1890 Census Reports: Decennial Population and Housing Censuses Research Guide

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US Census Bureau 1890 Documents as PDFs

Questionnaire, instructions, and table headers
* Questionnaire description and Instructions to Enumerators - from Measuring America (Sept. 2002)

Report on Population of the United States, Pt. 1
Census Bureau PDF file
Report on Population of the United States, Pt. 2
Census Bureau PDF file
U.S. Documents C3.14:890/pt.1 and 2 (reclassed from I12.5:1, pts. 1 and 2)
* GEOGRAPHIES:   Nation, States, Territories, Counties, Minor Civil Divisions, Cities, Towns, Villages, and Boroughs
* CONTENTS:   Presents 95 tables on various topics:
  -   Population, 1790-1890, for States Territories, Counties
  -   Population, 1880-1890, for Minor Civil Divisions
  -   Population, 1790-1890, for Cities with 1890 Populations of 25,000 and more
  -   Population, 1880-1890, for Towns with 1890 Populations of 1,000 and more
  -   Sex, General Nativity, and Color
  -   State or Territory of Birth
  -   Country of Birth
  -   Foreign Parentage
  -   School, Militia, and Voting Age
  -   Conjugal Condition
  -   Dwellings and Family
  -   Alaska
  -   Ages
  -   School Attendance
  -   Illiteracy
  -   Can Not Speak English
  -   Citizenship of Foreign Born Males 21+
  -   Occupations
  -   Soldiers and Widows
  -   Inmates of Soldiers' Homes

Report on the Insane, Feeble-minded, Deaf and Dumb, and Blind in the United States
Census Bureau PDF file
U.S. Documents C3.14:890/2 (reclassed from I12.5:2)
* Contents: Statistics at various geographic levels and sexes on
  -   Insane
  -   Feeble-Minded
  -   Deaf and Dumb
  -   Blind

Report on Crime, Pauperism, and Benevolence in the United States
Part 1. Analysis Census Bureau PDF file
Part 2. Tables Census Bureau PDF file
U.S. Documents C3.14:890/3, pts. 1 and 2 (reclassed from I12.5:3/pts. 1 and 2)
* Contents: Statistics on various topics:
  -   Inmates of All Institutions
  -   Prisoners
  -   Juvenile Offender
  -   Paupers in Almshouses
  -   Part 2 contains tables on the above topics by different geographies and sexes

Report on Vital and Social Statistics in the United States
Part 1. Analysis and tables Census Bureau PDF file
Part 2. Cities of 100,000 population and upwards Census Bureau PDF file
Part 3. Statistics of Death Census Bureau PDF file
Part 4. Statistics of Death Census Bureau PDF file
U.S. Documents C3.14:890/pts. 1-4 (reclassed from I12.5:4/pts. 1-4)
* Contents:
  -   Pt. 1. Tables of Ratios and Death Rates, 1890
  -   Pt. 2. Statistics for 28 Large Cities, 1890
  -   Pt. 3. General Tables of Death, 1890, in various relations
  -   Pt. 4. General Tables of Death, 1890, and for 6-year registration area, in various relations

Report on the Population and Resources of Alaska
Census Bureau PDF file
U.S. Documents C3.14:890/8 (reclassed from I12.5:8)
* Contents in two parts:
  -   Pt. 1. Population, Geography and Topography, and Social Statistics
      - Territory and District figures
      - Indians of Alaska
      - Villages, Homes, Families, and Conjugal Condition
      - Churches, Schools, Illiteracy, and Language
  -   Pt. 2. Resources and Industries
      - Fur, Fisheries, Mines, Commerce
      - Historical Review of the 1880s

Report on Indians Taxed and Indians Not Taxed in the United States (except Alaska)
Census Bureau PDF file
U.S. Documents C3.14:890/v.17 (reclassed from I12.5:10)
* Contents:
  -   Introduction; Historical Review
  -   Policy and Administration of Indian Affairs
  -   Population, Educational, Land, and Vital and Social Statistics of Indians
  -   Condition of Indians Taxed and Indians Not Taxes
      - Tables for each State and Territory
  -   Indian Wars and Their Cost
  -   Depredation Claims
  -   Liabilities of the U.S. to Indians
  -   Legal Status of Indians
  -   Census of Indians in Canada, 1890

Abstract of the Eleventh Census: 1890. (2nd edition, revised and enlarged publ. 1896)
Census Bureau PDF file
U.S. Documents C3.14:890/16 (reclassed from I12.2:Ab8/2)
* Contents:
  -   Population
  -   Agriculture
  -   Manufactures
  -   Fisheries
  -   Mineral Industries
  -   Transportation
  -   Insurance
  -   Wealth, Debt, and Taxation
  -   Real Estate Mortgages
  -   Farmes and Homes: Proprietorship
  -   Education
  -   Churches
  -   Mortality
  -   Insane, Feeble-Minded, Deaf and Dumb, and Blind
  -   Crime, Pauperism, and Benevolence
  -   Indians
  -   Alaska

Compendium of the Eleventh Census: 1890
Part 1. Census Bureau PDF file
Part 2. Census Bureau PDF file
Part 3. Census Bureau PDF file
U.S. Documents C3.14:890/17/pts. 1-3 (reclassed from I12.2:C73/1-3)
* Contents:
  -   Population
  -   Dwellings and Families
  -   Alaska
  -   Vital and Social Statistics
  -   Educational and Church Statistics
  -   Wealth, Debt, and Taxation
  -   Mineral Industries
  -   Insurance
  -   Foreign Born Population
  -   Manufactures
  -   Population (additional topics)
  -   Agriculture
  -   Manufactures (by state and industry)
  -   Fisheries
  -   Transportation
  -   Wealth, Debt, and Taxation
  -   Real Estate Mortgages
  -   Farms and Homes
  -   Indians

From the 1870 Census forward, the number of published volumes grew each decade. A comprehensive list of all these volumes is beyond the scope of this guide that focuses on the volumes addressing population and housing topics.