DAR Library Learning Series Minute: Revolutionary War Pensioners in 1840 Census
The United States Census - 1840
Tuesday's Genealogy Tip - 1840 Census
U.S. 6th Census 1840 "colored persons" slaves "Insane & Idiots" listed by age & race rare book
The United States census of 1840 was the sixth census of the United States. Conducted by the Census Office on June 1, 1840, it determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 – an increase of 32.7 percent over the 12,866,020 persons enumerated during the 1830 census. The total population included 2,487,355 slaves. In 1840, the center of population was about 260 miles (418 km) west of Washington, near Weston, Virginia.
Controversy over statistics for mental illness among Northern blacks