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Online Federal Censuses[edit | edit source]

Population Schedules[edit | edit source]

Starting in 1790, federal population schedules were taken every 10 years in the United States. Click here for more information about federal census records.

Arizona was a part of Mexico until the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, when it was given to the United States as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Therefore, Arizona was not included in census prior to 1850. Additionally, until 1862, Arizona was part of the New Mexico territory.

United States Federal Censuses with Online Links[edit | edit source]
1790 1800 1810 1820
1830 1840 1850 1860
1870 1880 1890 1900
1910 1920 1930 1940

Non-Population Schedules for Arizona[edit | edit source]

Federal non-population schedules included such things mortality schedules, agriculture schedules, slave schedules, and manufacturing schedules.

Year Type of Census Links
1870 Mortality ($) — index and images
1880 Mortality ($) — index and images

Existing and Lost Censuses[edit | edit source]

Online State and Territorial Censuses[edit | edit source]

State censuses are census records that were taken at the state-level rather than at the federal. Often, but not always, a state took their census in ten year increments 5 years from when the Federal Census was taken, such as 1885. State censuses can even serve as substitutes for missing federal censuses. For more information on state censuses, visit United States Census Bureau.

Territorial censuses were taken by the federal government to count the population in federal territories. The government needed to count the population in the territory to see if it could qualify for statehood. For more information on territorial censuses, visit the US Territorial Census page.

Year Type of Census Links
1864 Territorial ($) — index and images ($) — index
1866 Territorial ($) — index and images
1867 Territorial ($) — index and images
1869 Territorial ($) — index and images
1874 Territorial ($) — index and images
1876 Territorial ($) — index and images
1882 Territorial ($) — index and images

Other Census Images[edit | edit source]

Indian Census Rolls[edit | edit source]

United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 Census for Kaibab Paiute Indians at the Kaibab Paiute Reserveration, Moccansin, Ariziona, 1910-1911 and Moapa River Reservation, Nevada
Census for Navajo in Leupp Agency and school in Leupp, Arizona 1915-1929 Census, birth and death records, 1932-1937
Indian census roll, Hualapai Agency, Hackberry, Arizona, 1896-1898 Indian census rolls, Camp McDowell, 1905-1909 and 1911-1912
Indian census rolls, Camp Verde, 1915-1927 Indian census rolls, Colorado River, 1885-1940
Indian census rolls, Fort Apache, 1898-1939 Indian census rolls, Fort Mojave, 1892-1915
Indian census rolls, Fort Yuma, 1905-1935 Indian census rolls, Havasupai, 1905-1933
Indian census rolls, Hopi Reservation, 1924-1939

Why Use the Census?[edit | edit source]

State census records can be one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. Information varies based on year and location, but information that may be included in a census can include:

  • Name of each person in the family at the time the census was taken
  • Street or Avenue, or number Rural Free Delivery
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Color
  • Nativity
  • Place of birth of this person
  • Place of birth of Father of this person
  • Place of birth of Mother of this person
  • Period of Residence
  • How long a resident of this State (years and months)
  • How long a resident of this enumeration district (years and months)
  • Regular occupation
  • Military service