few counties).

Pennsylvania became a state in 1787. No state censuses. However, the
Pennsylvania State Archives has "septennial censuses" (tax lists with
the names of the taxable inhabitants), which were taken every seven
years, and exist for these counties:
1779: Bedford, Berks, Chester, Lancaster.
1786: Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Fayette, Franklin,
Lancaster, Montgomery, Northampton, Washington, Westmoreland, York.
1793: Berks, Cumberland, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia
City, Philadelphia County, York.
1800: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Centre,
Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Greene,
Huntingdon, Lancaster, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montgomery,
Northampton, Northumberland, Philadelphia City, Somerset, Washington,
Wayne, Westmoreland, York.
1807: Dauphin (Derry Township), Franklin, Montgomery, York.
1814: Franklin.
1821: Columbia, Franklin, Huntingdon, Mifflin.
1828: Franklin.
1835: Franklin.
1842: Franklin, Montgomery (Pottsgrove Township only).
1849: Wyoming County.
1863: Philadelphia City.

Rhode Island became a state in 1790. Rhode Island has state censuses for
1865, 1875,1885, 1915, 1925, and 1936.

South Carolina became a state in 1788. South Carolina has state census
records for some counties for 1829, 1839, 1848, 1869, and 1875. The
original records are at the South Carolina Department of Archives and
History. Some of them have been published in South Carolina periodicals.
The 1848 census of Charleston city has been published and is at the
Family History Library.

South Dakota became a state in 1889. State censuses were taken in South
Dakota in 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, and 1945.

Tennessee became a state in 1796 - no state censuses.

Texas became a state in 1845 - no state censuses.

Utah became a state in 1896 - no state censuses.

Vermont became a state in 1791 - no state censuses.

Virginia became a state in 1788 - no state censuses for Virginia.
However, tax lists, available for most counties from about 1782 to 1850,
are valuable census substitutes.

Washington became a state in 1889. A state census of Washington was
taken in 1892.

West Virginia became a state in 1863 - no state censuses.

Wisconsin became a state in 1848, and Wisconsin state censuses were
taken in 1855,1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, and 1905.

Wyoming became a state in 1890. A 1905 Wyoming state census is at the
Wyoming State Archives.

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