State Census Records

Find all generations in the state and Federal census records.

To fill in the ten year interim between Federal censuses, many genealogists use state census records. A great deal can happen to a family in ten years; people marry, children are born and families relocate. State enumerations can fill in the gap and add important information to your family history.

Description

State census records come in a variety of forms. Some were taken while the modern state belonged to another country; or, in Hawaii's case, as a monarchy or republic. Others were taken while the state was a territory of the United States, such as Arizona.

These censues are valuable as they often provide different information than the Federal censuses. Many of the state enumerations however are incomplete. Some, as in the case of Oklahoma, were only conducted for certain parts of the state. Other records have been lost or destroyed over the years.

Finding State Censuses Records

State archives will have copies of that state's census available. Public libraries and genealogy research centers will also have copies, either on microfilm or in published books.

You can find some state census databases and images online at FamilySearch Record Search or Ancestry.

Available State Census Records
State
Years Available
Notes
Alabama 1818, 1820, 1821, 1823, 1850, 1855, 1866, 1907 1818, 1820 and 1821 are incomplete
Alaska 1870, 1878, 1879, 1881, 1885, 1887, 1890-95, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1914, 1917 All incomplete
Arizona 1864, 1866, 1867, 1869, 1872, 1874, 1876, 1880 and 1882 All are incomplete
Arkansas 1823, 1829, 1865 and 1911 All are incomplete
California 1788, 1790, 1796, 1797, 1798, 1816, 1836, 1844, 1852 Only 1852 is complete; all other taken while California was part of Mexico
Colorado 1861, 1866, 1885 1866 is incomplete
Connecticut None No state census taken
Delaware 1782 1782 is incomplete
District of Columbia 1803, 1867, 1878 All are complete
Florida 1825, 1855, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1935, 1945 only 1825, 1885 and 1895 are complete
Georgia 1798, 1800, 1810, 1827, 1834, 1838, 1845, 1852, 1853, 1859, 1865 and 1879 Only 1859 is complete
Hawaii 1878, 1890, 1896 All are incomplete; 1879 and 1890 taken while Hawaii was a monarchy; 1896 taken by Republic of Hawaii
Idaho None No state census taken
Illinois 1810, 1818, 1820, 1825, 1830, 1835, 1840, 1845, 1855, 1865 All are incomplete
Indiana 1807, 1853, 1857, 1871, 1877, 1883, 1889, 1901, 1913, 1919, 1931 All are incomplete
Iowa 1836, 1838, 1844, 1846, 1847, 1849, 1851, 1852, 1854 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915 and 1925 are complete
Kansas 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915 and 1925 1855 is incomplete
Kentucky None No state census taken
Louisiana 1853, 1858 All are incomplete
Maine 1837 1837 is incomplete
Maryland 1776, 1778 All are incomplete
Massachusetts 1855, 1865 Both are complete
Michigan 1837, 1845, 1854, 1864, 1874, 1884, 1888, 1894, 1904 1837, 1845 and 1888 are incomplete
Minnesota 1849, 1853, 1855, 1857, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905 1849, 1853, 1855, 1857 and 1865 are incomplete
Mississippi 1801, 1805, 1808, 1810, 1816, 1818, 1820, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1830, 1833, 1837, 1840, 1841, 1845, 1850, 1853, 1860, 1866 all are incomplete
Missouri 1797, 1803, 1817, 1819, 1840, 1844, 1852, 1856, 1860, 1864, 1876, 1880 All are incomplete
Montana None No state census taken
Nebraska 1854, 1855, 1856, 1865, 1869, 1885 1885 is complete
Nevada 1862, 1863, 1875 1875 is complete
New Hampshire None No state census taken
New Jersey 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905,1915 1855, 1865 and 1875 are incomplete
New Mexico 1790, 1823, 1845, 1885 All are incomplete; 1790-1845 taken while New Mexico was part of Mexico
New York 1790, 1825, 1835, 1845, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925 1790 and 1825 are incomplete
North Carolina 1786 1786 is incomplete
North Dakota 1885, 1915, 1925 1885 is incomplete
Ohio None No state census taken
Oklahoma 1890, 1907 All are incomplete
Oregon 1842, 1843, 1845, 1849, 1850, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905 1875, 1895 and 1905 are complete
Pennsylvania None No state census taken
Rhode Island 1774, 1777, 1782, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935 1774, 1777 and 1782 are incomplete
South Carolina 1825, 1839, 1869 and 1875 All are incomplete
South Dakota 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, 1945 1885 and 1895 are incomplete
Tennessee 1891 1891 is incomplete
Texas 1835 1835 taken while Texas was part of Mexico
Utah 1856 1856 is complete
Vermont None No state census taken
Virginia 1782, 1783, 1784, 1785, 1786 All are incomplete
Washington 1856, 1857, 1858, 1860, 1871, 1874, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1883, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1898 All are incomplete
West Virginia None No state census taken
Wisconsin 1836, 1838, 1842, 1847, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895 and 1905 1838, 1846, 1847, 1855 and 1865 are incomplete
Wyoming 1875 and 1878 All are incomplete

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State Census Records