General Information


Missouri became a state in 1821, bringing the total number of states in the 1830 census to twenty-four. Florida was purchased from Spain in 1819, but treaty ratification did not occur until 1821. Florida became a territory in 1822, and its first census was taken in 1830. No other new territories were added to the U.S. before this census year.




The 1830 census format included the name of a head of household; the number of free white males and free white females in specific age categories; the name of a slave owner and number of slaves owned by that person; the number of male and female slaves by age categories; the number of foreigners (not naturalised) in a household; and the number of deaf, dumb, and blind persons within a household.


Census losses


None for 1830, except some countywide losses in Massachusetts, Maryland and Mississippi.




The National Archives and Records Administration microfilm for the 1830 census is contained on 201 rolls of 35mm film, series M19.


Gooderson Entries


Despite there having been only minimal overall losses in the 1830 census, no records have been found for the surname Gooderson.


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