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1850 - Seventh Census of the United States


The 1850 Census was the seventh enumeration conducted of the United States population as provided for in the U.S. Constitution. The 23+ million people enumerated represented a nearly 36% increase over the prior census. One of the most significant changes in the U.S. Census occurred with this effort which recorded the names of every individual in a household. In addition, enumerators were directed to include the following: name; age as of the census day; sex; color; birthplace; occupation of males over age fifteen; value of real estate; whether married within the previous year; whether deaf-mute, blind, insane, or "idiotic"; whether able to read or write for individuals over age twenty; and whether the person attended school within the previous year. No relationships were shown between members of a household.

Federal Census Statistics
Census Date: 01 June 1850
Time Allowed: 6 Months
Population: 23,191,876
Slaves: 3,204,313
Alabama: 771,623
US President: Millard Fillmore
US States: 30


  (NARA microfilm publication M432, 1009 rolls)

  1850 Census Questions

  You can click the link to the counties below and view the individual image of the census. Please note, the image names "does not" represent the actual census "page". The page number represented is the page number on the PDF/Reel of the census.





Schedule No. 1 - Free Inhabitants

Volume Reel 0001

  -Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, and Benton Counties


     Pages -857



Volume Reel 0002

  -Bibb, Blount, Butler, and Chambers Counties


     Pages -844



Volume Reel 0003

  -Cherokee, Choctaw, Clarke, Coffee, and Conecuh Counties


     Pages -793



Volume Reel 0004

  -Coosa, Covington, Dale, and Dallas Counties


     Pages -811



Volume Reel 0005

  -De Kalb, Fayette, and Franklin Counties


     Pages -864



Volume Reel 0006

  -Greene, Hancock, and Henry Counties


     Pages -813



Volume Reel 0007

  -Jackson, Jefferson, and Lauderdale Counties


     Pages -799



Volume Reel 0008

  -Lawrence, Limestone, and Lowndes Counties


     Pages -579



Volume Reel 0009

  -Macon and Madison Counties


     Pages -805



Volume Reel 0010

  -Marengo, Marion, and Marshall Counties


     Pages -793



Volume Reel 0011

  -Mobile and Monroe Counties


     Pages -810



Volume Reel 0012

  -Montgomery, Morgan, and Perry Counties


     Pages -809



Volume Reel 0013

  -Pickens and Pike Counties


     Pages -835



Schedule No. 2 - Slave Inhabitants

Volume Reel 0017

  -Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Benton, Bibb, Blount, Buder, and Chambers Counties


     Pages -556



Volume Reel 0018

  -Cherokee, Choctaw, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Dale, and Dallas Counties


     Pages -540



Volume Reel 0019

  -De Kalb, Lafayette, Franklin, Greene, Hancock, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, and Lauderdale Counties


     Pages -588



Volume Reel 0020

  -Lawrence, Limestone, Lowndes, and Macon Counties


     Pages -550



Volume Reel 0021

  -Madison, Marengo, Marion, and Marshall Counties


     Pages -467



Volume Reel 0022

  -Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, and Morgan Counties


     Pages -474



Volume Reel 0023

  -Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, and Russell Counties


     Pages -508



Volume Reel 0024

  -St. Clair, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, and Wilcox Counties


     Pages -625