The 1850 United States Census was commenced on June 1, 1850. It was during a significant period where there was a large amount of growth and innovation during the Industrial Revolution.
This time it was divided into two parts - a population schedule and a slave schedule. The slaves were not named this time but the owners of the slaves were named.
Again, information was collected regarding people who were deaf, dumb or blind, but this time it was grouped together with information about the insane and idiotic and also new categories of pauper and convict.
This was also the first time where they tried to collect information about all the members in the household, including women, children and slaves. However, no relationship was recorded between household members.
The information collected was:-
The information collected regarding the slaves was:-
Overall, there was 23 191 876 individuals recorded compared to the previous census where 17 069 453 individuals were recorded.
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