1790 Census Reports: Decennial Population and Housing Censuses Research Guide

NCSU Libraries Guide to Census Data Resources - Provides links to online and other electronic data sources.
US Census Bureau 1790 Documents as PDFs

Questionnaire, instructions, and table headers
* Questionnaire description - from Measuring America (Sept. 2002)
* Table headers - from Seventh Census of the United States, 1850 (I8.5:1)

Return of the Whole Number of Persons Within the Several Districts of the United States
Census Bureau PDF file
U.S. Documents C3.14:790/rep. 1942 (reclassed from I2.5:1790)
* GEOGRAPHIES:   Nation, states, counties, and towns; North Carolina also reported data by district
* CONTENTS:   Sex, Age (of free white males 16 & over, under 16), Other free persons, Slaves

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790
Census Bureau PDF files (12 volumes)
U.S. Documents C3.11:N81/3 (North Carolina volume only)
* Reports are available for Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia
* Returns for Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey and Tennessee were destroyed when the Capitol building was burned in 1812.
* Provides the numbers of persons in each household characterized by the questions found in Return of the Whole Number of Persons.
* The North Carolina Heads of Families volume is the only Census product in the NCSU Libraries that contains individual family names.
* Surnames are not in alphabetical order in the tables, but an index is provided for each volume.