Nonpopulation Censuses

In addition to the familiar population (and housing) censuses, there are special censuses which cover a topic. These topics may be a separate section of a decennial census or may have been a separate enumeration.

These schedules are available for census years of 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880:

  • Agriculture
  • Mortality
  • Social statistics

Manufacturing schedules are available for 1820, 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. Also called Industry schedules.

Nonpopulation Censuses have been microfilmed by the Library of Congress. They are arranged by state, then by county, and then by city or town.

Originals or digital copies may be available

  • Library of Congress
  • Some state archives or state libraries
  • Ancestry.com and Ancestry Library Edition (note: selected states only, does not include Delaware)

Available in Delaware:

University of Delaware Library

  • Morris Library Microforms-Microfilm no.6614 (Delaware Agriculture schedules 1850-1880)
  • Morris Library Microforms-Microfilm no.6482 (Pennsylvania Agriculture schedules 1850-1880; selected counties)

Delaware Public Archives (originals and microfilm)

More Information

Nonpopulation Census Records (National Archives)

Guide to Census Records (Delaware Public Archives)

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