- 1830 US Census Date: (All reported data is “as of” this official date chosen by the census agency)
- June 1, 1830
- 1830 Census Duration:
- 12 months
- 1830 US Census Population:
- President During 1830 Census:
- Andrew Jackson
1830 US Census 5th United States Census
Information requested for the 1820 Census
- Name of the head of the family head/ head of household
- Number of free white males and females broken down into age categories:
- Age 0-5
- Age 5-10
- Age 10-15
- Age 15-20
- Age 20-30
- Age 30-40
- Age 40-50
- Age 50-60
- Age 60-70
- Age 70-80
- Age 80-90
- Age 100 and over
- Number of slaves and free colored person in six age groups
- Number of deaf and dumb
- Age 13 and younger
- Age 14-24
- Age 25 years and older
- Number of blind
- Number of foreigners not naturalized
What was lost from the 1830 Census?
Records were lost in some counties of Massachusetts, Maryland and Mississippi
1830 Census Quick Facts
- Of the 12,866,020 people living in the United States in 1830, 2,009,043 were slaves.
- It took $379,000, approximately 1,519 enumerators and 214 published reports to complete the 1820 census.
- The US population increased by 33.5 percent from the 1820 census to the 1830 census.
Historical Events Surrounding 1830 Census
- After months of increasing inflation and shrinking credit, the Panic of 1837 begins causing widespread bank failures and unemployment.
- July 2, 1839: 57 Africans mutiny aboard the ship La Amistad while en route to Cuba
- January 30, 1835: First attempt for assassination of a United States president was made on Andrew Jackson. Luckily for him, Richard Lawrence’s gun misfired.
- Baltimore steals 2nd place from Philadelphia in the list of the largest cities in the US. New York City still has the lead as the largest urban area of 1830 with a population of 202,589.