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1850 Census: Mortality Statistics of the Seventh Census of the United States, 1850

Mortality statistics of the seventh census of the United States, 1850; embracing:

I. The cause of death,
II. The age and sex,
III. The color and condition,
IV. The nativity,
V. The season of decease,
VI. The duration of illness,
VII. The occupation, of the persons reported to have died in the twelve months preceding the first of June of that year,

with sundry comparative and illustrative tables.

Deaths by cause and classified according to age, sex, color and condition (free, slave), nativity, season, and duration of sickness are tabulated for the United States, States, and Territories. Deaths according to age, nativity, season, duration of illness, occupation, and color are given for the leading cities in the United States.

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

Page Last Revised - December 16, 2021
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