The Fourth U.S. Census ~ 1820


  As with the 1790 U.S. Census, the 1820 U.S. Census reflects the resident status as of the first Monday in August, 1820.

     Information recorded on the 1820 U.S. Census:
     *   Name of head of family.
     *   Number of free white males and females in the
            following age groups:
               *   under 10 years,
               *   10 to 15 years,
               *   16 to 25 years,
               *   (also 16 to 18 just free white males),
               *   26 to 45 years, including heads of families,
               *   45 years and upwards, including heads of families.
     *   Number of foreigners not naturalized.
     *   Number of male and female slaves.
     *   Number of free colored persons in the
            following age groups:
               *   under 14 years,
               *   14 to 25 years,
               *   26 to 44 years,
               *   45 years and upwards.
     *   Number of all other free persons,
            except Indians not taxed.
     *   Number of all persons (including slaves)
            engaged in agriculture, commerce and manufactures.


  The 1820 U.S. Census is available on microfilm, and can be purchased by check or money order from the National Archives at the following address: National Archives Trust Fund, P.O. Box 100793, Atlanta, GA, 30384-0793. The NATF will accept credit cards as payment. If paying by credit card, include the card number, expiration date and the cardholder's signature, and write to: National Archives Trust Fund, Cashier (NAT), 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5100, College Park, MD 20740-6001. You can also place an order by phone to: (800) 234-8861 between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm est.

  Pennsylvania returns are found on Microfilm Publication #M33. Bedford County is recorded on Roll #98. Cambria County is recorded on Roll #98. Huntingdon County is recorded on Roll #104. Somerset County is recorded in Roll #111.