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1860 Census: Statistics of the United States, (including mortality, property, etc.)

Statistics of the United States, (including mortality, property, &c.) in 1860; compiled from the original returns and being the final exhibit of the Eighth Census, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior.

Mortality statistics include deaths in the year ending June 1, 1860 by States and districts according to age, sex, month, and disease. Extensive analytic commentary with text tables also included. Miscellaneous statistics include: Banks and insurance, value of real and personal estate, public press, railroads, canal and river improvements, manumission of slaves and fugitive slaves, changes of area, number of families and free population, churches, education (number of institutions and school attendance), libraries, taxes, pauperism and crime and wages, persons living over 100 years, average rate of mortality, and fisheries.

Districts include the following States/Territories:

District I - Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York

District II - Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska

District III - New Jersey, Pennsylvania

District IV - Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas

District V - Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina

District VI - Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri

District VII - South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama

District VIII - Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas

District IX - Oregon, California, Territories of: Dakota, New Mexico, Utah, Washington

Mortality Statistics

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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