Accessing Census Records for Free

 

You should have no problem searching and accessing the U.S. Federal Census for free, using the tips provided here: Note: Viewing many of these documents requires Adobe Acrobat reader. Download free here

If you are browsing a census and need help determining which Enumeration District, use this handy tool: https://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html

 

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State Census

Most States performed their own census, usually at random times. Some can be found on my pages containing resources for each state. (Click here to choose a state). Others you may be able to find by doing a simple search.

 

According to census.gov, the following State Censuses were taken:

  • Alabama - 1818, 1820, 1821, 1823, 1850, 1855, 1866, 1907. (Google Search)

  • Alaska - 1870, 1878, 1879, 1881, 1885, 1887, 1890-95, 1904-07, 1914, 1917. (Google Search)

  • Arizona - 1866, 1867, 1869, 1872, 1874, 1876, 1880, 1882. (Google Search)

  • Arkansas - 1823, 1829, 1865, 1911. (Google Search)

  • California - 1788, 1790, 1796, 1797-98, 1816, 1836, 1844, 1852. (Google Search)

  • Colorado - 1861, 1866, 1885. (Google Search)

  • Connecticut - No state census records are known to exist. (Google Search)

  • Delaware - 1782. (Google Search)

  • District of Columbia - 1803, 1867, 1878. (Google Search)

  • Florida - 1825, 1855, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1935, 1945. (Google Search)

  • Georgia - 1798, 1800, 1810, 1827, 1834, 1838, 1845, 1852, 1853, 1859, 1865, 1879. (Google Search)

  • Hawaii - 1878, 1890, 1896. (Google Search)

  • Idaho - No state census records are known to exist. (Google Search)

  • Illinois - 1810, 1818, 1820, 1825, 1830, 1835, 1840, 1845, 1855, 1865. (Google Search)

  • Indiana - 1807, 1853, 1857, 1871, 1877, 1883, 1889, 1901, 1913, 1919, 1931. (Google Search)

  • Iowa - 1836, 1838, 1844, 1846, 1847, 1849, 1851, 1852, 1854, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925. (Google Search)

  • Kansas - 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925. (Google Search)

  • Kentucky - No state census records are known to exist. (Google Search)

  • Louisiana - 1853, 1858. (Google Search)

  • Maine - 1837. (Google Search)

  • Maryland - 1776, 1778. (Google Search)

  • Massachusetts - 1855, 1865. (Google Search)

  • Michigan - 1837, 1845, 1854, 1864, 1874, 1884, 1888, 1894, 1904. (Google Search)

  • Minnesota - 1849, 1853, 1855, 1857, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905. (Google Search)

  • Mississippi - 1801, 1805, 1808, 1810, 1816, 1818, 1820, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1830, 1833, 1837, 1840, 1841, 1845, 1850, 1853, 1860, 1866. (