Connecticut State Library Guide to Research Topics: Census

We have a comprehensive collection of statistical census information, as well as individual returns related to Connecticut.

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A copy of the actual census is in the Ezra Stiles Miscellaneous Papers, number 299, at the Beinecke Library, Yale University.

A contemporary manuscript copy is at the Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford, CT 06105.

The 1798 tax was the first federal direct tax in the United States. Some lists still exist for Connecticut.

See images of each of the questionnaire's used for the census from the U.S. Census Bureau

The United States Census Bureau provides access to digital copies of statistics for the decennial censuses (1790-2010). The Bureau's Factfinder allows you to search for very detailed statistics from recent census years, as well as estimates and projections. The University of Virginia Library's Census Browser includes federal census data from 1790-1960 for all states and counties.

Read what questions were asked or view images of the forms used for each of the federal censuses on the Census Bureau website. In addition to images of the census forms, Measuring America also contains instructions that accompanied the forms, a history of the census, and censuses from states and territories.

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