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New York State: Information, Legislation, Government & Documents

A listing of useful NYS info and Websites

Census (Federal & State)

U.S. Census for NYS

Current U.S. Census info at The New York State Data Center. Look to the left side of the screen for links to population, housing & economic data.

Historical Census Browser: Examine state and county topics for individual census years and over time. Generate maps of selected data

Drake Library has microfilm reels of U.S. Census from the 1st Census (1790) to the 15th (1930). They are shelved in Mic 3 HA 1 & then by year of Census. Except for the 1790 Census, these reels are the handwritten names of the residents of the state by county.

New York state statistics can be found on these reels: 1790 reel 2; 1800 reels 21-28; 1810 reels 26-37; 1820 reels 62, 69,72. Monroe and Orleans Counties didn't exist until 1821 and 1824 respectively.

For reel numbers for these counties for the 1830-1930 U.S. Censuses, please see table below.
  

Rochester/Monroe Cty                        Orleans  Cty 
Year Census Reel # xxxx Year Census Reel #
1830 5th 94 xxxx 1830 5th 115
1840 6th 297-98 xxxx 1840 6th 321
1850 7th 528-31 1850 7th 575
1860 8th 782-86 1860 8th 836
1870 9th 969-71 1870 9th 1071
1880 10th 861-64 1880 10 912
1890 Destroyed by fire 1890 Destroyed by fire
1900 12th 1072-77 1900 12th 1142
1910 13th 988-93 1910 13th 1061-62
1920 14th 1119-25 1920 14th 1255
1930 15th 1446-55 1930 15th 1635

 

 

New York State Census

The state conducted its own census in various years then every 10 years starting in 1825

New York State Census figures are available online for population and economy of counties, cities and towns for 1808, 1814, 1821, 1825, 1835, 1845, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915 and 1925.

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Last Updated: Jul 18, 2022 1:41 PM
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