1880 US Census Questions (see blank form) (see Census site here for 1880)
U.S. President: Rutherford B. Hayes
Census Date: 1 June 1880
Time allowed: 1 month
US states: 38
The 1880 Census was the first U.S. Census to record the relationship between household members and the head of household. Thirty-eight states were enumerated in the 1880 census, plus the territories of: Arizona, Dakota, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Non-organized Alaska was also enumerated, but the “Indian Territory” (now Oklahoma) was not enumerated for non-Indians.
- Dwelling houses numbered in the order of visitation
- families numbered in the order of visitation
- name of every person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1850, was his this family
- color – white, black, mulatto, Chinese, Indian
- sex – male, female
- age at last birthday prior to June 1, 1880. If under 1 year, give months in fractions, thus 3/12
- if born within the census year, give the month
- relationship of each person to the head of this family – whether wife, son, daughter, servant, boarder, or other.
- Civil condition:single
- widowed, divorced (d)
- married during census year
- Profession, occupation or trade of each person, male or female
- Number of months this person has been unemployed during the census year
- is the person (on the day of the enumerator’s visit) sick or temporarily disabled, so as to be unable to attend to ordinary business or duties? If so, what is the sickness or disability?
- deaf & dumb
- maimed, crippled, bedridden or otherwise disabled.
- attended school within the census year.
- cannot read
- cannot write