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[Both] the 1800 and 1810 censuses, which used identical questionnaires, broke down the ages of household members in greater detail. For both free white males and free white females, these censuses counted those under age 10, 10 and under 16, 16 and under 26, 26 and under 45, and age 45 and up, as well as other free persons and slaves.
David Fryxell, “US Census Information Year-by-Year for Genealogists“
1810 Census Fast Facts
Age breakdown of household members
10 LARGEST CITIES
New York City, NY
Boston town, MA
Northern Liberties township, PA
New Orleans, LA
Southwark district, PA
Salem town, MA
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1810 Census Questions
For the 1810 census, the questions were identical to the 1800 census. This census did, however, record the name of the county, parish, township, town, or city in which each family resided.
- The number of free White males and females aged, respectively:
– under 10 years of age
- – of 10 years but under 16 years
- – of 16 years but under 26 years
- – of 26 years but under 45 years
- – 45 years and upward
- Number of all other free persons
- Number of slaves
Where can I find the 1810 census?
How to Read the 1810 Census
The age breakdown of household members is far more useful than the one in 1790, because it can help to separate parents from children (or grandparents living with their adult children and grandchildren) and it lets you match up the offspring more accurately.
1810 Census Research Resources
Family Tree Wiki
United States Census 1810
University of Washington University Libraries
U.S. Decennial Census: 1810